ZakoumaA battle to the end
Dark shadow over remaining elephants
In a somewhat forgotten part of Africa, usually associated with desert-scapes and unpleasant temperatures, lies a hidden jewel: the Zakouma National Park. A massive expanse of lush savannah grassland, emerald green forests and shimmering pools; this incredible area of Chad is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. But there is also trouble in paradise, and I head off to find out more about this vast wilderness and the ever present threat of elephant poaching that looms over the reserve like a dark shadow.