the Gerewol festival (Wodaabe people). A 9-day program that is very interesting for photographers.
Gerewol Chad PROGRAM
DAY 1 arrival in N’djamena
D 2-NDJAMENA – DOURBALI
Departure to Dourbali locality about 150 km south of the capital, meeting with our guide Wodaabe for reserch meeting point with Wodaabe people, preparation of the bivouac dinner at the camp
Arrival at the meeting point with the Wodaabe people.
At the end of the monsoon rainy season in Chad, Pastors Peul Woodabe stage
one of the most singular festivals of Sub-Saharan Africa.
These dancing parties are known by the definition of Gerewol.
But the term Gerewol is not properly correct.
Peul Woodabe’s pastoral ceremony is called YAKE
The Yake is a male beauty contest in which a partner is chosen (for life or
for just one night …) by the woman, with the young males who smile to all
teeth and eyes bulged, with the hope of being judged the most beautiful.Men of marriageable age are decorated with bright colors, feathers, finehats and dresses with heavy ornaments
It is a scene of great sweetness, to make a breach in the heart of a girl
The aspiring young Woodabe do not even hesitate to grind their teeth and
abnormally bulge their eyes, evidently something much appreciated by girls.
The term Gerewol, in Chad, defines instead a dance of war, great vaults and
swords, which is inserted into the Yake.
D 4-5-6 GEREWOL
D 7 – GEREWOL area -DOURBALI
Leave Gerewol area to Dourbali
D 8-DOURBALI – NDJAMENA
Come back in N’djamena -Hotel
D 9 Flight
Gerewol Chad IT IS INCLUDED:
– 2 night Hotel
– 4×4 vehicles equipped with driver
– kitchen and bivouac equipment
– meals and breakfasts at the bivouac
– mission order
-immigration office cachet
-sites Visiting rights
Gerewo Chad IS NOT INCLUDED:
– visa and flight
– travel insurance
– other drinks other than mineral water