TRIP TO CHAD: ZAKOUMA N.P. (CHRISTMAS)

Chad tour:Trip to Zakouma National Park in 10 days. Price 1.800€. Live an old trip experience of safari in an authentic Africa.
Zakouma National Park and, by extension Chad, are out of the established touristic circuits of safari . The noticeably increase in the number of animals and the excellent management by African Parks have turned Zakouma into a stimulant alternative for travelers looking for different “sensations” from those of a conventional safari in the east or the south of Africa.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Price: € 1,050 (base price) + € 750 (local payment) Total: € 1800
Departure: Thursday, December 27, 2018. N’Djamena, Chad
Arrival: Saturday, January 5, 2019. N’Djamena, Chad
Duration: 10 days
Minimum and maximum group: Maximum group of 10 travelers
Difficulty: Low / moderate.
Travel style: Nature and ethnicity
Accommodation style: Local Hotel-Guest House: 10% – Camping: 90%
Transport: 4 × 4 truck or 4 × 4 vehicle depending on the size of the group

TRIP TO ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK IN CHAD (CHRISTMAS)

 

The journey N'Djamena - Zakouma and Zakouma - N'Djamena will last two days, we will overnight with our camping equipement in the Sahel, regarding the life of the local ethnic groups in this fascinating part of Africa. 

Chad is one of the most unknown and fascinating countries in the world, a destination for safari enthusiasts and unconditional lovers of adventure who already know other parts of the African continent and want to go a little further, and live an old trip experience of safari, in an authentic Africa where tourism has not emerged.  Zakouma National Park, considered widely as one of the most important protected areas not only in Chad, but throughout Africa.

Zakouma is characterized for having two marked rainy and dry season. The rainy season goes from June to November and during these months the area of the park is mostly flooded making impossible the visit to the Park. The dry season includes from November to May

Bordered on the north by the Sahara Desert and on the south by the tropical forests of central Africa, Zakouma is the great sanctuary of central and western Africa for a wide variety of animal life. The reserve is home to 66 species of mammals, 16 of which are big mammals. Other notable species that includes the Park is the kordofan giraffe, of which 50% of African population is in the Park. 

Zakouma is home to large carnivores, lions, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, striped hyenas and wild dogs as well as small predators like musk cat, caracal, jackal, serval, wild African cat, pale fox and honey badger. Zakouma is famous for its big herds of buffaloes and elephants and is an authentic paradise for birds with a total of 388 species.

Day 1

  • Arrival in N'Djamena, capital of Chad.
  • Transfer to the hotel in local taxis and overnight in the Catholic Mission of N'Djamena. 

Day 2

  • On the way to the Zakouma National Park, we stop to spend the night in the beautiful mountainous region of Guéra surrounded by granite inselbergs.
  • Camping

Day 3

  • We continue our journey to Zakouma, enjoying the beautiful arid landscapes of the Sahel.
  • Camping 

Day 4

  • We will arrive at the Zakouma National Park.
  • We will set up the camp and go for a safari. 

Days 5, 6 and 7

  • Safari in Zakouma 

Day 8

  • We will return to N'Djamena.
  • Camping en route. 

Day 9

  • Arrival to the capital N'Djamena.
  • Night at the Catholic Mission. 

Day 10

  • End of the trip at 9:00 am
  • No accommodation planned for tonight

The itinerary of route is provisional and could be changed during the trip.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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THIS TRIP INCLUDES

  • Transport Overland 4x4 truck or a 4x4 car Diesel fuel and vehicle rates
  • First and last night accommodation in the Catholic Mission in N’Djamena, all the other nights will be camping. Religious guests have priority for the rooms. If all the rooms were booked, we will camp in the garden area.
  • Camping en route and from Zakouma
  • 4 nights camping in the Tinga Camp (Zakouma N.P.)
  • Meals en route
  • Entry fees to Zakouma N.P.
  • 3 meals / day while the stay in Zakouma N.P.
  • 4 safaris of 3 or 4 hours each on a safari special vehicle
  • Camping tent and mattress
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service by local taxis

THIS TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Visas
  • Drinks (soft drinks / alcoholic drinks)
  • Other meals
  • N’Djamena meals
  • Tips
  • PayPal expenses
 

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