Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 746,309 ha
- Buffer zone: 1,787,950 ha
Situated in the north-western Congo Basin, where Cameroon, Central African Republic and Congo meet, the site encompasses three contiguous national parks totalling around 750,000 ha. Much of the site is unaffected by human activity and features a wide range of humid tropical forest ecosystems with rich flora and fauna, including Nile crocodiles and goliath tigerfish, a large predator. Forest clearings support herbaceous species and Sangha is home to considerable populations of forest elephants, critically endangered western lowland gorilla, and endangered chimpanzee. The site’s environment has preserved the continuation of ecological and evolutionary processes on a huge scale and great biodiversity, including many endangered animal species.
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Medium airport - 77 mi (125 km) Berbérati Airport
Medium airport - 123 mi (199 km) Impfondo Airport
Small airport - 125 mi (202 km) Betou Airport
Small airport - 138 mi (222 km) Libenge Airport
Small airport - 160 mi (258 km) Carnot Airport
Small airport - 167 mi (269 km) Souanke Airport
Small airport - 171 mi (276 km) Bangui M'Poko International Airport
Medium airport - 183 mi (296 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.