What to see in Chad

Chad Attractions

Chad is very difficult to get around as a result of poor infrastructure and the need to get permits for travel outside of the capital city. With a little patience getting these permits is not usually a problem, but it does complicate planning a trip. The other big consideration when visiting Chad is the danger inherent in travelling to some parts of the country and tourists are encouraged to be very cautious and stay up to date on developments. Despite all this, Chad has great potential as a safari destination and some truly remarkable natural attractions. Destinations like Lake Chad, the Ennedi Plateau and Zakouma National Park are thrilling and unique, a delight for the few intrepid travellers who manage to reach them. Most tourists venture no further than N'Djamena, with its hodgepodge of sightseeing attractions. For those wary of travelling long distances in Chad, but keen to see a bit of the traditional culture, an excursion to the charming little village of Gaoui is a good option as it is very close to the capital city and famed for its traditional crafts and architecture. Lake Chad is sadly receding drastically, but those who want to experience this great body of water should head to the bustling port town of Bol, where boat trips can be organised.

Visitors should note that the authorities require first-time visitors to any city or village in Chad to register their presence with the local police, whenever possible.


Located in the northeast of Chad, the Ennedi plateau is a sandstone bulwark in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a scenically…

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Gaoui is a charming village conveniently located just over six miles (10km) northeast of the capital, N'Djamena, making…

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N'Djamena is the capital and largest city in Chad, and the entry point for most travellers. It is a port city on the…

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Zakouma National Park

Zakouma National Park is located between Sarh and Am Timan, in the south of Chad; it is a large park, surrounded by the…

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