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A philosopher and story teller by night and Fly fisherman by day , he is the original Goliath guide having spent no less than 17 years on his quest to find the perfect river to capture these fish on fly. François has travelled the world as a guide and photographer : fishing and guiding in both fresh and Salt-water. François first visited Chinko in 2015 after receiving a tip-off that mentioned crystal clear water and
Large Silver fish being spotted from a small aircraft
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. With the largest counter-poaching force and the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 17 national parks and protected areas in eleven countries covering over 10.5 million hectares in Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,.
Chinko is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the CAR Ministry of Environment for Sustainable Development of Water, Forests, Hunting and Fishing and African Parks has a mandate to manage this important protected area for 50 years. This partnership assures that Chinko supports local communities, protects the ecosystem, and maintains economic value through tourism – providing the key to a sustainable future for this thriving ecosystem.
Camp Chinko is operated by the Central African Adventure Company which provides our camps and logistics support in the region. Camp Chinko is a luxury light tented camp that operates with the the Chinko reserve. https://www.campchinko.com