Highlights and main attractions of Zakouma National Park
Zakouma National Park, located in the south of Chad, is one of the most heavily protected areas in Africa and spans over 3000km2 of parkland. Established in the 1950’s to counter giraffe poaching and other wildlife declines, Zakouma fast became a haven for growing numbers of endangered wildlife. Today, Zakouma is successfully protecting a variety of species including, elephant, giraffe, roan antelope and Lelwel’s hartebeest and has witnessed an increase in buffalo numbers from just 220 animals in 1986 to over 10,000 today.
VISITING ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK IS ADVISED DURING THE DRY SEASON, BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND APRIL, DUE TO THE WILDLIFE CONGREGATING IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE PARK WHERE THE PANS AND FLOODPLAINS PROVIDE WATER AND GRAZING. A SPECTACULAR GAME SIGHT TO SEE FOR ANY TRAVELLER!