The First Western Gorillas to be Habituated to Human Presence

In the Dzanga Sangha Reserve of Central African Republic, the first western gorillas have been successfully habituated to human presence.

After years of work, tourists and researchers alike can observe gorillas in the middle of the forest, from only a few meters away. Since October 2001, more than 300 tourists have had the opportunity to observe and follow a gorilla family for several hours as they move through the forest. However, this reserve also merits a visit for other reasons: for the excellent chance of seeing forest elephants and buffaloes for the pure beauty of the landscape or to catch a glimpse of the way of life of the various ethnic groups inhabiting the region, some since millions of years.