The Central African Republic is the ideal destination for taking part in tribal traditions and visiting some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa. See gorillas and other wildlife on day-long outings in Dzanga-Sangha National Park. For vast savannas and the bird-rich floodplains in the north, hire a guide to take you round Manoro-Gounda St Floris National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Pygmy settlements in Mbaiki take part in a hunt for small animals and collect various vegetation which is used in sauces to accompany the meat. Pygmy women will take you collecting medicinal plants and will explain what they are used for. It is a unique experience. You can buy souvenirs in Bangui market and the capital also boasts fine restaurants and several nightclubs.