Zakouma Photo Safari 2022

TOUR DETAILS
TOUR DATES
22 March 2022 - 31 March 2022 Fully booked

 

ost of Africa’s iconic safari destinations host thousands of travellers from around the planet
each year. It is thus quite remarkable that Zakouma National Park in the country of Chad has
remained off the radar for so long, yet it produces spectacular photographic opportunities in pure
wilderness.. The park is open for only 11 weeks of the year and at 8 persons per group, there are
less than 100 tourists that who visit this camp and the park each year. The contrast of adventure
and the remoteness make it one of the most exciting destinations in Africa today. Tourism is virtually
brand new to the region and thus you have freedom to explore and experience the reserve and its wildlife
in 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 heart
of a 350 000ha unfenced wilderness where lions roam as they have for time immemorial. This is a wild
Africa that excites, entices and is very full of life.

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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N.B. Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with South African tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 Photo Safaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right of admission is at all times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.

  • All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together with a medical and travel declaration form.
  • All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp. Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing is not possible.

About your host, Kyle de Nobrega

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.

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About your host, Shem Compion

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 tour experience you will ever have. Shem grew up roaming the wilds and this interest in Nature led to him studying a National Diploma in Nature conservation and Wildlife Management.

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DAY 1 - 2
RADISON BLU HOTEL, CHAD
Meet and pick-up at N’Djamena International Airport in Chad for an overnight stay at the Radison Blu
Hotel.
A tranquil hotel in the heart of Chad, located in a scenic and peaceful area along the banks of the Chari
River. The hotel boasts a secure gated entrance, a dedicated airport shuttle and offers unique views of
the local flora and fauna. Business travellers can unwind after a busy day in the relaxing atmosphere of
the hotel with a range of recreational amenities. Bask in the warm sun alongside the sparkling outdoor
pool or spend the afternoon at the hotel spa.
DAY 2 - 9
CAMP NOMADE CHAD
You will be transferred to the N’Djamena International Airport for your charter flight to the Camp Nomade
in Zakouma.
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 most
wildlife 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.

DAY 1 - 2

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.

 

DAY 2 - 9

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.



 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Excellent, open sightings and photography.
  • Large herds of Buffalo at sunset/dusk create atmospheric scenes with dust.
  • Elephants can be photographed by air, however there are a number of bulls that hang around in the region near the Head quarters and airstrip wandering to the nearer floodplains and pans.
  • Queleas are very likely to be seen early in the morning coming down to the floodplain before sunrise for the first drink of the day.
  • Large colonies of bee-eater and other birds.
  • lights over the reserve. This is an option and cannot be sold prior to arrival as the planes may be required for conservation work, which makes them unavailable. Flying will cost in the region of $350pp a flight (an estimate) and it will be on a donation basis.
  • Virtually everywhere you look there is a wild animal of some description and many of the animals are in numbers not seen elsewhere and are new species or different subspecies to what one will see in southern or east Africa.

 

RADISON BLU HOTEL
Our upscale N’Djamena hotel is situated in the south of Chad’s capital city. Close to the city center, it’s
just 10 minutes from Avenue Charles De Gaulle, home to most of the city’s shops and businesses. The
hotel is also located just 8 kilometers from N’Djamena International Airport. The political and economic
center of Chad, the capital city is also home to attractions like the Big Mosque, Place de la Nation and
the National Museum. Stunning rooms, excellent amenities and superb conference facilities.

RADISON BLU HOTEL

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

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.

 

$0.00 price per sharing person

$0.00 price per single person

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 guests
attend 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.
THE ABOVE COSTS INCLUDE
• Pickup and transport for the entire Safari and drop off at the N’Djamena International Airport.
• Entrance and accommodation to all reserves
• Charter flights: N’jamena – Zakouma return
• All meals.
• Game activities.
• The services of our guides.
• Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks (except premium brands).
• Conservation donation.
COSTS NOT INCLUDED
• Gratuities to staff and guides.
• Extra activities such as the flight over the flood plain are not included.
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
• Travel visas and/or vaccinations.
• International flights.
Travel insurance is mandatory
for all our safaris.
• It is your own responsibility
to obtain travel insurance
for your travels.
We strongly recommend
an add-on policy ‘Cancel
for any reason coverage.’
• “Cancel for any reason”
coverage is an add-on
policy that reimburses a
portion of your prepaid,
forfeited and non-refundable
trip payments and
deposits. If you want the
ultimate flexibility to cancelling
your trip, whether
it’s because of a pandemic
or just a change
of mind.
Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with South
African tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 Photo
Safaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right of admission is at
all times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.
• All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together with
a medical and travel declaration form.
• All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp.
Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing is
not possible.

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.

THE ABOVE COSTS INCLUDE

  • Pickup and transport for the entire Safari and drop off at the N’Djamena International Airport.
  • Entrance and accommodation to all reserves
  • Charter flights: N’jamena – Zakouma return
  • All meals.
  • Game activities.
  • The services of our guides.
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks (except premium brands).
  • Conservation donation.

 

COSTS NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities to staff and guides.
  • Extra activities such as the flight over the flood plain are not included.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Travel visas and/or vaccinations.
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance is mandatoryfor all our safaris.
  • It is your own responsibilityto obtain travel insurancefor your travels.We strongly recommendan add-on policy ‘Cancelfor any reason coverage.’
  • “Cancel for any reason”coverage is an add-onpolicy that reimburses aportion of your prepaid,forfeited and non-refundabletrip payments anddeposits. If you want theultimate flexibility to cancellingyour trip, whetherit’s because of a pandemicor just a changeof mind.

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.

  • All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together witha medical and travel declaration form.
  • All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp.Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing isnot possible.

 

ITINERARY BREAKDOWN
DATES TRANSFER ACCOMMODATION
Day 1 Meet and pick-up at N’Djamena International Airport in
Chad for an overnight stay at Radison Blu Hotel.
Radison Blu Hotel
Day 2 You will be transferred to the N’Djamena International
Airport for your charter flight to the Camp Nomade in
Zakouma.
Camp Nomade
Day 9 Flight transfer back to N’Djamena International Airport in
time for your international flight home. This is the end of
the safari.

Day 1

Meet and pick-up at N’Djamena International Airport in Chad for an overnight stay at Radison Blu Hotel.

 

Day 2

You will be transferred to the N’Djamena International Airport for your charter flight to the Camp Nomade in Zakouma.

 

Day 9

Flight transfer back to N’Djamena International Airport intime for your international flight home.

This is the end ofthe safari.

 
Thank you for your Testimonial, it's much appreciated!

The wonder that is Zakouma -2018

"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
13 March 2018


The beauty of Zakouma



Zakouma National Park









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