One of the most eye-catching deserts in the world, Tibesti's beauty is curtained by the political turmoil in Chad. Even today, you need permission to travel around; this authorisation is issued by the Chadian authorities. Being a landlocked country, the economic situation in Chad is complicated. The nearest port is Douala in Cameroon, over a 930-mile journey away. The monuments in the capital Ndjamena suffered a considerable amount during the war, but despite this, the historical area of the city is still worth visiting. Travel to Chad remains difficult, but those lucky enough to get there will not go home disappointed.
Security: the FCO advises against all travel to a number of areas of Chad and against all but essential travel to other regions. See the full website.