What can you do in Zakouma National Park?


What can you do in Zakouma National Park?

View the park’s thriving elephant population which was brought back from the brink of extinction. Zakouma is one of the last places on the planet where you can see herds of over 500 elephants. Witness the high concentrations of wildlife, including the Big Five, who congregate around the drying pans.

Why do people visit Zakouma National Park?

Zakouma has become the largest employer in the region, and tourists are visiting Zakouma to witness its abundance of wildlife. In recent years, the park’s three camps have seen an influx of local and international tourists, which in turn boosts local employment and trade opportunities.

What animals are in the Zakouma National park?

With the black rhino reintroduction in 2018, Zakouma is the closest ‘Big Five Park’ to Europe. Carnivores: Large carnivore species include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, striped hyaena and wild dog, while smaller species include civet, serval, caracal, jackal, honey badger, African wildcat and the pale fox.

Where in Chad is Zakouma National Park?

Salamat Region
Zakouma National Park is located in the Salamat Region of southeastern Chad, and covers an area of roughly 3000 square kms.

Is Chad a good place to visit?

A visit to Chad is not for the fainthearted. The country has been described as extreme in a continent that is full of destinations that will leave you out of your comfort zone. The country is certainly one that will leave you with memories, good and bad, that you will never forget.

Where is Chad in Africa map?

Chad is located in central Africa. Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon to the west, the Central African Republic to the south, and Sudan to the east.

Are there lions in the Sahel?

Vast herds of ungulates can be found in Zakouma. There are approximately 130 lions in Zakouma though for some reason, their numbers have not increased despite rapid increases in numbers of their favorite prey.

What is the currency of Chad?

Central African CFA francChad / Currency

Is Chad a high risk country?

Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

What is Chad called now?


Republic of Chad جمهورية تشاد (Arabic) Jumhūriyyat Tšād République du Tchad (French)
Legislature Transitional Military Council
• Republic established 28 November 1958
• from France 11 August 1960

What does the word Sahel mean in Arabic?

In pure geographic terms the Sahel, or Sahil in Arabic, meaning coast or shore, is a vast region that stretches along the Sahara desert’s southern rim from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. Wedged between the desert to the north and tropical forests and savannah to the south, the belt has a tropical semi-arid climate.

Is taking pictures in Chad illegal?

You must get a government permit to take any type of photo. Even with one, it’s illegal to photograph military and police assets and personnel, airports and government buildings.