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Republic of Chad Africa N'Djamena 11,412,107 inhabitants 1,284,000 sq km 8.89 inhabitants/sq km Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF) population evolution

Top tourist attractions in Chad

Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Chad. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Chad section.

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Zakouma National Park

Protected Site

Zakouma National Park is a national park, located between Sarh and Am Timan, in the south of Chad. Created in 1963, it was Chad's first national park, and has an area of almost 3,000 square kilometres. It is entirely surrounded by the Bahr Salamat Faunal Reserve. Zakouma was neglected during the period of civil conflict, but a restoration programme, supported by the European Union, began in 1989 and is continuing in 2006. The area in and near the Park has seen significant reduction in certain wildlife species in recent decades. For example, elephant herds were substantial in number as recently as 1970 with an estimated population of 300,000; however, by 2007 the number had dwindled to about 10,000. The African elephant nominally has governmental protection, but the implementation practices of the government has proven insufficient to stop the poaching. In 2006, Conservationist J. Michael Fay and National Geographic photographer Michael 'Nick' Nichols traveled to Zakouma National Park to document the danger poachers create for the world's largest remaining concentration of elephants. Their trip resulted in Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma.

Toussidé

Volcano

Toussidé is a potentially active volcano in Chad. It has an elevation of 3,315 m above sea level.

Chad National Museum

Museum

The Chad National Museum is the national museum of Chad. It is located in the capital city of N'Djamena at near Avenue Felix Eboue, with a mailing address of BP 638, Fort Archambault. The museum was established on October 6, 1962 in temporary quarters under the name of Chad National Museum, Fort-Lamy, reflecting the earlier, colonial name of Chad's capital. In 1964, it moved to the former town hall, near the Place de l'Independence. At the time of its establishment, it had four rooms: ⁕Prehistory ⁕Protohistory ⁕Archives ⁕Folk arts, crafts and traditions The prehistory room, at least in 1965, included items related to pebble culture, including material from the Amgamma cliff, Stone Age implements, axes with helve-holes, nether millstones, and quartz and obsidian arrowheads. The museum at one time included a full-sized ochre reproduction of a hunting scene from the first millennium B.C. The collection also included baked bricks, some attributed to Boulala and Babalia people, items discovered at the Bouta-Kabira sanctuary including human masks, bronze objects and bone tools. Many of its artifacts have been lost due to the instability in the country. It has a notable collection of musical instruments.

Tibesti Soda Lake

Lake

Tibesti Soda Lake is a highly saline, soda-type lake in the Tibesti Mountains of Chad.

Bahr Salamat Faunal Reserve

Protected Site

Bahr Salamat Faunal Reserve is a conservation area in Chad. It is named after the Bahr Salamat River which flows through it. The area was designated 1 January 1964 and is classed as IUCN category IV. It has an area of 20,600 square kilometres and includes parts of the prefectures of Salamat, Guéra and Moyen-Chari, and surrounds the Zakouma National Park. Approximately half of its area is Lac Iro Controlled Hunting Area.

Aouk National Park

Protected Site

Aouk National Park is a national park in Chad. It covers an area of 7400 sqkm.

Tarso Toh

Geographical Feature

Tarso Toh is a volcanic field located in Chad, north of Tarso Toussidé volcano. It fills valleys and plains over an area of 80 km in east-west direction and 20–30 km in north-south direction. It contains 150 scoria cones and two maars.