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Ennedi, Chad 115589677

Ennedi Desert Adventure



14 Days

Prices Start from

£2,850pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Adventure Traveller

In the north-east corner of Chad, lies Ennedi – a desert region of rock towers and sand cathedrals, fascinating nomadic people, busy markets and shimmering oases.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Camels in mud, Ennedi, Chad 1

Tubu Communities

Encounter the nomadic Tubu people and their herds of camels at the Archei oasis.

Rock formations, Ennedi landscape, Chad 2

Rock Formations

Explore the region of Guera, renowned for its impressive granite rock formations.

Rock formations, Ennedi landscape, Chad 3

Ennedi Massif

Travel through the Ennedi Massif and photograph the beautiful sand formations of Terkei and Toukou.

market day, Zakouma, Chad 4

Fada Markets

Visit the French colonial fort at Fada and walk through the vibrant markets.

Why we like it

Travelling to Ennedi is an adventure that comes with few creature comforts. However, this lack of luxuries is soon forgotten. Despite the apparent emptiness of this desert region, it manages to hide a surprising amount, from towering rock arches and crocodile-filled oases to rare bird species and millennia-old rock art.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2-5
  • Day 6-9
  • Day 10-13
  • Day 14

Now for the details

Ennedi landscape, Chad
Ennedi, Chad


Ennedi is a Saharan enclave in the north-east of Chad. It is a land of space and silence, occasionally interrupted by the procession of camel caravans traversing the sands. This harsh environment is home to a diverse array of Nomadic people – for millennia the Tubu, Gaeda,Tama and Zagwa have all left footprints in the sand, trekking ancient caravan routes across the Sahara.

Camping under arch, Ennedi, Chad
Ennedi, Chad

Desert Adventure

This is an adventurous trip and conditions can be challenging. Travelling is done in specially equipped desert vehicles with drivers, an English-speaking guide and a cook. Accommodation is a two-person tent with a comfortable mattress; camps are not fixed but will be set up according to where the best shelter can be found. Be prepared for a night sky teeming with stars.

Ennedi landscape, Chad
Ennedi, Chad

Driving and Trekking

An average of fine to six hours will be spent driving each day, but there will, of course, be opportunities to walk. Trek along the white, red and golden sand dunes that descend to the lakes of the Ounianga region and walk through the Archei gorges where numerous rock paintings can be found.

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
From £2,850 Per person

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