Trip to the Chad Gerewol Festival
Trip to Chad for attend the impressive Gerewol Festival in October 2023
After arriving in N'Djamena and spending the first night, we will travel to the Chari Baguirmi pasture area in the heart of the Sahel. With the help of our local partners, we will find the nomadic camps of the two Wodaabe clans that will perform the Gerewol ceremony, which we will attend for three days.
We will return to the Chadian capital on the fifth day of the trip to rest and spend the night in a comfortable hotel before flying back home the next day.
A short trip for those who wish to experience one of the most impressive events in the Sahel. A spectacular beauty competition performed by the nomadic Wodaabe.
The Wodaabe are an indomitable people who live by and for their livestock. Faithful to their traditions, they carry in their blood the love of the freedom that nomadic life and the open spaces through which they roam offer them.
Every rainy season, two large Wodaabe family clans (the Sudosukai and the Japto) gather around Dourbali to graze with their herds. At the end of the rains and just before each clan splits up across southern Chad, they hold an impressive beauty contest known as Gerewol. This is a unique opportunity to mingle and find a partner before these nomadic herding families go their separate ways.
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Travel only to the Chad Gerewol Festival. Possibility to continue to Ounianga and Ennedi.
- Day 1 Arrival in N'Djamena
- Day 2, 3 and 4 Gerewol Wodaabe
- Day 5 Return to N'Djamena at noon
- Day 6 End of trip in the morning
Complete trip to the Chadian Gerewol festival, Ennedi massif and Ounianga lakes
If you want to do the complete trip and after attending the Gerewol Festival you want to continue your journey to the north of Chad visiting Ounianga and Ennedi, here you have all the information: Gerewol of Chad, Ennedi massif and Ounianga lakes.
- Start N'Djamena, 1 October 2023
- End N'Djamena, 19 October 2023
- Duration: 19 days
- Price: 3.500€