WARNING: There has been massive political unrest and rebel activity in many rural areas of the Central African Republic. Travel outside Bangui is strongly discouraged, including all land routes from Cameroon.
Traditional trade is carried on by means of shallow-draft dugouts. Oubangui is the most important river, navigable all year to craft drawing 0.6 m or less. 282 km of waterways are navigable to craft drawing as much as 1.8 m