Small Group Safari

Wildlife and Wilderness in Zakouma NP

Join naturalist Richard Anderson to explore the abundant wildlife and rugged landscapes of Zakouma National Park, one of the last remaining wildernesses of Africa. The park is renowned for its exceptional birdlife, lion populations and crocodile-filled rivers.

Duration 9 days
Price From $12,425
When Mar
Destination Chad

Safari Overview

Step off the usual African safari trail to discover the wild, untamed landscapes of Zakouma National Park in Chad with your dedicated naturalist guide, Richard Anderson. The Chadian government have committed to protecting the flora and fauna of the region so there is plenty of wildlife to see and photograph during your game drives and nature walks. Camp Nomade is a well-equipped tented camp (in a comfortable fly camp style) full of character that truly captures the romance of nomadic culture.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Track the healthy resident lion population in Zakouma National Park

  • Enjoy flexible daily activities with the possibility of engaging with the African Parks Conservation Network
  • Watch wildlife gather around the park’s pans, including vast elephant herds and a huge array of birdlife

  • Learn from professional guide Richard Anderson and his team

The vast landscapes of Zakouma National Park make you feel like you are exploring one of the last true wildernesses of Africa.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive N’Djamena

Today you arrive in to N’Djamena and will be met by your dedicated expedition guide, Richard Anderson, and your team on the ground and will be transferred to your accommodation for the night, the Kempinski Hotel. There are a number of things to do in N’Djamena so depending on what time you arrive you may choose to relax in the hotel after your flight, head out to explore the city, experience the N’Djamena horseracing or enjoy sundowners overlooking the Chari River.

Day 2

N’Djamena to Zakouma National Park

After an early breakfast your Chad adventure really begins. Transfer back to the airport with your team ready to catch your charter flight to Zakouma National Park. Board your Cessna Caravan 208 for the 2.5 hour flight across Chad’s rugged landscape before touching down and driving through the wilderness to Camp Nomade, your home for the next week.

Days 3-8

Zakouma National Park

The next seven days will be spent discovering Zakouma National Park with your naturalist guides and exploring the local area. You will have the chance to use Camp Nomade and also a mobile fly-camp as nightly bases to put you in the best spots for proximity to wildlife and stunning sunset locations. Each day you will set out around sunrise - after a pre-breakfast of tea/coffee and biscuits - in search of game and an array of birdlife. Marvel at the clouds of millions of quelea birds as they set off through the early morning skies and come into roost as you enjoy sundowners on the pans.

Day 9

Zakouma National Park to N’Djamena

Today is your last morning in the park before boarding your charter flight back to N’Djemena. Say goodbye to your guides before connecting to your onward international flight.

Trip Details

small group information

This set departure has limited space for 8 guests. Daily activities will be decided by your guide based on weather conditions and wildlife activity. This is a unique frontier style trip with the emphasis on exploration rather than specifically wildlife or culture.

For more of an insight into this safari, read NWS MD Will Bolsover's Chad safari blog!

Travel Dates  Prices  Availability
27 February - 7 March, 2018
From £8,875 Two spaces available
12 - 19 February, 2019
From £11,090 (TBC)
Eight spaces available

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