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Pharaoh Eagle Owl Bubo ascalaphus, Chad

Image Credit: 
Lajos, GreenEye Ecotours and Images

Birding tours

We do not know of any organised birding tours to Chad.

Guides

There are no birding guides known in Chad.

Logistics

Air Afrique and Air France both operate flights from Paris to N’Djamena. A valid passport and visa are required. Visitors must check in with the National Police and obtain a registration stamp within 72 hours of arrival. Chad has no railway system and only 267 km of roads out of a total of 33,400 km are paved. Air Tchad is the national airline and operates flights to Abéche and Sarh.

Safety

Safety and health issues are no different from those in many African countries. Guidebooks, travel companies and websites provide much of the advice one needs, but key points warrant repetition here: (1) be aware of the risk of malaria and seek current advice, sleep in a sealed tent or under a net and take prophylaxis as recommended; (2) always ensure you have sufficient water and some method of purification (even if this comprises a pot and a campfire for boiling); (3) do not underestimate the danger of being in the sun for too long, ensure you use sun-block, drink plenty of water and wear a hat; (4) be aware of the risk of AIDS; (5) ensure that you take a reasonably-equipped first-aid pack with you including supplies of hypodermic and suturing needles. See the following 2 websites for the latest safety and travel information: US Travel and UK FCO.

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