We will arrive in Ndjamena, and if not already travelling with Kyle, you will be met by Kyle and an African Parks representative upon arrival in Ndjamena. African Parks is the conservation organization responsible for the successful management of both Ennedi and Zakouma National Park in Chad
We will spend one night unwinding and acclimatizing at the comfortable Hotel La Residence in Ndjamena
We head out of Ndjamena by road towards the annual and spontaneous gathering of Woodabe and Bororo tribes for teh Gurewol festival. Here, it is all about Love and matchmaking. Women ‘steal’ or choose the best looking men to take as their husbands, men oblige. The cermeony is vibrant, full of energy and the Woodabe people warm and welcoming.
We will spend 4 nights with the Woodabe at the heart of the festival in a comfortable fly camp with good food and service.
We will head back to Ndjamena for an overnight to refresh, recharge and unwind.
We will depart Ndjamena by private charter and head north east into the Sahara. We will land on the outskirts of the massif and be picked up by 4×4 to begin the journey deep into the abyss. Warda Camp is an extraordinary setup in the most remote of places. Warda is the perfect base to position for the first few days visiting some of the most famous regions in Ennedi like Aloba Arch and the freshwater canyon of Guelta d’Archei.
We will spend 3 nights at Warda Camp on a full board basis.
After a sedentary few days based out of Warda Camp. our Landcruiser’s will be packed and prepared for a deep mission northbound through the Ennedi massif. Nights will be spent on bedrolls under the stars in the truest form of luxury, days spent in awe of the colossal-ness of this unique part of Africa. Few adjectives describe the feeling of discovery a place- like Ennedi holds. Beautifully, the overland expedition ends at the Ouinianga Lakes, a series of desert springs that typify the word – Oasis!
We will spend the next 6 nights exploring the northern Ennedi and Ounianga Lakes region
After our last morning of adventure, we will depart Faya airstrip in the northern-most region of Ennedi and head back to Ndjamena for 1 night back in comfort. A bottle of Champagne will mark the end of an epic adventure.
We will spend the last night to unwind and gather our thoughts at Hotel La Residence
We sadly depart the amazing country of Chad with a lifetime of memories.