IMO , Its not doable .Not at all . Id think on somewhere else .
last December It was ok . The route from Nguimi to Bol was nerve-racking , but ok . Did it on one piece . Definitely not doable in anything else than a 4x4 and even so ..... most people get seriously stuck . I insist , no way at all to do it on a 2wd.
Security ? Well , people on the route are definitely dodgy . They don't look neither happy nor welcoming . They are waiting in the most difficult patches to agressively ask you for money/cadeaus , etc.. I heard stories about attacks with axes ! , and some incident involving an arrow !!
having said that .. for me Bol was the most fantastic experience . People -so -so , they simply didnt give a $hit about me . No hotels in town ! Not a single one . But the governor ( The town's major ) lodged me , invited me to breakfasts , food , ciggies , and refered me to the chief of the police .
NExt night (still in Bol ) free drinkies and free chicks !!! courtesy of the chief of the police !!!
when I woke up .. all my papers were already done for me ! fantastic , amazing .
Well , from Bol to NJamena is quite dodgy again . People -not clear if they are soldiers , beggars , bandits , police (probbably a bit of everything ) until arriving the Tarmac (80 km north of NJamena )
NJamena is quite rough. A lot .During the day is ok -as long as you don't do anything tooo stupid . But at the evening Even the locals are afraid of the streets in the dark . From dusk to mid-night gets really sketchy . Lots of drunk -armed- military people looking for cadeaus/trouble . Stay in a bar / hotel , preferable one with a couple of armed security people outside.
from midnight to Down , the military go home , and NJamena is literally a lawless city . You ll listen the shots in the street . IF by midnight you arent at the hotel ... then by all means get into a bar or something to stay the night.
REgarding hotels , none at all within my budget. Cheapest i could find was 80-90 Euros a night . Camping in the Novotel Parking is more difficult these days and they also *expect* 20.000 CFAs p/p
I can't stop reccomending/endorsing restaurant "ALI BABA" , in the touristic street (don't remember the name , but there is only one touristic street) .You ll have good food , good
, clever and interesting English conversation and safety . The restaurant was my "headquarters" during my week in NJamena .