Ennedi Massif & Ounianga Lakes

The Republic of Chad is located in the heart of north Africa. In November 2018 I participated in a two-week desert expedition in the northern part of the country. Little known among the community of travelers and tourists, Chad offers wonderful opportunities to visit some of the most beautiful regions of Sahara desert. There is the Ennedi Massif, a mountainous region in northeast Chad, an impressive sandstone plateau eroded by wind and thermal cycles into gorges, cliffs, canyons and outliers. And further on up north are the Lakes of Ounianga that crop up unexpectedly, as if by magic, among the dunes.

Mount Kenya Road Chogoria Village

Sandstone rock formations, Ennedi Mountains, northeastern Chad, North Africa

Mount Kenya Gorges Valley

Nomads draw water from a well to water their herds, Northern Chad, North Africa

Porters Mount Kenya

A Libyan tank is slowly buried by the desert sand, Northern Chad, North Africa


tour info

This tour in 2018 was organized by Diamir, Germany and led by the Austrian tour guide Karin Scheidhammer.


Taking a swim in Lake Bokou, a freshwater lake surrounded by green palms and golden sand dunes right in the middle of the Sahara.