10 DAY ITINERARY - ARCHEI, ENNEDI, CAPITAL, DESERT & HIGHLIGHTS - LET'S GO!!
Arrive – N'Djamena
Today, you arrive in N'Djamena and are transferred to your hotel. You will overnight at Hotel Chez Wou, or a similar, dinner included.
DAYS 2 - 4
N'Djamena – Ouaddai & Mongo Kalait: 1260 km
Today we begin our drive from N'Djamena through the Lake Chad plains up to Massaguet. On the way, we will visit Bitkine and other villages stopping at the Rock Ab Touyour (mountains of the vultures). Here, you'll notice we are already in the Guera region (Mountainous Sahelian area) marked by granite peaks.
This is the place of the Hadjerai ethnic group where the population is dominated by farmers and hunters, who are said to have very sophisticated techniques.
We continue through the immense plain and the acacia forest known for its production of Arabic Gum. Next we will visit Mongo, located at the edge of the massif of Aboutelfane (mount Guera, 1500m) and then drive through hills and inhabited valleys.
We then arrive in Abéchéa a transhumance zone and chief-place of Ouaddaï, this city was the former crossroads of caravan roads and used to be a slaves’ market.
Next, we head in the direction of Ennedi in the North; you'll feel the desert landscape as we move from sedentary farmers place to nomadic breeders’ area. We will visit Arada and take an unpaved sandy road to Kalait, the gate of Ennedi.
Camping - 3 nights, B,L,D
DAYS 5 - 7
Region of Archei its paintings and guelta:120 km
We enter via the complex hydrographic system of Oued Archeï pond. We walk and drive in this spectacular Southern part of Ennedi where semi nomads, Gaeda, Tama, and Zaghawa live.
Points of interests include castles, cathedrals, arcs, and caves. In the Guelta d'Archei, a mythical and especially sacred place, the nomad Toubous and their herds of camels will attract your attention. The last living example of crocodiles of Sahara live there.
NB: site of Terkei – Toukou – Manda Guili Cave, Archei, and deli caves.
Camping - 3 nights, B,L,D,
DAYS 8 - 10
Kalait/Abéché /Mongo/N’Djamena: 1300 Km
From the village of Kalait, we will drive back to Abéché. Here, we will discover Guerra Massif through Mongo the administrative center.
Points of interest: Different ethnic groups, Mountain Abou Telfan and the Peaks of Guerra, isolated villages of Arabic Sara and Sara Kinga Village.
After this ethnological part, we will drive back to N'Djamena, spend one night then the following day relax before being transferred to the airport for your international flight.
Camping (1 night) B,L,D, +1 night at Hotel, Breakfast on last day