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Chad finds itself locked in the middle of Africa - north central
Africa really; another one of those sorry former French colonies, without access to the
Countries neighbouring Chad are: Niger, Libya, Sudan, Central
African Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria.
After independence, Chad has had nothing but trouble; as Libyan backed
Muslim rebels operated in the north, and drought took its toll on the soil.
Lake Chad is also shrinking in size, and the hippos might one day
loose their home. In the last ice age the lake was more than ten times its present size.
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The capital of Chad is situated on the Chari River, opposite Nigeria.
Before 1973 N'Djamena still had the original French name of Fort-Lamy;
even though Chad gained full independence from France on August 11th, 1960.
N'Djamena's Great Mosque was built in the late 1970s and is a
dominant feature of the city. N'Djamena also has a cathedral built by the French, and some
ancient Sao ruins.
Hotels in Chad:
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Hotels in N'Djamena
Ledger Plaza Ndjamena Hotel
- Quartier Diguel, Ndjamena, Chad.
Situated in the heart of N'Djamena, the Kempinski Hotel N'djamena is
an oasis of luxury in the capital of Chad.
Guests at the Kempinski Hotel
Ndjamena were pleased with the large rooms, excellent service and great location.
Chad by Air
Air Tchad (HK) is the national airline and operates flights to Abeche
and Sarh, while Air Afrique (RK) and Air France both operate flights from Paris to
Chad by Road
There's no railway in Chad and travel by road is made almost
impossible in the rainy season.
The best time to travel by road is between November and May.
The Tibesti volcanic complex is located half way between Lake Chad
and the Gulf of Syrte - in Southern Libya and Northern Chad.
This region makes up a 350 mile triangle in length.
With one of the most painful histories in Africa, Chad is a nation with its foundations
built on the precipice of conflict.
With Boko Haram terror activities in the south and
signs of conflict spilling over from Libya in the north, the British
Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise
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