In kumakonda we couldn't start 2019 in a better way.
We have achieved a new journey in Chad in which we visited the Zakouma National Park, one of the last truly wild safari destinations left in Africa.
We are very happy to have received such good feedback from our passengers on this trip to Zakouma. All of them, with great experience in safari trips, they describe Zakouma as one of the best experiences they have had in Africa.
Which are the reasons why Zakouma National Park is undoubtedly becoming one of the best National Parks in Africa?
Here you have 10 reasons why to travel to Zakouma National Park in Chad
1 Managed by African Parks, it is a conservation success. Thanks to the conservation triumph in October 2017, the government has nearly doubled the protected area and incorporated two nearby wildlife areas.
2 Great anti-poaching work, militarized, on horseback, motorbike or walking, aerial surveillance, radio and collaboration of nearby communities who have a toll-free number to warn of any anomaly. After 10 years of energetic measures and the work of the rangers, called Mambas, there has been no data on poaching since January 2016. After a devastating past we have very hopeful data
4 A diverse and abundant fauna that has nothing to envy to any other national park of Africa.
Between 2002 and 2010 the population of elephants was reduced from 4000 to 450 killed because of their ivory.
Since African Parks took the administration of Zakouma in 2010 there has been an increase in the number of large mammals and in April 2018, 559 elephants and 127 calves have been counted. In 2011, one calf was counted, the elephants were too stressed to reproduce.
In Zakouma there are 50% of the kordofan giraffes.
Reintroduction of the black rhinoceros from South Africa which contributes to the restoration of the local ecosystem.
4 Experience really wild safari with excellent guides.
5 Walking safaris in search of large herds of elephants
6 Tinga Camp, great management by Claire and Maxi
7 With its African savanna landscape dotted with acacias at southern of the Sahara Desert Zakouma is a truly remote destination with a very reduced tourism, now is the best time to visit as it is not overcrowded. Maximum 4 cars.
8 Bird paradise with 373 species and a great number of them
9 The park is one of the largest contractors and generates income for the local population in the Salamat region, where Zakouma is located.
10 Chad, one of the last destinations. Much more than a safari, on the way to Zakouma we couldn't believe what we were seeing. Authentic Arabic nomads passed us with their caravans and huge herds of camels. Life forms of which there are hardly any left, and we were lucky to be on their way.