Central African Republic is a beautiful country where the desert and delta co-exist mutually and one wish that time could stand still. The unforgettable wilderness, the splendid waterways of the Ubangi and Shari River Delta, the rolling sand dunes and the abundance of wild-wildlife are just a few features of what makes this country your ultimate destination. As evident from its name, Central African Republic rests over the central landscape of the African continent. The ecological characteristics of the country includes Sahelo-Sudanese zone in the north, an Equatorial forest zone in the south and Sudano-Guinean savannas elsewhere. The not-so-high Fertit Hills come in the northeast part whereas a granite plateau of Yade Massif is located in the northwest of Central African Republic.
Central African Republic belongs to the Nilo-Saharan language speaking family and was inhabited by Adamawa and Bantu people. From the 16th to 19th century, this region was the centre point of slave traders from Arab nations and other neighbouring countries. The French occupied the region in 1894 and established the colony of Ubangi-Shari. After becoming part of French Equatorial Africa, Central African Republic proclaimed independence on August 13, 1960. Fighting out the turbulent post-independence era when it was renamed as Central African Empire, the country today presents itself as a multiparty republic.