Chad Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 38%, Chad may not be a magnet for tourists just yet, but it is actually an incredibly diverse country from both a cultural, as well as physical perspective. One of the reasons for this diversity is that it sits right on the fringe of the southern Sahara, where it reluctantly gives way to the more temperate forest ecosystems of Central Africa. Unfortunately, any visitor to Chad should be prepared for an almost complete lack of infrastructure and prices that are simply astronomical. However, for those intrepid PlanetHoppers! who view this more as a challenge, the rewards can be worthwhile. Chad's highlights include the stunning Ennedi Plateau, which marks the southern boundary of the Sahara and is a place where you can begin to imagine what most of North Africa could be like - and was long ago - if rainfall was more abundant. It is rich in both plant and wildlife. And, in something that will no doubt come as a revelation to most, Chad also offers quite an interesting selection of inland beaches along the shores of Lake Chad - so much so that you'll probably end up finding a nice secluded place to while away a few days (or possibly longer). Overall, Chad may not be everyone's cup of tea; but for those of you who thrive on a challenge, you've found your mountain to climb.
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Journey through the Saharan sands to the Ennedi Plateau, an oasis lost in time, which is home to a world that represents what the earth's mightiest desert was like in a time of more abundant rainfall. This is a place that to thi....
|Coordinates:||15 00 N, 19 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, French|
|Currency:||Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale Francs (XAF)|
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- Location: Chad