Chad's Sahel Region

Photos taken by David Stanley on a trip across the middle of Chad, Central Africa.
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A market woman at Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

A market woman at Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Clans bring their animals to the Forage de Mahamat, a desert well between Kalait and Kouba Olang in Chad, Central Africa.

Clans bring their animals to the Forage de Mahamat, a desert well between Kalait and Kouba Olang in Chad, Central Africa.

The Forage de Mahamat is a desert well between Kalait and Kouba Olang in Chad, Central Africa.

The Forage de Mahamat is a desert well between Kalait and Kouba Olang in Chad, Central Africa.

Donkeys are used for transportation by villagers in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

Donkeys are used for transportation by villagers in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

The Sahel ends and desert begins north of Moussoro in Chad, Central Africa. The road to Faya and the Libyan border starts here.

The Sahel ends and desert begins north of Moussoro in Chad, Central Africa. The road to Faya and the Libyan border starts here.

Facilities are basic in Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa. It's one of the few reliable stopovers for traffic headed north.

Facilities are basic in Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa. It's one of the few reliable stopovers for traffic headed north.

The small town of Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa, has a bustling market.

The small town of Kalait between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa, has a bustling market.

Kalait is one of the few supply centers between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Kalait is one of the few supply centers between Abeche and Fada in northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

This high granite outcrop is just west of Bitkine in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

This high granite outcrop is just west of Bitkine in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

Moussoro is the last large Sahel town on the road to northern Chad, Central Africa.

Moussoro is the last large Sahel town on the road to northern Chad, Central Africa.

This abandoned French fort is at Oum-Chalouba just west of Kalait in Chad, Central Africa.

This abandoned French fort is at Oum-Chalouba just west of Kalait in Chad, Central Africa.

Arab nomads from northern Chad herd their animals southward at the beginning of the dry season. This group was seen between Oum Hadjer and Mangalmé.

Arab nomads from northern Chad herd their animals southward at the beginning of the dry season. This group was seen between Oum Hadjer and Mangalmé.

At the beginning of the dry season in Central Africa, nomadic clans move southward in search of greener pastures. This group was seen between Oum Hadjer and Mangalmé, Chad.

At the beginning of the dry season in Central Africa, nomadic clans move southward in search of greener pastures. This group was seen between Oum Hadjer and Mangalmé, Chad.

These granite outcrops are found just west of Bitkine in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

These granite outcrops are found just west of Bitkine in the Sahel region of Chad, Central Africa.

Chadian Arabs often get around on horseback.

Chadian Arabs often get around on horseback.

Millet is one of the staple crops of Chad, Central Africa.

Millet is one of the staple crops of Chad, Central Africa.

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