Home » Travel » Destinations

Places Of Interest On Your Holidays In Chad

May 14, 2008
Little is known about Chad. Aside from the fact that it is a Central African Country and is a neighbour of South Libya, Chad has a hard time putting its name on the map. Now let me revert the same notion that this really is a terrific place for sweet escape and culture awakening.

Let me start with its famous Abeche, which lies 890 km east of N'Djamena. This place is surrounded by desert. It has the oriental charm with interesting mosques, cobbled narrow streets and old markets. Visitors will be fascinated with the landscape and architecture of the mosques. The naivety of the place is proof that the old world of Chad has been well preserved through ages.

The popular Lake Chad is another treasure of Chad. It was once the centre of Africa's lucrative salt trade. It is best appreciated by wildlife enthusiasts. The lake is composed of hippos and crocodile. They can be seen drifting by the lake. These hippos and crocodile, however, are best seen during August to December. It is during these months that the water lever is highest.

If one is looking for the known Toubou tribe, the right place is the Tibesti Mountains. It is the astonishing region of chasms and crags. The range is believed to be home to the best racing camels in the world. Visitors will enjoy this exotic and unpopular game of Camels. The highest peak in the range is Emi Koussi at 3,414 metres above sea level.

Chad's capital city, Na Djamena is one of Central Africa's liveliest cities. Visitors can see bullet holes in buildings that serve as a reminder of Chad's troubled times. Chad's historic quarter, with the daily colourful market surrounding, is fascinating and a good place to pick up colourful Chadian rugs and jewellery. Its national Museum has a collection of the Sarh culture during the 9th century. The capital city is very informative of how Chad evolved through time. In fact the city is occupied by two distinct cultures, the Arab section and the Southerners. The Arabs have a quiet night life, while the Southerners enjoy full and lively bars.

For those wanting to know about the varieties of wildlife in Chad, the Zakouma National Park offers a wide range of jungle animals. They can see huge flocks of elephants, giraffes and lions. The visitors can very well enjoy the wildlife present in the national park. The encounter of large numbers of elephants and other jungle animals will be become a keep sake experience. Across the immense plain where the Zakouma National park is located, the Bahr Salamat and its tributaries can be found. The Government at present, as well as the European Union have restocked and refurbished the park since it was ravaged by civil war and poachers.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday accommodation have a look at Holiday Accommodation
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: 1.0 star by 1 user)
Views: 132
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources