The Foreign Office has reported that ‘the number of reports of car-jackings on roads outside N’Djamena has increased, including during daylight hours. It is recommended that you use a police or military escort when driving outside the capital, and carry working communications equipment. Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Chad. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. There’s a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali and due to Chad’s involvement in the regional fight to counter Boko Haram. There is a heightened threat of kidnap in Chad.’
What are we missing? The spectacular lunar landscape of the Ennedi Massif features dramatic arches, canyons and pitons that have been sculpted by the wind over the centuries. A marvel of nature, the Lakes of Ounianga provide a haven to wildlife in the middle of the Sahara desert.