CHAD - TIBESTI, a separate reality

We were the first, back in 1992, to offer tourism in the fantastic world of Tibesti: its impressive towering volcanic peaks were the scene of a trip as pioneers in this region’s wilderness. Today it's still a must in our scheduling.

A journey for true desert enthusiasts in an impressive and fascinating context where beauty and peculiarity give way to an intense and deep emotion. A separate and unique reality in which basaltic peaks, sandstone, volcanic calderas, imposing mountains and meeting the Tubu Teda, who are the custodians of ancient traditions, are just some of the ingredients that constitute a "classic" for travelers in the Sahara.

From N'Djamena we move onto the trail that runs along the Sahelian depression in Bahr el Ghazal and after going through the difficult Erg du Djourab passage we arrive at the Saharan oasis Faya Largeau, capital of the region of Borkou. We cross Borkou, winding between dunes, multicolored deposits of fossilized algae and orderly palm groves around which we find the small Tubu villages. We then move north and get back on the highlands of Emi Koussi, the highest mountain in the Sahara, crossing a beautiful "tassilian" type region. The natural Enneri Miski course will then take us up to the mountain village of Yebbi Bou, inhabited by the Teda nomads in their characteristic huts.

In a purely rocky landscape, we will bypass the enormous "Trou au Natron" volcanic complexes by following the beautiful Zumri canyon until we reach Bardai, the regional capital located in a mountainous setting of indescribable beauty. We will then proceed slowly to the south-west, climbing the Enneri that cut the huge lava flows of the Pic Tousside.

Once we get over the 2,400 meter mountain, the huge "Trou au Natron" caldera will appear with its 6 kilometer diameter and its 700 meters depth, the bottom of which is covered by a sodium carbonate white crust. From the mountain, we travel back down to the plains below and reach the village of Zouar, where the Derdé, traditional and spiritual leader of the Tubu and Tibesti families, resides. We then begin a spectacular 700 kilometer journey, completely off-road, in absolute bareness, among dune ridges and endless plains, past the mysterious Falaise d’Angamma and head towards the first Sahelian wells, which are geographically located in the region of Kanem.
It is here that we begin seeing the crops and villages of the sedentary Sahelian people, who will accompany us until we return to N'Djamena.

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: 18 days Europe-Europe, 15 in the desert
  • Minimum number of participants: 8

Practical aspects

  • 4x4 vehicle
  • domestic fligths to/from Faya
  • 1 night in hotel, 15 in tent
  • Spazi d’Avventura guide

schedule and Costs

From Departure Return Price
Air France
11 November 2019 28 November 2019 € 5.500
Air France
23 December 2019 9 January 2020 € 5.500*
  • *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 Faya

    Not included:

    • Visa: € 180
    • Room supplement and single tent: € 135
    • Single tent supplement: € 80
    • Paperwork administration + Medical insurance and baggage: € 80
    • Optional insurance "Globy Giallo" for possible cancellation

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