The national parks house endangered black rhinoceros, elephant, cheetah, leopard and African wild dogs. The dense forests are home to three hundred and twenty wild bird species. Dzanga, Shangha National Park is the second biggest rain forest on earth and contains Western Lowland gorillas, elephant and forest buffalo.
In 2008 the CAR was declared the country least affected by light pollution, making it one of the best places to gaze at the stars. One of the most favoured tourist attractions in the CAR are the stunning Boali Falls, where the water plunges fifty meters into the crocodile infested lake below.
The CAR is home to around seventy megalithic stones, reminiscent of Stone Henge that date back thousands of years.