Chad or officially, the Republic of Chad is an African country, which is located in Central Africa. This country is also sometimes referred to as the “Dead Heart of Africa”, because Chad is situated at the central position of Africa, hence, it is very far away from the sea.
Chad is bounded by Libya to the north, Central African Republic to the south, Sudan to the east and Niger to the west. Chad has got its name from the Lake Chad, one of the largest lakes in the world. Many tourists come here to experience the natural beauty and colorful people and vibrant markets of this place.
This place is worth watching, but it can equally be very dangerous and threatening, if someone goes out of the capital city. Apart from having the Chad Lake, this country is also the home to a number of national parks. And here in this article, I have arranged for a list of all the tourist attractions in Chad. Hope you like them all.
Chad Lake is one of the largest lakes in the world. Its total surface area is 1350 square Km and about 20 million people survive on the water of this lake. But the Chad Lake has undergone many natural deformities, and right now, its size is only 5 % of its original size. Due to change in the course of monsoon season and due to bad irrigational practices, this lake has drastically shrunken in size. You can never see such a wonderful thing in any other parts of the world. So, you better hurry, because experts doubt that this lake will probably vanish after 10 years.
The Tibesti Mountain
The Tibesti Mountains is a mountain range of inactive volcanoes. These mountains are situated in Northern Chad’s Borkou and Tibesti region. With its picturesque landscape of canyons and forest topped rocks, this place should definitely be in your lists of what to see in Chad. This mountain is also sometimes called the “mountains of hunger”.
This place is a very remote place, and it mostly remains closed for the visitors. But if your luck is on your side, then never leave Chad, without seeing these mountains, as the Toubou tribe of this region organizes a form of camel racing in this place, which cannot be experienced in any other parts of the world.
Zakouma National Park
Zakouma national park is Chad’s first national park, which is situated in the southern region of Chad. This national park was created in 1963, covering an area of 3000 square kilometers. The Chadian government has also nominated this national park to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. Zakouma national park is very famous for its herds of African elephants, but only a few thousands of them are alive today. Many animals have been poached earlier, and then a restoration program was undertaken by the European Union, which helped in controlling the poaching problem to a great extent.
Ennedi desert is a place which is visited by very few travelers, only adventure lovers would like to go to this isolated and dangerous desert. This desert was once covered by Lake Chad, now you can find many rock paintings and desert lakes in this region. This desert is also the home to various animals, like the Saharan lion, crocodiles, eagles, monkeys and gazelles. You can reach this spot in 3 days by walking, but you should go there absolutely at your own risks, because the tribal people in this region are not very friendly to outsiders.