A large republic in north-central Africa, Chad remains unknown to most westerners and is emerging as a destination for the more intrepid traveller seeking out an off-the-beaten-track experience.
Chad presents a dramatic variety of geographic contrasts, namely the vast northern Sahara Desert, central Sahelian belt, and savannah in the south. N’Djamena, the capital, and Lake Chad are found in the central region where the majority of Chad’s population lives. The humid climate in the south gives rise to wooded savannahs and a shallow basin rimmed by mountains. Travel here is demanding, yet that’s a large part of the allure. Discover sublime oases in the Sahara, herds of wildlife in the national parks and Lake Chad‘s distinctive shade of blue.
Prehistoric rock art depicts human habitation that stretches back millennia and significant archaeological sites that are evidence of early trans-Saharan trade routes. Ennedi National Park is an extraordinary land of desert, rock, and ancient culture, while Zakouma National Park is the country’s savannah and home to elephants, big cats, giraffes, rhinos, over 200 species of birds including the famously abundant quelea.
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