Chad is a country that is not very open to tourism and has therefore kept all its authenticity. There is no mass tourism and people are not yet feeling the negative effects. Most Chadians are natural in their behaviour and welcome foreigners with pleasure.Discovering Chad means first and foremost becoming aware of the clash of cultures between a population that manages to survive and a foreigner who is often assimilated to a source of income. Ecotourism is a solution of the future that has been adopted in some tourist regions of Chad (Zakouma, Léré). This solution allows people to better preserve their environment and manage their natural resources while allowing responsible travellers to discover their living spaces.
Adventure is adventure :
Lovers of thrills will not be disappointed by the total change of scenery that this country offers. The very lack of infrastructure gives an adventurous character to all the steps that a tourist may have to take. Travelling in the desert requires a good physical condition. Car journeys are strenuous and distances are counted in hours rather than kilometres.The adventure is also to bivouac in the desert or elsewhere in Chad, and to have the chance to fall asleep under a starry sky of a thousand lights.
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette