Small Group Tours and Holidays in Chad
The enormous country of Chad has long been a blank on the map of Africa – but no more. We are proud to offer to trips to this most pioneering of destinations, a land that is as wild as it is beautiful, as untamed as it is graceful. Our group tours to Chad explore the breathtaking Ennedi and Tibesti Mountains, an area of breathtaking rock formations and Tubu nomads who rarely, if ever, see tourists. A land of rock arches, of surprising wildlife, and camel caravans traversing the sands, Chad’s allure is the fact that it is virtually unexplored and you are unlikely to see any other westerners outside of the capital. Chad is one of the least visited of all African countries, and our group trips here take travellers through a land almost completely untainted by the outside world where genuine encounters with local people are guaranteed. Camping in stunning locations, meeting fascinating ethnic groups and travelling through some of the most remote and unspoilt regions of the Sahara – Chad will steal your heart. This is not a destination for first time visitors to Africa, but for those prepared to endure a little hardship, nowhere can equal it.
Chad - Gerewol Festival
After the annual rains, the nomadic Mbororo people gather for a unique celebration known as the Gerewol. This is a festival full of colour and has to be considered one of the most off the beaten track and fascinating cultural experiences in the whole of Africa. We will feel privileged to be able to travel to the remote region of Durbali to see the age old traditions of the Mbororo and join them as they celebrate the Gerewol Festival by feasting, singing, dancing and engaging in courtship. In particular, a real highlight is to witness the spectacular way in which the young Mbororo men decorate themselves with make-up and jewellery to impress a prospective partner. During our days at the festival we will immerse ourselves in the local traditions on what is sure to be a truly unique memorable African experience.
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Chad - Peaks of the Tibesti
The Sahara's final frontier. Travel to the remote Tibesti Mountains in the north of Chad, to explore dramatic peaks, including the Sahara's highest mountain, and meet the Tubu people living here. This area has been out of bounds for a long time and harbours traditions that are unchanged since the grand days of the trans-Saharan trade - this is a unique opportunity to join our small group tour and go where few have gone before.
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Chad - Soul of the Sahara
Travel through the wilds of Chad, spending time in the amazing Ennedi Mountains with their stunning rock formations, meeting Tubu nomads, passing traditional camel caravans and stopping at remote communities before reaching the Ounianga Lakes. This is a smal group adventure like no other.
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