Zakouma National Park, Chad, Africa. Zakouma National Park (French: Parc National Zakouma) is a national park, located between Sarh and Am Timan, in the south of Chad. Created in 1963, it was Chad's first national park, and has an area of 1,200 sq mi. Zakouma was neglected during the period of civil conflict, but a restoration programme, supported by the European Union, began in 1989. The fauna of the Park includes 44 species of large mammals, and many species of birds.