In the north-eastern area of Chad, the Sahara offers one of its most unexpected and fascinating faces: the Ennedi, an imposing and morphologically very varied sandstone plateau, which gives its name to the entire region. It’s one of the most incredible wonders that nature can give in the middle of the desert!
In the Ennedi, a microclimate has been preserved that allows us to understand how in the past the Sahara was a huge fertile and rich expanse of life. Through adventurous paths, among maze of geological stratifications, dunes to overcome, gorges, cliffs and canyons all to be explored, you come to two precious jewels: the Guelta of Archei and the Ounianga Lakes, paradises of palm groves and waters that are a source of life for the dromedary caravans and for the colonies of Nile crocodiles that have lived there for centuries. An extraordinary journey that completes the visit of the Ennedi with a stop in the magnificent valley of Niola Doa, one of the most important and scenic rock art sites in the Sahara, with engravings that they represent life-size dancing female figures, with geometric decorations of fine workmanship.
Day 1 : Friday 20 December 2024
Outward flight/Ndjamena (NDJ)
Days 2-3-4: Saturday 21 to Monday 23 December 2024
From the Sahél to the Sahara encountering gazelles, Kareda shepherds and the rock paintings of Terkei.
Days 5-6-7-8-9-10: Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 December 2024
The Ennedi massif, with the rock formations of Deli, Chigeou, Tokou, the impressive Guelta d’Archei and the ‘maidens’ of Niola Doa.
Days 11-12: Monday 30 to Tuesday 31 December 2024
The oasis of Fada and the Mourdi depression, with its barkane dunes.
Days 13-14: Wednesday 01 to Thursday 02 January 2025
The salt pans of Demi and Teguedei, the magnificent Ounianga Sakher and Ounianga Kebir lakes.
Days 15-16-17: Friday 03 to Sunday 05 January 2025
The oasis of Faya, the encounter with the Toubou, the dunes of the Djourab erg, where “Toumai” was found.
Day 18: Monday 06 January 2025
Towards “the place of rest”, the capital Ndjamena.
Day 19: Tuesday 07 January 2025
Ndjamena (NDJ)/Return Flight