We have just learned that a second operator has moved into the west African country of Chad. Previously, only Alain Lefol of Alain Lefol Safaris had been hunting here. The new operator is Club Faune. That firm's Jean-Pierre Bernon tells us Club Faune's area is in the southeast part of the country, bordering the Aouk River. "We hunt from a permanent camp with air-conditioned bungalows. The main animals we plan to hunt from the permanent camp are lion, roan, korrigum, Bohor reedbuck, western kob, harnessed bushbuck, red-fronted gazelle, Lelwel hartebeest and northwestern buffalo. We will also be able to hunt western greater kudu, but from a mobile camp in the eastern part of the country."
Significantly, Club Faune does not intend at this time to target Aoudad sheep, one of the prime collector animals that Lefol focuses on. Interested hunters should also be aware that lions, though plentiful in Club Faune's area, tend to be short-maned, or maneless, as they tend to be in neighboring Central Africa Republic.