Rare | Chad

Altar of life

Addicted to everything Chad, Kyle de Nobrega recently returned from another spectacular trip guiding guests in Zakouma National Park and Ennedi Cultural Reserve, two places very close to his travelling heart. Here, Kyle shares some brief thoughts and photographs from the adventures.

Africa has a surprising way of delivering us before the altar of life. As the birthplace of all humans on Earth, a sense of home is instantly and deeply felt when encountering the continent’s diverse places and peoples. The more curious one becomes, the farther one may venture. On this trip, I was reminded of how travelling on safari to Africa is so much more than a holiday: it’s a journey of discovery – outward and inward.

I had the great privilege of guiding a group of wonderful humans to the remarkable, unusual and diverse country of Chad on a two-week trip that combined both Zakouma National Park and the Ennedi Cultural Reserve. Zakouma, located in the southern Sudano-Sahelian vegetation zone, remains the last stronghold for what was once an abundant and alive Sahel habitat. Ennedi, located in the northeast, is the entry point for many visitors to the true great that is the Sahara. By linking these two regions, guests experience exceptional diversity in experiences, colours, emotions, and animals.

We plan to head back to Zakouma next year, so please get in touch if this sounds of interest. On the other hand, a deep Saharan voyage by foot, assisted by camel, is being conjured up and is in the early stages of experience design. To those who seek a journey of discovery, an adventure of great reciprocity, Chad sits firmly towards the top of the ‘things to do’ pile.

If you’d like to learn more about getting to the top of your ‘things-to-do pile’, please contact either Kyle or Will. They would love to share all things Chad with you. All images © Kyle de Nobrega

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