|22 March 2022 - 31 March 2022||Fully booked|
Most of Africa’s iconic safari destinations host thousands of travellers from around the planeteach year. It is thus quite remarkable that Zakouma National Park in the country of Chad hasremained off the radar for so long, yet it produces spectacular photographic opportunities in purewilderness.. The park is open for only 11 weeks of the year and at 8 persons per group, there areless than 100 tourists that who visit this camp and the park each year. The contrast of adventureand the remoteness make it one of the most exciting destinations in Africa today. Tourism is virtuallybrand new to the region and thus you have freedom to explore and experience the reserve and its wildlifein a unique way, a far cry from the set and scheduled operations of other safari experiences in Africa.This is a safari destination that no one is talking about because no one has been there. It is in the heartof a 350 000ha unfenced wilderness where lions roam as they have for time immemorial. This is a wildAfrica that excites, entices and is very full of life.
In 2015, C4 Photo Safaris’ guide, Kyle de Nobrega visited Zakouma to experience this wilderness and gain valuable experience of the area and the wildlife before leading this unique photo safari. Kyle returned amazed at the vast potential of Zakouma as a wildlife photography destination. C4 Photo Safaris has partnered with African Parks and Camp Nomade to run this very special and unique photo safari into one of Africa’s most unknown destinations. C4 photo guide Kyle De Nobrega will host this safari in conjunction with Shem Compion.
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Kyle has spent the last few years exploring and guiding in the heart of Africa with a primary focus on conservation and adventure travel. He is one of the very few naturalist and photographic guides to host guests on safari to these last great wilderness regions on the continent which include the humid rainforests, Saharan deserts and the great Albertine rift.View Profile >
Shem Compion is the co-founder and co-owner of C4 Photo Safaris. He uses his intricate knowledge of travel in Africa, its wildlife and fantastic photographic locations to give you the best photographic insight into Africa you can get. Shem runs the daily operations of C4 Photo Safaris, which includes managing the team and safaris in order to produce consistently excellent safaris for our many guests. Having personally travelled across many parts of Africa for the last 22 years, Shem brings his extensive travel, logistics and operations experience into planning your safaris and expeditions across Africa.
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RADISON BLU HOTEL, CHAD
Meet and pick-up at N’Djamena International Airport in Chad for an overnight stay at the Radison BluHotel.
A tranquil hotel in the heart of Chad, located in a scenic and peaceful area along the banks of the ChariRiver. The hotel boasts a secure gated entrance, a dedicated airport shuttle and offers unique views ofthe local flora and fauna. Business travellers can unwind after a busy day in the relaxing atmosphere ofthe hotel with a range of recreational amenities. Bask in the warm sun alongside the sparkling outdoorpool or spend the afternoon at the hotel spa.
CAMP NOMADE CHAD
You will be transferred to the N’Djamena International Airport for your charter flight to the Camp Nomadein Zakouma.
Camp Nomade offers simplicity, yet excellent quality of both accommodation and cuisine. The comfortableand secluded tents give you comfort and ease to relax and enjoy the wildlife unfolding in front ofyou. Ablutions are en suite affairs with excellent bucket showers and freshly dug and daily serviced longdrop toilets. The camp is based on the edge of one of the pans and moves according to where the mostwildlife activity is occurring. This ensures you are always in the heart of the wildlife activity.
Over the next few days the daily activity will be:
05h30 Early morning Game drive/ Walks.
12h00 Brunch.13h00 Rest and own time.
15h30 Game drive/ Walks.
19h00 Dinner under the stars and then retire to bed for another day of more great photography!
Please note the times mentioned above are estimates and can change.
Our upscale N’Djamena hotel is situated in the south of Chad’s capital city. Close to the city center, it’sjust 10 minutes from Avenue Charles De Gaulle, home to most of the city’s shops and businesses. Thehotel is also located just 8 kilometers from N’Djamena International Airport. The political and economiccenter of Chad, the capital city is also home to attractions like the Big Mosque, Place de la Nation andthe National Museum. Stunning rooms, excellent amenities and superb conference facilities.
Camp Nomade offers simplicity, yet excellent quality of both accommodation and cuisine. The comfortable and secluded tents give you comfort and ease to relax and enjoy the wildlife unfolding in front of you. Ablutions are en suite affairs with excellent bucket showers and freshly dug and daily serviced long drop toilets. The camp is based on the edge of one of the pans and moves according to where the mostwildlife activity is occurring. This ensures you are always in the heart of the wildlife activity.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all of our safaris. Please read more about our policy at the bottom of this page and also in our Terms and Conditions.
Kindly enquire for more information and the estimated costs for Zakouma 2022.
30% deposit confirms your booking. Balance payable 8 week before tour start date.
Maximum 8 pax and a minimum of 6 pax.
*Costs are based on 8 guests and two specialist C4 Photographic guides. Should less guestsattend the costs are subject to increase.
A detailed pre-departure document detailing climate, clothing, travel logistics, travel information,camera gear and other safari information will be sent to you a 6 weeks prior to your departure date.
Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with SouthAfrican tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 PhotoSafaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right of admission is atall times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.
Meet and pick-up at N’Djamena International Airport in Chad for an overnight stay at Radison Blu Hotel.
You will be transferred to the N’Djamena International Airport for your charter flight to the Camp Nomade in Zakouma.
Flight transfer back to N’Djamena International Airport intime for your international flight home.
This is the end ofthe safari.
"Imagine a 3000 square kilometer park where the elephant roam in a herd of 500+, the Pelican -both species, Northern Crowned Cranes, White faced ducks and Spur winged geese are all fishing in front of camp by the thousands while red billed queleas blacken the sky at dusk…just two vehicles nearly always heading off in different directions, two guides and us..no other vehicle ever to spoil a shot! That is the reality of Zakouma where as the water dries up, everything is attracted in abundance to the drying pools and marshes. ‘Abundance’ was a word we used again and again to describe the Lelwels Hartebeest, Tiang, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffon’s kob, Kordofan giraffe, Olive Baboon, multiple individual lion we stopped counting around the 20 mark, leopard, civet and serval, patus and tantulus monkey, large herds of buffalo... the list goes on and on... Add Kyle de Norbrega’s knowledge, boundless enthusiasm and passion for Zakouma, the amazing conservation work of Africa parks, the seamless C4 logistics and fantastic camp staff and I can safely say this is a truly unique experience that those few of us who ever get to come here will never, ever forget….. "David Hanrahan