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Zakouma National Park

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Zakouma National Park is one of the last remaining intact Sudano-Sahelian ecosystems in Africa. Due to its close proximity to the centre of the Chadian Basin, the terrain of the park is almost exclusively flat with the exception of the beautiful...more
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are seasoned Africa travelers and we were part of a group with four other experienced travelers. We all thought this was one of the best if not THE best safaris we’ve been on. Eights days went by surprisingly quickly. Late in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank Glenn H
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

This is absolutely not a trip for sissies - temperatures in the high 40C, lions walking through camp, tetse flies etc - but was the most exceptional wildlife experience we have ever had. Indescribable quantities of bird and animal species, all rubbing along together -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Nigel F
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Chad is truly an experience onto itself and Zakouma is an amazing example of the national government and African Parks working together and protecting the beautiful natural heritage of Chad. Birds are abundant, the skies feel limitless. Sleeping in the park you hear the most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ssbrauer
Reviewed April 4, 2019

I spent 6 days in Zakouma in March 2019. In a word, it is Incredible. This is the best that Africa has to offer...please don’t come here, cause your safari experiences are only going to be downhill from here, and I can already feel the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
5  Thank Tushar C
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Arrived in the capital of Chad, N'Djamena, and stayed overnight in a hotel. Hassin of Eytevoyages was my driver for the long road trip which had been divided into two days. Some people I had met at Zakouma Park did the drive in one day....More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank zaroline
Reviewed February 26, 2019

After visiting countless game parks across Africa, I can definitively say that Zakouma is the worst experience I've ever had. We were told that we would see large game. The most we saw were a few giraffe, a few water buffalo, birds, snakes and baboons....More

Date of experience: December 2018
8  Thank leeorn
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

I have given 4 stars overall but some of the aspects of the trip here would better be rated 3 stars. I would say the park itself is better for birds than mammals and does not have the variety of the latter that can be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank LDB65
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I have to say that after having been on no less than 16 safaris in Kenya,Namibia,South Africa, Zambia. Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania that Zakouma is simply one of the finest safari experiences available. I found that the wilderness vibe and game viewing to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
12  Thank africanman_840
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Zakouma N.P. would not be for everyone, but it will certainly more than satisfy the 'hard core' wildlife enthusiast. I am reasonably well travelled in sub-Saharan Africa but there is little doubt that this park is simply the best and most interesting I have experienced...More

Date of experience: February 2018
16  Thank john w
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I spent three days in the park, and took a number of safaris with the drivers and rangers from the Lodge/Park. The vehicles were comfortable. The wildlife and bird watching was interesting. While I saw many different animals, including species I have never before seen,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
6  Thank Joel P
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luvtotravel62
June 10, 2018|
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Response from robincC9555QY |
I wish one of the people who wrote one of the excellent reviews would answer!! I’m interested too.
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luvtotravel62
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Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Try Busanga Safaris U.K. based.
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Response from africanman_840 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Karen M, I was in Chad earlier this year and I can assure you that you have nothing to worry about. It is an extremely safe country. Best regards,Owen
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