Zakouma National Park (@zakouma_national_park) — Zakouma National Park is located in the Salamat Region of south-eastern Chad. African Parks have been managing Zakouma National Park since 2010.
Check out the amazing kickstarter project chef Jamie Sparks has set up. Jamie worked as a chef in Zakouma, and is now publishing a unique cooking book, compiled of stories and recipes from the Chadian bush with the most stunning photos. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to African Parks to help our conservation efforts on the continent. Check out via @cookingforconservation how you can help our work by backing this book! #Repost@cookingforconservation • • • Fancy a meal under the stars in one of the most intriguing national parks in Africa? @africanparksnetwork has donated a week safari for two at Tinga Camp in Zakouma National Park to our Kickstarter campaign! As an extra bonus, Jamie Sparks, the author of Cooking for Conservation, will be your personal chef for the week, cooking you all of the recipes from her cookbook. This reward comes with fun extras and if you've been thinking of Zakouma as a destination, what better excuse to plan your trip? If our Kickstarter is successful, we have pledged to donate $100,000 from sales profit to African Parks, to aid in their conservation efforts. To learn more about the project, to pre-order the book and to pledge, click the link in our bio! #conservation#makeadifference#africa#cookingforconservation#personalchef 📸 @jeanlabu
A project like Zakouma is only as good as the team that works for it. Here's to our ever hard-working workshop staff that is always willing to make the long hours to get the job done. #chad#zakouma_national_park#zakouma#goodnews#greatpeople#teamwork#africanparksnetwork#toyota
During the April aerial survey in Zakouma, 109 elephant calves under 3 years were counted. We are delighted to see the elephant population in Zakouma grow once again, after years of ivory poaching decimated the elephants in the park. Through tremendous law enforcement efforts to secure the area there is once again a safe habitat in Chad where the elephants can thrive. Photo @kyledenobrega#zakouma_national_park#elephant#stopivory#zakouma#africanparksnetwork#conservation#africa#goodnews
In preparation for the release of the six black rhino in Zakouma, the animals have recently been dehorned. The horns were subsequently transported to the Nations capital for secure safeguarding. As the water levels start to rise in Zakouma, we reach the point where the animals can be released from the holding bomas, and black rhino will once again be found in the bush in Chad. Photo @stevewinterphoto#zakouma#zakouma_national_park#blackrhino#rhinomove#rhinosreturn#chad#conservation#africanparksnetwork
Will you be joining us on this veranda, with an icecold local beer after your game drive? Tinga Camp will be open from mid-November to May, check out the link in our bio for info on visiting Zakouma Photo @ruthnussbaum#slowtravel#explore#chad#zakouma#zakouma_national_park#tingacamp#safari#africanparksnetwork
Throwback to the 2017 wet season as we slowly see the park changing from dry to wet this month. This photo was taken in July, when the park was flooded entirely and access limited to boats, horses and the airplane. Hard to imagine that we will see the water flowing into the system in a few weeks time, but how excited we are! #wetseason#rain#machtour#zakouma#elephant#zakouma_national_park#africanparksnetwork
Storms building up above the Zakouma headquarters. After a week with multiple rain showers the first shoots of green grass are peeking their heads above the ground, and the roads have turned into muddy slippery tracks that black cotton soil can do so well. I think we can safely say that the wet season has started!
The rhinos are enjoying a well-deserved mud bath after one of the first rains of the season in #zakouma_national_park! All six rhinos are doing very well and adapting quickly to their new environment. #africanparksnetwork#sanparks#RhinosReturn#zakouma_national_park#Chad#rhinomove
The 4th of May was a historical day for Chad. It was the first time in decades that black rhino set foot on the soil of the country. @africanparksnetwork has been preparing #zakouma_national_park for the return of the rhinos by overhauling law enforcement, working with local communities and improving livelihoods, increasing tourism and providing an overall protection for this extremely rich ecosystem. Photo by @kyledenobrega
We proudly witnessed the graduation of 49 new guards today, who will reinforce the Law Enforcement teams in #zakouma_national_park and form the first anti-poaching teams for Siniaka-Minia Faunal Reserve. The men and women have gone through two months of intensive training to prepare them for the important work in the field. #conservation#anti-poaching#elephant#chad#ivory#africanparksnetwork
Women in #zakouma_national_park working in the recently established community vegetable garden, where we grow fresh produce that will soon supply the lodges and staff of their greens. This is one of the projects #africanparksnetwork commenced to #empowerwomen in the region around the park, and provide them with training and an alternative source of income. #internationalwomensday#Chad#Zakouma
Every weekend, a dedicated group of people continue their work in Zakouma, to ensure the elephants are protected 24/7, but also to continue with our day-to-day operations in the park. One example is the team of grooms that look after our horses day in day out, to ensure they receive the best treatment possible when on rest from their work in the field. Photo @MarcusWestberg#zakouma_national_park#portraits#people#africanparksnetwork#horses#chad
We are hosting pre-selections for new Law Enforcement guards for @Zakouma National Park and Siniaka Minia Faunal Reserve. After a grueling physical test, health checks and interviews, 60 candidates were selected to continue the selection process and the subsequent Basic Field Rangers course in Zakouma. We look forward to welcoming 36 new guard to the Law Enforcement team! #zakouma_national_park#africanparksnetwork#anti-poaching#elephant#chad