The shallow basin of Chad lies meekly in the northern region on the African continent. To the northern part of Chad, is the Sahara desert,which spreads unapologetically right into the seams of Central Chad where the semi-Arid Sahel Belt is etched across the heart of the country. To the South, the Sudanian Savanna reigns supreme with its tropical grassland. Lake Chad bordered by mountains to the north, east and south lies at the western end of Chad and in the northeast of Nigeria and also extends into Niger and Cameroon. This stunning terrain is enough reason for you to pack your bags and head to Chad. Visit Chad for its culture. In the capital of N’djamena, modern and historic cultures are yoked together , often displaying modern buildings alongside traditional mud-brick structures. The core of Chad’s cultural and ethnography is Abeche where you will find remnants of ancient fortresses, structures and tombs of former sultans that ruled Chad in previous ages. And if you would like to see an African model of “une petite France ” (a little France), you will find this at Abeche’s markets along with French-era buildings, mosques and churches.
Although Chad is rarely known for safari, the Zakouma National Park in Chad is one of the last central refuges for wildlife in Africa.It is teeming with rare species of mammals and birds. Accomodation in the form of camping grounds has been created just to ensure that visitors get a front row seat in the best game viewing area in the country.

Why travel to Chad?

Chad has an impressive array of natural features, including the splendid Lake Chad, a boating and fishing hub,the Lakes of Ounianga, which also Chad’s World Heritage Site and the Chari River which is a popular hotspot for traditional canoeing and bird watching.Beyond being home to a host of marine life, Chad is also home to the Tibesti Mountains which boast a large number of canyons and massive gravels. The towering mountains in this part of the country allow you to reach for the stars as you go hiking, mountaineering, camel race-viewing and examining the parietal art before melting into hot thermal springs.
As far as canyons go, Chad is well endowed. Guelta d’Archei, the most renowned canyon in the Sahara desert is embedded in the Ennedi Plateau which is also found in Chad. The tallest spot offers a bird-eyes view of the scenic landscape. The ancient walls of the canyon are well decorated with medieval artwork. And just when you start to feel like you have jumped on a time machine and visited a medieval fortress, your exotic experience is heightened by the several kinds of animals that you will find in the region, including the Nile crocodiles.
The best time to visit Chad is during the annual Gerewol festival, when young men preen and prance to attract a partner. This occurs in late September . During this time, you will not have to worry about your activities being disrupted by rainfall. For safari visits, the months of December to April are highly recommended.
Each actor of tourism in Cameroon carries its vision. And the majority are committed to the development of responsible tourism ensuring respect for populations, their rights, habits and customs. Tourism professionals committed to various local associations, our objective is to encourage the promotion of culture and heritage and also to develop the economy locally by involving the populations. The presence of our local partner allows you to have a broader vision of what Africa represents and in particular Cameroon. Through the cultural and natural diversity of the country, we want to dispel certain prejudices and show the African warmth that resides in this country through multicultural meetings.

Commitment to sustainable tourism

While tourism is minimal in Chad, the fact that it has recently had two areas designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites means Chad stands to receive increased international funding for protection measures because of UNESCO’s strict criteria and progress monitoring.In addition, UNESCO sites in Chad have opened it up to new responsible practices such as involving local communities to actively participate in the travel of visitors so that they can directly benefit. Funding has also been made available for local action groups to schools and medical care. It is clear that for Chad, the designation of World Heritage status is directly linked to the development of sustainable tourism. The main goal for this designation was for the benefit of the future generations. Indeed, future projects have been implemented to ensure that this is the case.
In fragile regions such as the Ounianga lakes, there is a need to create specially tailored ecological tourism that ensures that all the requirements for sustainable tourism in these regions are met. This includes banning human-induced land degradation by tourists through deforestation for campfires as well as preventing tourists to deface the rock paintings with graffiti.
The future of Chad lies in the lands of travellers who value sustainable tourism, understand the gravity of the preservation of World Heritage sites and possess a level of respect for whatever foreign land they set foot on.

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