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Chad safaris

Chad is a unique safari experience! Africa’s fifth largest country, Chad is wild, expansive and one of the last true wilderness areas – explore the untouched.

Chad is one of the least visited of all African countries. It’s not for first timers but for those who are looking for adventure and experiential travel – there’s no where quite like it.

Why Chad

Landscapes are rugged, the wildlife is excellent and Chad is home to the Big 5. Also 100+lions in Zakouma National Park along with rhinoceros, antelopes, giraffe, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalo, hippopotamus and 50+ bird species who are attracted to the extensive marshlands.

  • Zakouma National Park  under the management of African Parks since 2010. Zakouma lies between the rainforest and the Sahara Desert and is now a safe-haven for wildlife
  • Ennedi Natural and Cultural Reserve came under management of African Parks in early 2018. UNESCO declared the unique natural formations and 7000 year rock art of the Ennedi Massif as a World Heritage Site

When to go on a safari to Chad

  • November to May : dry conditions. Wildlife returns to the parks. April to May are the best months to visit. Wildlife is excellent with Kordofan Giraffe, striped jackals and African elephant returning. Temperatures can reach around 40 degrees but there may also be rainfall. Early months are cooler with little rain and temperatures of 25 degrees
  • June to November : heavy rains – areas such as Zakouma are pretty much inaccessible and wildlife migrate from the park

Deforestation has meant the loss of baobab, acacias, dates and palm trees. This has also caused the loss of natural habitat for wildlife. The increase in human settlement where the deforestation has taken place has meant that there’s more livestock farming and hunting which has had an impact on wildlife populations. Working with African Parks in areas such as Zakouma and Ennedi, there’s hope that the conservation efforts will pay off and we’re already seeing the increase in healthy elephant populations in Zakouma.

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Take a walk on Africa’s wild side with our Zakouma safari

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Chad River courtesy Jean Labuschagne

Zakouma Safari Chad

An epic 10 day exploration in Chad … where lions roam open plains in search of buffalo herds and red-billed quelea flock in their thousands…

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