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Zakouma National Park

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Awesome and inspirational experience

It is a month later and I am still processing all that I saw and experienced. What a healthy way to... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Ocean View, Delaware
one of the best kept secrets in Chad

Zakouma is an incredible park and run by some of the most wonderful people. Rian & Lorna have a... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2016
Simone C
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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 granite inselbergs found in the south-west near Ibir. As one of three national parks in Chad, Zakouma forms an integral part of the conservation of flora and fauna in the region, as well as being the only game viewing destination offering guest accommodation in the country. The Chadian government has been committed to protecting this natural heritage even through many years of conflict. Today Zakouma is one of the most important protected areas in Central and West Africa. Zakouma has three tiers of accommodation available in the park. Camp Salamat which is a camp site for self catering. Tinga Camp which is a 3* lodge which offers traditional safari activities and very reasonable prices. And new to the park is Camp Nomade which is a high-end mobile safari camp which will be open from January 2015.
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

It is a month later and I am still processing all that I saw and experienced. What a healthy way to get a high. Every day was filled with anticipation and excitement. The guides could not have been more caring or accommodating, All staff went...More

2  Thank parcher224
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Zakouma is an incredible park and run by some of the most wonderful people. Rian & Lorna have a wonderful approach to working with communities and ensuring sustainable conservation in Chad (see more online about the conversation work they have done to protect the elephants!)...More

5  Thank Simone C
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Elephants, lions, wildebeest, leopards, baboons, water buffalo and birds, birds, birds. This isn't a park where if your guide spots a lion, he's on the radio to a dozen other tourist vehicles. It seems to be just you and the animals (although it is comforting...More

5  Thank Ellen P
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Best safari ever!!! Zakouma will make you feel the real wildlife of Africa as everything is natural... i'd seen lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, buffaloes and many other rare animals... Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the african wildlife.

3  Thank Chadspirate
Imogen H, Manager at Zakouma National Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2015

Thank you very much for the great review. All the best wishes for the New Year and we hope to see you back in Zakouma sometime soon.

Reviewed May 29, 2015

By distance, less by traveling time, Zakouma NP is almost close to Europe. However, it is the richest one in wildlife in the Central African region. If you know Chad, you are surprised by the landscape as there are woods and huge trees and so...More

6  Thank andreaskahler2015
Reviewed June 2, 2014

I am often asked by guests on safari as to my favorite destinations in Africa – a hard question to answer, since there are so many extraordinary wild places to visit. However in the last two years one place has crept up the list, and...More

39  Thank Michael L
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Annette O
June 2, 2016|
Response from Ellen P | Reviewed this property |
The only international airport in Chad is in N'Djamena. I spend a week in Zakouma (although I suspect a lifetime isn't long enough). I traveled with Passage to Africa, and we stayed at Camp Nomade. One can drive from... More