Take the chance to visit one of Africa's most mysterious countries. Virtually closed off to tourism for decades after a succession of civil wars and political turmoil, Chad now has a few stable regions that are beginning to become accessible for tourists.
Our Chad tours visit both the capital city of N'Djamena and Zakouma National Park; one of Africa's last true remaining wildernesses, hosting lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants, buffalo and much more.
Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.
We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.
Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.
We run one trip to Chad each year, every February. The tour starts and ends in the capital N'Djamena.
The tour runs immediately before our Eritrea tour so it can be linked up with both this and Sudan if required.
Visa invitations are issued 6 weeks prior to departure. Due to very few Chad Embassies around the world, we also offer a full visa service.
Our current 2019 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
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Our current 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
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Our Chad safari itinerary can be seen below. For anyone interested in extending their stay in Zakouma please email us.
Day 1 - Arrival into N'Djamena
Arrival into N'Djamena airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - Tour of N'Djamena
After breakfast we take a morning tour of the capital. We start off by visiting a local craft market before walking around 'Place de Nation' - the city's main square with its statues and monuments. We then walk around local markets before visiting the national museum. Here is the 6 million year old skull of Toumai, humanity's oldest ancestor. We return to the hotel for a short break and lunch before setting off later in the afternoon to visit the village of Gaoui, a traditional Chad village well known for its pottery and architecture.
Day 3 - Zakouma National Park
Today we start the long drive South East to Zakouma national park. The drive will take approximately 12 hours, passing through many remote villages with backdrops of incredible rock formations en route. Arrive in the evening to the park in time for dinner before settling down in our accommodation where we stay for the next four nights.
Day 4 - Safari in Zakouma
Today we start our 3 days of safari in Zakouma. Each day we will take an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Breakfast is served prior to our morning game drive with lunch in between the drives. After our return from the late afternoon safari, time for a shower before dinner is served. There is also a bar serving alcohol and soft drinks throughout the day and evening.
Day 5 - Search for The Big 5
After breakfast we will take a morning game drive and start our search for the big 5 (5 rhinos are to be reintroduced in April 2018). Return to the lodge for lunch before taking another game drive in the late afternoon/early evening.
Day 6 - Final Safari Day
Today we will take our final two safaris. As well as the big 5 there's also the chance to spot a large range of other animals such as giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, crocodiles, civits, foxes, hyenas, montior lizards and much more. There is also a huge array of birdlife which can be spotted all across the reserve and in particular at the watering holes.
Day 7 - Goodbye Meal
Today we drive back to N'Djamena. Arrive in the evening and spend our final night in the capital for a goodbye meal together.
Day 8 - Tour Ends
Check out of the hotel and transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
- Visa support documents
- Airport transfers
- 3 nights twin accommodation in N'Djamena
- 4 nights twin accommodation in Zakouma National Park lodge (Tinga)
- Permits for travel outside Zakouma
- Return transport from N'Djamena (4x4's, 4 people per vehicle)
- 3 meals per day in Zakouma
- 2 game drives per day in Zakouma
- Zakouma entrance fees
- Lupine tour leader
- Local guides
- Visa fee
- International Flights
- Other personal expenses
- Single room supplement - £380 (we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability).