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Zakouma National Park
Bio Zakouma National Park is located in south-eastern Chad. African Parks have been managing Zakouma since 2010.
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We are thrilled to be able to witness a healthy and thriving elephant population in Zakouma once again. Thanks to years of close protection one can see the results with a growing population and a high number of young calves amongst the adults. Photo by @lifethroughalensphotography#elephant#wildlife#safari#chad#travel#acacia#zakouma_national_park#zakouma#africanparksnetwork
#Repost@africanparksnetwork • • • "I nervously gripped the seat as drafts of warm air tossed the tiny, dated vessel to and fro. But the scenery below was well worth the nerve-racking ride. We passed over an 850-strong herd of buffalo, smoky dust trailing in their wake, and sent a seemingly endless procession of crocodiles slithering into the murky Salamat River. In an adjacent wetland, several hundred pink pelicans took flight like cherry blossom petals in the wind, making me momentarily forget my nausea and angle for a better view. Ten minutes later, the elephants came into view." - Rachel Nuwer, @nytimes, on a recent visit to @Zakouma_National_Park, Chad. Situated just south of the Sahara Desert, above the fertile rainforest regions, the Greater Zakouma Ecosystem is well positioned as the primary safe haven for Central and West African wildlife. Zakouma is home to one of the most famous elephant herds in Africa – a population that was once plagued by poaching but since 2010 has been completely protected, and the herd is on the rise for the first time in decades. This remarkable conservation recovery has captured imaginations the world over, featured by @BBCNews, @nytimes, the @RobbReport, and @Telegraph. Accommodations include the exclusive Camp Nomade, which offers an extraordinary high-end semi-mobile tented camp experience, and the classic Tinga Camp, which is available for all budgets. If you would like to experience the magic of a park restored first hand, click the link in our bio and book your visit today! Photos: @kyledenobrega@lifethroughalensphotography@stevewinterphoto#bucketlist2019#safari#zakouma#chad#elephants#tourism#wildlife
Zakouma is participating in the Le Treg ultramarathon this year! Together with colleagues from other protected areas, 5 guards from the Zakouma anti-poaching teams are running the gruelling 90km ultra marathon through the desert in February. The stunning Ennedi World Heritage Site is under management of African Parks since 2018, to ensure the outstanding cultural and natural heritage in this area is well preserved. Photographs Ennedi by Michael Viljoen. #zakouma#letreg#ennedi#africanparksnetwork#africanparks#ultramarathon#chad#desert#conservation#nature#camels
#Repost from our Camp Nomade manager and brilliant photographer @willembakhuysroozeboom with @get_repost ・・・ I have a weird fascination for crocodiles. The fact that these closest surviving relatives of the great dinosaurs hardly changed in 150 million years makes them perfect killing machines since the start of their existence. Their hearing is so good, that they can hear their babies calling from inside their egg and they can see color in almost pitch black. They are able to replace every one of their 80 teeth, 50 times in their 35-75 lifespan. They swim 8 times faster than I can and the bite of this ultra predator is stronger than a great white shark. Just behind our temporary ‘house’ in #Zakouma flows the Salamat river. And this river is chock full of crocodiles who only eat fish ‘they say’. So it is absolutely safe to swim in this river, ‘they say’ as well. I am pretty trusting but I think I’ll pass on this one. 🐊 #Zakouma#africanparksnetwork crocodile #rivermonster#dinosaur#salamat#predator#truthordare#animalfacts#wildlifephotography#nature#instanaturefriends#yourunyoudie#lifeofacampmanager
We are absolutely thrilled to have had Jamie Sparks in Camp Nomade the past week. She was the chefs trainer (to Abdoulaye standing right), manager to Camp Nomade and is author to the book Tchad: a gastronomic safari which takes you on a week-long safari through Zakouma, supported by its history, its wildlife and... its cuisine. To repeat @sophy_roberts words in the introduction: if you are not going to go to Zakouma, do the next best thing and buy this book! 75% of all profit goes to @africanparksnetwork, so besides inspiring meals you will support our work too. 💚🌶 Follow its journey on @cookingforconservation and order your copy at www.cookingforconservation.com #cookbook#gastronogram#gastronomy#cookingforconservation#conservation#africanparksnetwork#bushchef#zakouma#star#jamiesparks#chef#chefslife
Managing a National Park and tourism facilities in a place such as Zakouma requires good first aid training and equipment on site, as good medical facilities are several hours away. We therefore organised a week-long, very intensive training with the organisation Africa SAFE-T, who specialise in emergency care for highly remote environments, for key members of the Zakouma staff. #zakouma_national_park#zakouma#firstaid#remote#wilderness#africanparks#chad
Pelicans fishing in front of Tinga Camp. Coming in by the thousands, Pelicans will have their fill of fish before heading back to their chicks, hundreds of kilometers away. The start of the dry season (from late november) is the best time to see them! 📹: @irisbreeman Contact email@example.com for more info. #tingacamp#zakouma#chad#travel#safari#birdlife#birding#pelicans
We have been spoiled by the presence of a large pride of lions just next to the Zakouma Headquarters, who kindly wake us up at 04:00 every morning when they start calling. The wildlife is thriving this time of the year and sightings are extraordinary. Have you booked your winter getaway already? Photo by @kyledenobrega#zakouma_national_park#zakouma#lion#explore#safari#wildlife#chad#campnomade#tingacamp#africanparksnetwork
#Repost@africanparksnetwork • • • Regrettably, we have further bad news to report from Chad. An additional two black rhino carcasses were discovered in Zakouma National Park this week, bringing the total mortalities to four, of the six that were reintroduced in May this year. We can confirm that none of these rhinos were poached and we are taking all actions to determine what may have resulted in their deaths. On the advice of a team of veterinarians experienced in working with black rhinos, the remaining two animals are being recaptured and placed in holding facilities in order to facilitate closer management; and a SANParks veterinarian was dispatched to Zakouma National Park to assist with the process, and one rhino has already been recaptured and is doing well in their enclosure. Post-mortems have been conducted and various samples of blood, tissue and fecal matter were sent to specialist pathology laboratories in South Africa. Histopathological results so far have indicated that infectious diseases or plant toxicity are not the cause of death. Serological evidence has however indicated exposure to trypanosomes, a blood borne parasite transmitted by tsetse flies, but at this stage this is not suspected to be the cause of the mortalities. Low fat reserves do suggest however that maladaptation by the rhinos to their new environment is the likely underlying cause, although tests to be undertaken on brain and spinal fluid may shed additional light on the exact cause of deaths. Collaboration among the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Chad, including SANParks and African Parks remains active as efforts continue to be made to establish clarity around the exact cause of deaths of the four rhinos, and to safeguard the remaining two animals. Please see the link in our bio for the full, joint statement.
An early morning on the Salamat river in Zakouma. This main river through Zakouma National Park floods the park extensively in the wet season, and turns into an almost dry riverbed in the peak of the dry months. As we are shifting towards the dry months of the year, one can almost see the water levels in the river go down each day. Photo by @kyledenobrega#zakouma_national_park#river#landscape#explore#chad#africanparksnetwork#tingacamp