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Major cities and airports in Chad
- N’Djamena – N’Djamena International Airport (NDJ)
- Abéché – Abéché Airport (AEH)
- Sarh – Sarh Airport (SRH)
- Moundou – Moundou Airport (MQQ)
- Doba – Doba Airport (DOB)
Time and Communication
Chad is located in West Africa, and its time zone is Central African Time (UTC+1). There is no switch to daylight saving time in Chad. The country has several mobile operators, including Airtel, Tigo, and Millicom, and call quality is generally good in urban areas. However, mobile coverage in rural areas can be limited. Internet access is also available in urban areas and major towns.
Money and shopping
The local currency in Chad is the Central African CFA franc (XAF), which has a fixed exchange rate to the dollar. The country generally does not accept payment in other currencies, so it is recommended to exchange money upon arrival. Payment by bank cards is not very common, and some cards may not be accepted. Currency exchange offices are generally open during normal business hours, but it is recommended to check in advance.
The most common form of transportation in Chad is by car, either by renting a car or hiring a private driver. Taxis are also available in urban areas, but they are not metered, so it is recommended to agree on a price before starting the journey. Public transportation, such as buses and minibuses, are available but are often overcrowded and uncomfortable. There are also a few airports throughout the country, but air travel is generally limited and expensive.
- Zakouma National Park – a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts, with a diverse range of animals such as elephants, lions, and giraffes
- Lake Chad – a large lake that borders Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, known for its fishing and birdwatching opportunities
- N’Djamena – the capital city of Chad, with several museums, markets, and cultural sites such as the National Museum of Chad and the Grand Mosque of N’Djamena
- Ennedi Plateau – a UNESCO World Heritage site with unique rock formations and ancient cave paintings