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Hi Josh,

thank you for your info. This is very helpful.

We plan to see the gorillas in Bayanga in mid-June and we will enter and exit CAR between Nokadouma and Nola.

By the way, is it possible to get the CAR visa at the border?

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No, you have to get it in Yaounde.
BTW: If you are going directly to Garoua Boulai, you will have better roads and the checkpoints aren't that bad.

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Thanks! That's what we'll do.
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The visa is very easy to get in Yaounde, one day and about $50. (The embassy is about 1 km from the Nigerian embassy) When you get there dont forget to look up Peter and tell him Hi from us, he is a great guy and will probably cook you dinner.
Also take the time to see the elephants at the salt pans, arguably the best elephant viewing in Africa. It is worth the extra $50 to see them for the day.
Also there is an American guy who went native with the pygmies 30 years ago, he is worth seeking out to hear some great stories.
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Sorry, where to look for the salt pans? Cameroon or CAR?
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It's also in Bayanga. You can book there one day elephants on the pan, next day gorillas in the forest, next day hunting with pygmees in the forest next day canoeing with pygmees, next day ... as much as you like.
The pan is really somekind of magic, the elephants come and go permanently and you can see the excitement of the ones who come. They eat the the mud there, as well as a lot of other animals doing this, which you won't see anywhere else. There works an amrican woman for (I guess) 15 years and she is able to recognize over 3.000 different elephants just on their ears and tusks and she knows almost the whole family story of each of them. Some of them disappear for a few months and then come back.
If you stay in Bayanga you also have to visit the payotte "Cote d'Azur" in "Bayanga Downtown" for an evening :-).

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Sounds great. Many thanks Josh and Peter.
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