CHAD - ENNEDI, the Sahara garden

A journey-expedition to discover the uttermost wilderness of the Sahara: the Ennedi region, which includes all of the northeastern part of the Sahara in Chad. A peculiar characteristic of this system of mountains (UNESCO 2016) is its bizarre and impressive Tassillian formations, which, for hundreds of kilometers create a maze of canyons, gorges and narrow passages, where fresh and clear gueltas are hidden.

We will reach the Archeï gorges: a lush wadi that winds through bizarrely shaped sandstone towers and leads to a narrow gorge that encases the splendid guelta, a crucial water point, where some specimens of Nilotic crocodiles can be found. This is in one of the most fascinating locations in the entire Sahara; a place that is rich in flora and fauna and intensely frequented by nomads. Here we can admire important and original examples of rock archeology which form a particular "exceptional style" in the mosaic complex of the entire prehistoric Sahara. The regional capital is Fada, a characteristic desert oasis. And further on up north are the Lakes of Ounianga (UNESCO 2012) that crop up unexpectedly, as if by magic, among the dunes. Palm groves, multicolored sandstone cliffs, yellow and orange dunes overlooking the water and the Ounias camps, create the scenery of one of the most spectacular and unexpected places in the Sahara.

NEW: After a season in which we tested its efficiency and reliability, we decided to offer, since October 2019, our circuits in Chad with two domestic flights operated by the company TCHADIA AIRLINES (Ethiopian Airlines) that allow our travelers to avoid the long transfers and to enjoy more deeply the Chadian Sahara.

  • Duration classic itinerary: 11 days Europe-Europe, 9 in the desert
  • Duration itinerary with extension: 13 days Europe-Europe, 11 in the desert
  • Minimum number of participants: 8

Practical aspects

  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Domestic flights to/from Abeche and Faya can be outward or backward depending on logistic requirements
  • 1 night in hotel, others in hotel
  • Spazi d'Avventura guide

schedule and Costs

ENNEDI, SAHARAN GARDEN without domestic flights - only date
From Departure Return Price
 6 October 2019 21 October 2019 on request
  • Confirmed

    From Departure Return Price
    Air France
    4 November 2019 14 November 2019 € 4.080
    Air France
    2 December 2019 12 December 2019 € 4.080
    Air France
    24 February 2020 5 March 2020 € 4.080
    Air France
    9 March 2020 19 March 2020 € 4.080


    ENNEDI SAHARAN GARDEN  with guelta of Bachiquelè and Arch of Aloba extension - 13 days
    From Departure Return Price
    Air France
    21 October 2019 2 November 2019 € 4.445
    Air France
    24 December 2019 4 January 2020 € 4.445*
  • *High season supplement: + € 250
  • The quote includes:

    • Airport taxes which come to € 400 for international flights (Air France)
    • Domestic roundtrip flights with Tchadia Airline to Abeche and Faya

    Not included:

    • Visa: € 180
    • Room supplement and single tent: classic itinerary € 95; itinerary with extension € 105
    • Single tent supplement: classic itinerary € 40; itinerary with extension € 50
    • Paperwork administration + Medical insurance and baggage: € 80
    • Optional insurance "Globy Giallo" for possible cancellation

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