Poor infrastructure and the need for permits to travel outside the capital make Chad difficult to navigate. Parts of the country are also extremely dangerous. Tourists are encouraged to be very cautious and stay up to date on developments.
Nevertheless, Chad has some truly remarkable natural attractions and great potential as a safari destination. Places like Lake Chad, the Ennedi Plateau and Zakouma National Park are thrilling and unique.
Gaoui village is a must for anyone interested in seeing the traditional culture. It's very close to the capital city and renowned for its traditional crafts and architecture. Sadly, Lake Chad is receding drastically. Visitors who want to experience this great body of water should head to the bustling port town of Bol, where boat trips can be organised.
Travellers should note that the authorities require first-time visitors to any city or village in Chad to register their presence with the local police.
N'Djamena is the capital of Chad and its largest city. Situated on the Chari River, the port faces Kousseri in northern Cameroon on the opposite bank. The two are connected by a bridge.
From a tourism perspective, N'Djamena's many conflicts, invasions and uprisings have... see full details
Zakouma National Park
Zakouma National Park is located between Sarh and Am Timan in the south of Chad. Surrounded by the vast Bahr Salamat Faunal Reserve, it's one of the most remarkable wildlife strongholds remaining in Central Africa.
Civil war and extensive poaching have ravaged the park's wildlife... see full details
Intrepid travellers will find Chad's Ennedi plateau in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Scenically, the area is a magnificent mix of lakes, golden sand, mysterious canyons and bizarre rock formations. Visitors will even find some prehistoric rock paintings.
Photographers will relish Ennedi's natural sandstone... see full details
Gaoui is a charming village just outside the capital, N'Djamena. It's a good excursion for travellers who want to explore beyond the city, but can't travel far.
Photographers usually enjoy the village's traditional pottery and architecture. Art lovers must visit the small museum, which contains... see full details