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Guelta d’Archei, Fada

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A remote and secluded oasis, Guelta d’Archei was created by underground water emerging to the surface hundreds of years ago. The oasis sustains the area's plant and animal life and serves as the natural habitat for one of the last Nile crocodile colonies in the desert. To reach this out-of-the-way spot, you'll need a car and a local guide. Before you visit Fada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Chad is a very rough country to explore where 2-3 weeks of camping is required to see the deserts of the North, however the scenery is fantastic and varied and if you're up for roughing it out, it's h...  more »
  • During a trek in the desert of the Ennedi in Chad, after a few days of walking, we arrived at the Guelta of Archei. An extraordinary place. In the middle of the arid desert runs a river in which we could observe crocodiles. It is also the place where every day, the camel drivers take their camels so they drinking. We see hundreds of camels one after the other to bathe and drink. They sing! surprisingly, I had never heard that elsewhere. It is not easy to access a big day of road to Faya Largeau, but it's a really magical place.
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  • It was so amazing that there were art work from centuries on the walls, and several miles of flat and extreme terrain to travel on.  more »
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