the Degree Confluence Project

Chad : Salamat

7.5 km (4.7 miles) ENE of Goz Djérat, Salamat, Chad
Approx. altitude: 426 m (1397 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 11°S 160°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View the the North #3: View the the East #4: View the the South #5: View the the West #6: GPS position

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#1: General view of the Confluence

(visited by Andrzej Bielecki)

27-Feb-2013 -- During a 4-week tour of Chad, we decided to visit the «Parc National de Zakouma».

The night before we entered the park, we slept at the nearest town: Am Timan. Since we left early and wanted to be in the park during the early hours (chances of spotting animals are much bigger), I decided I would try to visit the Confluence upon departure from the park. The odds were good since I had noticed that the piste Am Timan to the entrance gate was passing about 800 m from the Confluence.

On 27 February, a few minutes after leaving the park, I asked to stop and headed towards the Confluence. Since it was midday, it was very hot (about 40°C) and nobody from my party accompanied me: they preferred to rest in the shadow.

The area is full of acacia trees and the ground is cracked soil: during the rainy season the vast plain of southern Chad is flooded. After an easy walk (except the heat) I reached the Confluence. It is very representative of a large chunk of southern Chad.

It is frequently visited by the goats, camels, and oxes that wander around freely. So it is possible that some herdsmen have visited before me.

More pictures from the trip can be seen here.

 All pictures
#1: General view of the Confluence
#2: View the the North
#3: View the the East
#4: View the the South
#5: View the the West
#6: GPS position
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