Following successful annual trips (see the video of our 2018 trip above) to this absolute gem of an African national park, we are thrilled to announce the dates for the 2019 expedition – a week long exploration of the inimitable Zakouma National Park in Chad.
Our recent trips here have unearthed a wilderness that few will have the opportunity to enjoy, a wilderness that is a true rarity.
Zakouma National Park in Chad is one of those places that really does have to be seen to be believed – a contrasting landscape of abundance in a tapestry of colour and inhabited by a vast diversity of species. We, at Anderson Expeditions, are fortunate to be one of a select group of operators to have been granted access to this special place. Currently (and expertly) managed by African Parks – a Johannesburg-based conservation organization – the Zakouma National Park covers more than 3000 km2 of central African wilderness which provides refuge for a plethora of animals and represents a triumph in contemporary conservation. Local communities also benefit immensely from the presence of African Parks and actively assist to protect and support the reserve area.
Anderson Expeditions is thrilled to announce the dates of our 2019 Zakouma Expedition and we look forward to guiding yet another group of intrepid and adventurous travelers through this incredible area. The uniqueness and “rarity” of this trip cannot be over-stated, and needless to say, this is one trip that fills up very quickly.
Access is limited and opportunities to travel here are not regular occurrences.
We have managed to secure a week for 8 guests to travel with our 2 specialist guides from the 10th – 18th of February 2019. The trip will include one night in Chad’s fascinating capital city of N’Djamena, and 7 nights in the Zakouma National Park at both Camp Nomade and at a fantastically well-appointed fly camp.
Our expedition time in February is during the late dry season, that sees the waters deposited during the preceding wet season, begin to dry out. This concentrates wildlife activity around the large remaining pans and it is here that one can see vast herds of antelope, buffalo and elephant congregate. Lion are common throughout the park and the nocturnal mammal viewing is amongst the best of any park in Africa. The birdlife is also quite exceptional, with gigantic flocks of quelea swarming in spectacular flight displays. Water birds abound too at this time of year when game viewing is quite simply prolific.