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Chad : When and where to go?
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Chad: Climate & Weather
The country experiences three different climates during the year: a very hot period in April and May, with temperatures of up to 50 ° C, a wet period between July and October, and a cooler, dry period from December to March .
28°C - 82°F
N'Djamena, updated 01:00 GMT
What to do in Chad
N'Djamena, the capital, is a must visit: you will not miss the national museum, with its collections testifying to the Sarh culture; Its many markets, including the large market where one discovers the objects produced by the various and many craftsmen, from embroidery to wooden objects; The Faisal mosque and its four minarets.
Zakouma National Park is located in eastern Chad and is one of the largest animal reserves in Central Africa. If you camp there for a safari, you will discover giraffes, lions, wildebeests, primates, various species of antelopes, immense herds of elephants, and dozens of species of birds.
The Tibesti desert occupies a third of the country in its northern part: it is a mountainous area with volcanic gorges and massifs, craters reflecting lunar landscapes, and cave paintings And engravings dating back to prehistory. The two highest summits of the country, Emi Koussi and Toussidé (the latter being a volcano still active) culminate at more than 3000 meters. In the same region are the sources of Soboroum whose hot and sulphurous waters have therapeutic properties.
The lakes also offer exciting discoveries for the traveler: Lake Léré and its manatees, a species that has almost disappeared, as well as its carp, but also its fishermen who continue to practice ancestral rites, including initiatory warrior dances Spectacular; Lake Chad, to the north-west of the capital, whose extent continues to decline, endangering the survival of millions of people who live off its fish-bearing waters and irrigated water, One can find many animals such as the hippopotamus, the otter or the caiman; Lake Fitri in the center of the country, populated by numerous fish and birds, which led to its classification as a "Biosphere Reserve".
Chad : The basics
A visa is required to enter Chad.
The current currency is the CFA franc.
Transport: N'djamena airport is the most important point of entry of the country, it is located to the west of the capital, three kilometers from the presidential palace.
To move around the capital, the taxi, individual or collective, is the only solution: fortunately, the latter is very inexpensive, but the cars are often crowded! There are also buses which serve a large part of the country, if the roads are practicable, which is not the case in the south during the rainy season.
Health: As always, it is advisable to have up to date its standard vaccinations, and it is prudent to add those against meningococcus, typhoid fever, rabies and hepatitis A and B. Provide effective protection against mosquitoes and Treatment for malaria. Only eat well-cooked food and drink bottled water.
Security: Respect the traditions and religions in place. To be specified at the time of writing: following the attacks of July 2015, it is strictly forbidden to travel to Chad on tourist grounds. For future periods, it is better to ask the France Diplomatie site, which will also tell you the safety tips in progress.
Shopping: one can bring in his luggage beautiful objects produced by local craftsmen, carpets, baskets, calabashes, silver jewels.