Chad: Zakouma National Park, April 2018 (10 Days/ 9 Nights)


Chad - join us on this jaw dropping trip to Zakouma National Park: untamed, untouched, undiscovered For those of you who don't know John Addison, director of Wild Frontiers, he is best known as that bare foot guy always on the quest for Africa's next best kept secret. A trip with John, a seventh generation South African who has guided and travelled in most parts of Africa for over 35 years, is guaranteed to be a treat. His vast knowledge and boundless enthusiasm for all things wild and natural is spell binding.

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In 2018, John is again heading to Zakouma National Park in southern Chad. Uncover 350 000 ha of raw, wild Africa - unfenced, untamed, undiscovered. Here, lions roam open plains in search of vast buffalo herds, and red-billed queleas flock in their thousands. Roan, tiang, other rarities and amazing birding, as well as local villages and cultures, complete the picture.

A park once ravaged by civil conflict and poaching, Zakouma is one of African Parks' real turnaround success stories.

Evidence of their conservation efforts being rewarded include:

  • A buffalo population that has grown from 200 in 1986, to over 10,000 in 2016.
  • A thriving elephant population which was brought back from the brink of extinction.

If hot, untamed and untouched is the way you like it, this is one safari you cannot miss.

Zakouma National Park

Day 1 Arrive in N’djaména and transfer to Hilton Hotel
Day 2 Transfer to airport for charter flight to Zakouma National Park. Transfer from airstrip to Tinga Camp. Overnight stay at Tinga Camp.
Day 3 - 9 Explore Zakouma National Park at your leisure. Overnight stay at Tinga Camp.
Day 10 Return charter flight to N'Djaména for flight out same day, or for additional hotel accommodation

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in the capital of Chad, N’djaména, and transfer to Hilton Hotel.

The capital and the largest city of Chad, N’djeména is a port city on the Chari River. It is a hub for agricultural production in Chad, including a regional market for many food products.

Overnight stay at Hilton Hotel in preparation for charter flight to Zakouma National Park.

Day 2:

Travel from Hilton Hotel to airport for charter flight to Zakouma National Park. From the airstrip in Zakouma National Park, you will be transferred to Tinga Camp (15 minute drive). This camp is idyllically located on the Tinga River. There are six chalets at Tinga, recently refurbished, with four twin/double rooms. There is a fully equipped restaurant and bar.

Activities at Tinga include morning, afternoon and evening game drives. Walking safaris are also available along the banks of the Tinga River, close to camp.

Day 3 - 9:

For the next 7 days, you can explore Zakouma at your leisure. You will have your own vehicle and guide.

Day 10:

Charter flight from Zakouma National Park to N’djaména. Overnight in N’djaména, or flight out same day.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

The Hilton,
N'Djamena, Chad

The Hilton, N'Djamena, Chad
The Hilton, N'Djamena, Chad

Day 2-9:

Tinga Camp,
Zakouma National Park

Tinga Camp - Zakouma National Park
Dates Rates From
EARLY BIRD OFFER : Book and pay non refundable deposit by end OCT 2017 and SAVE $850 per person
Normal rate for bookings paid after 01 Nov 2017 $5,800

Our rates are per person sharing.
Single supplements may apply.
All rates are subject to availability, currency exchange and may change without notice.


  • Charter flights - N’djaména -> Zakouma and Zakouma -> N’djaména
  • Park guides
  • All park entry fees
  • Private game vehicle use for 7 days
  • 8-nights accommodation at Tinga Camp, in en suite refurbished rooms, all meals included
  • 1-night accommodation at Hilton Hotel on arrival in N’djaména
  • Arrival meet and greet and transfers
  • Services of John Addison as host.


  • International flights and taxes
  • Meals not stated
  • Drinks
  • Tips, laundry , items not specified and services not specified
  • Visas, travel insurance and health requirements etc.