Is it easy to visit Chad?

Yes - obtaining the visa is probably the least straightforward part of the exercise, but certainly not insurmountable. Visas are not available for purchase on arrival and we would advise using a visa procurement service in Paris or Washington (there in no Chad representation in London) - you will need to have a letter of invitation from an organisation within Chad (which we will provide on completion of the booking), copies of your airline tickets and a completed visa application form.

N'djamena is currently serviced with schedule flights operated by Air France, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Maroc & Turkish Airlines.

Accommodation on arrival in N'djamena is in an international hotel of western standards.

To say that the road network within Chad is limited would be an unforgivable understatement – there are currently approximately 550km of paved road (up from 30kms in 1987) in a country slightly larger than South Africa - and to that end we fly to Zakouma by private charter - this takes  about 2 hours, as opposed to two-and-a-half days by road.

Owing to the logistical challenges it is only possible to visit Chad on a fixed-date set-departure basis. Camp Nomade is designed to cater for small groups coming in with their own guide, African Parks provide all the equipment and logistical support for this but you have to be accompanied by an Africa Parks approved guide.

Rod Tether runs our trips and has several expeditions planned for February-March 2016. Natural High will then be offering a number of safaris to Zakouma in Chad  lead by Rod tether. Talk to Rod to learn more about these trips

Posted by: Alex

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