The Protected Areas of Dzanga-Sangha (APDS) are internationally known for the beauty of their tropical forest and the remarkable animal diversity they contain. Western lowland gorillas, forest elephants, bongos, buffaloes that a multitude of bird species are for example easily observable. The local culture is very rich, especially through centuries-old traditions perpetuated by Sangha-Sangha fishing groups and Ba'aka pygmy hunter-gatherers. Along with efforts to conserve biodiversity and support the development of local communities, Protected Areas actively promote ecotourism and scientific research. A wide range of tourist activities and a quality lodge, with a breathtaking view of the Sangha, are offered. Sharing its borders with Cameroon and the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Protected Areas of Dzanga-Sangha are an integral part of the Tri-National Sangha, one of the most important transboundary conservation sites in the Congo Basin. This group formed by three contiguous National Parks (Nouabalé-Ndoki in the Congo, Lobéké in Cameroon and Dzanga-Ndoki in CAR) and their peripheral areas is in fact now engaged in the nomination process as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. . Excursions to other National Parks can be organized from Dzanga-Sangha.