Photo expedition with Mzungu to Ennedi Plateau, with private flight and accommodation in tented lodge


February 23 – March 3, 2025
Tour to Chad


тур в Дагестан путешествия по России Кавказ восхождение Пабаку Бабаку конное восхождение Кубачи Бурши тур Юждаг Куруш Ерыдаг восхождение Шалбуздаг Базардюзю Ахты Зрых Шиназ Уна Ухул Верхние Филя

Endless desert of Sahara and vast plains of Sahel, giant natural arches, labyrinths and crazy work of unknown artist on Ennedi Plateau.

Our expedition with private flight and 4WD jeeps will go deep to the north of mysterious Chad in search of traditional cultures and one of the world's most breathtaking landscapes.

We will be staying in Italian tented lodge in the middle of Ennedi Plateau and every day reveal secrets of this mysteriour land.

This photo expedition is led by Mzungu.

Мы заберёмся высоко в горы в аул Бурши и перенесёмся лет на 40 в прошлое. Пройдем на лошадях по красивейшей долине реки Арцалинех и достигнем пирамиды Пабаку. Откроем спрятанные высоко в горах Юждага аулы-призраки, стоя на краю которых захватывает дух! Заберёмся на крайний юг России, достигнем самого высокогорного поселения Европы – Куруш, расположенного в окружении высочайших вершин, и отправимся в путешествие по марсианскому плато Ерыдага.
Забудьте всё, что вы знали о Дагестане! Это настоящее путешествие во времени!
Мы путешествуем в замечательной компании первого и единственного дагестанского восходителя на Эверест Рашида Гаджиясулова!


Dates: February 23 – March 3, 2025

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Number of participants: 8 – 9

Cost per person:
– 7 390 EUR subject to 9 participants or
– 7 990 EUR subject to 8 participants.

10% early booking discount (in case you book before August 23, 2024)

Everything is included (also 2 charter flights, best accommodation and full board), except for:
– international flight to Ndjamena roundtrip
– Chad visa (to be obtained in Chad embassy in your country at some 150 USD)
– international medical insurance.

Estimated cost of international flight Moscow – Ndjamena – Moscow: 900 – 1200 EUR (to be bought on your own. We consult you).
Estimated cost of international flight Istanbul – Ndjamena – Istanbul: from 750 EUR (to be bought on your own. We consult you).
Estimated cost of international flight Cairo – Ndjamena – Cairo: from 450 EUR (to be bought on your own. We consult you).

Single supplement: 550 EUR (provided along the entire itinerary).

tour to Chad

Day 1. February 23, 2025 (Sunday). N'djamena

Arrival by air in N'djamena, capital of Chad. Meet with team at the airport and transfer to the Hotel La Residence 4* with the big swimming pool and high-end services.
Depending on the time of arrival, we can relax around the pool with a drink or take a walk in the city.
In the evening we have scheduled dinner all together. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: dinner
Accommodation: Hotel La Residence 4*, TWIN / DBL room

* Recommended flights from Moscow:
with Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa, departs from Moscow at 22:00 on February 22, stopover in Addis Ababa 3 hours 35 minutes, arrives in Ndjamena on February 23 at 12:10 pm,
with Turkish Airlines via Addis Ababa, departs from Moscow at 7:15 am on February 23, stopover in Istanbul 7 hours 40 minutes, arrives in Ndjamena on February 24 at 2:35 am,
any other flight with arrival in Ndjamena any time on February 23 or in the night from February 23 to February 24.

* Recommended flights from Kilimanjaro:
with Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa, departs from Kilimanjaro at 17:20 on February 22, layover in Addis Ababa 14 hours 15 minutes (overnight in Addis Ababa), arrives in Ndjamena on February 23 at 12:10 pm,
any other flight with arrival in Ndjamena any time on February 23 or in the night from February 23 to February 24.

Day 2. February 24, 2025 (Monday). N'djamena

Breakfast in the hotel. Waiting while the guide fulfills the immigration procedures (registration of passports at the immigration office).
Visit the village of Gaoui, ethnographic center of the Sao culture, which is a large ethnic group. After lunch, we continue our N'djamena city our: the sultan's house, the Sao civilization museum and handcrafted ceramics (pottery).
In the evening we have scheduled dinner all together. Overnight at the hotel La Residence 4*.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel La Residence 4*, TWIN / DBL room

Day 3. February 25, 2025 (Tuesday). N'djamena – Fada – Ennedi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Private charter 2-hours flight by 12-seats aircraft to Fada, main town of Ennedi.
Upon arrival, meeting with our team and by our private 4x4 cars transfer to the Italian tented lodge Derde Camp located in the middle of Ennedi Plateau.
This tented lodge is the ideal solution for a high-end stay and the best place in the Ennedi, with a typical comfort of a hotel. Large tents equipped with proper beds, mattresses, pillows, blankets, beddings, mini fridge, table and chair. Bathrooms and toilets are available in the property.
We will have dinner from our chef. The meals served is of restaurant type and cold drinks are also available.
We will spend the evening around the fire in the middle of the Ennedi.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Italian tented lodge Derdecamp, TWIN room

Day 4 – 7. February 26 – March 1, 2025 (Wednesday – Saturday). Ennedi Plateau

We are in the Ennedi – natural and Cultural Reserve, nestled in the north-east of Chad, is a natural masterpiece of sandstone of 40,000 km², sculpted over the centuries by wind and water, creating a magnificent landscape marked by cliffs, canyons and natural arches. The permanent presence of water in this desert landscape has created a paradise in the Sahara, supporting flora and fauna as well as human life. Thousands of images have been painted and sculpted into the rock surface, constituting one of the largest and most significant rock art ensembles in the Sahara and for the planet.

We have on site private 4x4 vehicles enough to accommodate 3 of us in each car with a comfort.
We will also have the possibility of going for walks on foot or on the camelbacks.
Within these 4 days we will be taking car tours to different parts of Ennedi Plateau and discover the following most impressive things:

Guelta Archei
The highlight of these few days in undoubtedly the Guelta d'Archei, the only permanent waterhole
in the region situated amidst a dramatic and towering gorge, where one can often see hundreds of
camels drinking, their bellowing echoing around the rock walls. The guelta is also home to one of
the last populations of Saharan crocodiles (the last female species of disappearing crocodiles)..
We have trekking (takes up to 4-5 hours) to grandiose Archei Guelta – surprise habitat of the last crocodiles of the desert, and with a bit of luck we should be able to see them. Explore this real cathedral of sandstone sculpted according to the whims of water and wind. Archei has the merit of the circus, grandiose and spectacular! Daily by 10-11 am lots of camels gather together in the guelta, the best time for photography.

Aloba Arch, Elephant Arch and Triple arch
In the eastern part of the plateau, we find the huge Aloba arch with a Martian surroundings. In Aloba we will see the largest arch in the world with an estimated opening of 120 m high and 77 m wide.
In the plains where ostriches and gazelles graze, we will explore the Triple Arch. This cliff has a unique form shaping as medieval gallery arcade. In this part of plateau we admire with the work of nature, finding also the rock called Bottle of Champagne.
The Elephant Arch, one of the most impressive arches on the Plateau, indeed resembles an elephant with a trunk, and can be found nearby our lodge.

Labyrinth Oyu and others
We discover the small and big labyrinths of Ennedi – impressive Labyrinth de Gaulle (also known as Oyu), a crazy work of unknown artists. Labyrinths and corridors rich in caves where thousands of paintings are hidden.

Arco Djulia and Bachikele guelta
In the extreme northern part of the plateau we will see another true natural masterpiece – the most smashing arch – Arco Djoulia with very high and thinnest walls. Here we also take a walk walk along the Bachikele guelta, where at the right season we can find some water squeezed by the canyon walls.

Rupestrian rock paintings
Terkei – the gateway to the Ennedi, where we explore open air museum of the Rupestrian paintings – one of the most impressive petroglyphs in Africa, situated in the caves.
Discover Manda Gueli cave surrounded by some small sand dunes, famous for another impressive set of prehistoric rock paintings.

Mushroom plateau
On the edge of the plateau locates one of the most impressive places of Ennedi – the Eye Glasses cliff surrounded with the Mushrooms plateau. Many rock made mushrooms are scattered in the area facing another labyrinth. This red sandstone massif has been sculpted into a multitude of fascinating rock formations by the wind and sand over the millennia.

Guran people
Ennedi Plateau is also nomads with their cattle. We visit the Tokou and other water wells en route, where closer to midday many animals gather together herded by the nomadic Guran people. Guran are those who settle only the plateau of Ennedi. These people gave the name to Ennedi Plataue. Among the deserted plains this plateau looks outstanding. In Guran language "Ennedi" means "something new".

We will be exploring these and other extraterrestrial places with arches, canyons and labyrinths and spend every evening around the fire, where you can live a unique experience in this paradise which is the Ennedi.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Italian tented lodge Derdecamp, TWIN room

Day 8. March 2, 2025 (Sunday). Ennedi – Fada – N'djamena

After last breakfast in our lovely lodge, we start our return to Fada driving across the desert. We let ourselves be guided by the plain which reminds us of life in an empty world.
Return with private flight (12-seats aircraft) from Fada to N'djamena. Transfer to the Hotel La Residence 4*.
In the evening we have scheduled dinner all together. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel La Residence 4*, TWIN / DBL room

Day 9. March 3, 2025 (Monday). N'djamena – Return flight

After breakfast, transfer to N'djamena airport. International return flight.

Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: no

* Recommended flight to Moscow:
with Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa, departs from Ndjamena at 14:00 on March 3, stopover in Addis Ababa 3 hours 30 minutes, arrives in Moscow on March 4 at 7:25 am,
with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul, departs from Ndjamena at 3:35 am on March 3, stopover in Istanbul 3 hours 10 minutes, arrives in Moscow on March 3 at 18:40,
any other flight with departure from Ndjamena not earlier than at 21:00 on March 2 or any time on March 3.

* The participant of expedition to Chad must be motivated to be respectful to the culture of local tribes, be aware of the objectives of the trip and possible program changes depending on weather or road conditions, security conditions and any other reasons, be able to adapt to the new environment and culture.
Cost includes:

  • Private charter flight N'djamena – Fada – N'djamena by 12-seat aircraft,
  • accommodation in 4* hotel in N'djamena and Italian tented lodge in Ennedi, on TWIN basis (and on DBL basis for couples)
  • Toyota Land Cruisers 4WD with A/C, fuel and experienced driver (3 passengers in 1 car)
  • all airport transfers according to the program
  • full board meals throughout the entire itinerary: in the restaurants in N'djamena and in the tented camp from our chef (restaurant type food),
  • drinking mineral water and not alcoholic bottled drink throughout the entire itinerary
  • shower while in desert: 10 liter per person per day
  • all entry fees and site visits
  • all formalities and permits
  • contribution to local communities
  • visa support (invitation for visa)
  • governmental taxes
  • accompaniment of very experienced English speaking guide
  • accompaniment of Russian and English speaking team leader Mzungu throughout the trip

Cost excludes (to be additionally paid):

  • international flight to N'djamena roundtrip (flight Moscow – Ndjamena – Moscow is approx. EUR 900 – 1200)
  • medical insurance
  • Chad visa (USD 150), to be obtained at the latest 15 days prior to the trip
  • alcohol, personal items, souvenirs
  • tips

To take with:

  • wear sets fitting weather conditions, one warm set
  • long sleeve wear set
  • repellents (is a must!)
  • mosquito net for sleeping place
  • comfortable closed shoes and open shoes
  • forehead torch
  • big backpack (or bag, or small suitcase) for luggage
  • small backpack for personal items and camera
  • sunblock set (cream, sunglasses, cap)
  • personal hygiene items
  • personal medical kit (analgesics, sanitizers, antibiotics, your personal medicine)
  • yellow fever certificate
  • no COVID-19 requirement applied (requirement may change)
  • anti malaria preventive pills (up to you to decide)
  • photo and video camera
  • 2 passport-type portrait photos to be brought for each participant for the police formalities in N'Djamena (mandatory)
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