Wildlife highlights of Chad

Safaris to Chad often take you out of your comfort zone, but reward you with unforgettable wildlife experiences. Despite conflict issues that have occurred in the past, parks like Zakouma National Park in the south of Chad are striving towards the conservation of wildlife and in many cases have had great success. Zakouma is currently home to a mega-herd of elephants that are successfully breeding, but still live deep within the park, thanks to the extraordinary conservation efforts of the park rangers.

THE VAST PLAINS OF ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK WELCOME AN ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE, INCLUDING ENDEMIC SPECIES such as THE PALE FOX AND THE KORDOFAN GIRAFFE.

Wildlife and Wilderness

The rugged landscapes of Zakouma National Park are home to many big players including elephantlion, central African savannah buffalo and some leopard, as well as a multitude of bird species.

Zakouma is relatively untouched, but the viewing opportunities are vast. The floodplains within the eastern half of the park provide water and grazing areas, meaning that game viewing is particularly spectacular during the dry months from February to April.

Popular predators like lion, spotted hyena and leopard can be found, whilst large herds of central African savannah buffalo and Kordofan giraffe also call the park home. Birdlife in the park includes over 500 waterbird and wildfowl species, over 2000 crowned cranes, the Egyptian plover and the black-capped Gondek.

OTHER WILDLIFE INCLUDES ROAN ANTELOPE, WATERBUCK, ORIBI, RED-FRONTED GAZELLE, GENET, WHITE-TAILED MONGOOSE AND PALE FOXES.

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