Ceremony Gerewol and Ennedi on an exclusive trip to Chad
Chad is one of the most fascinating destinations in Africa. A country that still today remains outside of globalization and where it is possible to find ancestral ways of life, simply exceptional nowadays.
The immense majority of the approximately 200 tribes of Chad hold much of their original culture due to their isolation.
Landscapes in Chad are breathtakingly beautiful. The Ennedi plateau offers some of the most amazing desert in the world. Fascinating rock formations, huge stone arches or spectacular gorges, such as the famous Guelta de Archei.
The Wodaabe and the Gerewol ceremony
On this special trip to Chad visiting the Gerewol and Ennedi, we will have the opportunity to approach the Wodaabe nomadic people. We will attend a Gerewol festive ceremony. For a few days we can meet and live with one of the most fascinating ethnic groups in Africa.
For the Wodaabe or Bororo there are three essential reasons in life. The first refers to the personal aspect, the second to their cattle and the third to the family and relations with their clan. The Wodaabe consider themselves the most beautiful people in the world.
We will observe how the Wodaabe are an unmistakable ethnic group. Men wear tunics and turbans and Women wear black vestments. Both look numerous geometric facial tattoos.
The Gerewol consists of a ceremony where men dance and compete to be the most beautiful and women are the judges and can choose their future husband. We will spend two days and two nights participating in Gerewol
In mid and late September, different nomadic Fulani tribes are concentrated in the Dourbali region, on their transhumant way to the south. We will meet some of them and spend a day and a night with a nomadic Alidjan ethnic group clan. We will continue our journey to Ennedi to discover many of their secrets.
On the way we will stop to visit another ethnic group as the Dangelaet.