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.
A buffalo herd enjoying a good mud bath in Zakouma. Even though the temperatures are lower during the wet season, the insects are on their best and tend to make all four legged mammals itchy this time of the year. A good layer of mud works as a perfect protective screen for the bugs! #zakouma_national_park#buffalo#visitzakouma#travel#wildlife#aerial#cessna#photography
Four months after the historical reintroduction of black rhino in Chad, all six rhinos have adapted extremely well to their new environment and are sighted daily by the rhino monitoring teams. Here is Hilmal Watane, a male of about 6 years, hidden between the dense vegetation of Zakouma's wet season. #zakouma_national_park#rhino#chad#rhinosreturn#rhinomove#blackrhino#africanparks#africanparksnetwork
An elephant feeding in the acacia during an early morning in the dry season. This is the most magical time of the day during the hot, dry season, when the air is still crisp and clear, and the first rays of sunlight peek out from behind the trees. Photo by @brentstirton#zakouma#elephant#zakouma_national_park#chad#safari#sunrise#explore#travel#africa#africanparksnetwork#africanparks
The most critical part of protecting an area such as Zakouma; engagement with the community. We are very fortunate to work with the most amazing people around the park, who have experienced the benefits of the intensive protection of the elephants and how it has helped to bring stability and employment to the region. Photo by @brentstirton#zakouma_national_park#conservation#community#zakouma#chad#nomad#relationships#elephant#stopivory#africanparksnetwork#africanparks
As summer comes to an end, are you already mesmerising where to go on your winter break? Come and explore Zakouma, and experience conservation at first hand. We are open from November until May! Contact email@example.com for more info. Photo @kyledenobrega#zakouma_national_park#conservation#lion#africanparksnetwork#africanparks#tourism#travel#explore
For those of you that have seen Zakouma in the dry season, it will be difficult to believe that this is Rigueik when it is flooded! While under water at the moment, this area is one of the peak game viewing areas in Zakouma during the dry seasons, where thousands of birds and mammals congregate around the remaining water pools.
Today is World Ranger Day. We thank the men and women that are our boots on the ground, in dust and mud, for their dedication to protect the wildlife in the national park. On this photo one of the Mamba teams in Zakouma, a team of rangers that have received specialised training and are able to respond within minutes to any incident. Every day we see the results of their efforts, which inspires us even more to protect the wildlife and nature in Chad. Photo @lifethroughalensphotography#worldrangerday#ranger#africanparksnetwork#africanparks#chad#zakouma#zakouma_national_park#hope#elephants#rhinos
How many elephant calves do you count on this photo? The elephant herd is thriving during the green season in Zakouma, when there is plenty of food and water available. A good time for the young calves to grow up in, and we are delighted that we can often see newborn calves during our daily monitoring flights.
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