Menu Chiudi

Gerewol Chad

 Gerewol Chad from the second week of September until the first week of October

Geerewol
Woodabe

 

PROGRAM

 

 

Day 1-NDJAMENA – DOURBALI

Meeting with the staff that will accompany us during the trip, departure to Dourbali locality about 150 km south of the capital, preparation of the bivouac dinner at the camp

Day 2-3-4-5 GEREWOL

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, fine hats 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.

Day 6-DOURBALI – NDJAMENA

After breakfast at the camp you take the road back to N’djamena -excursion-Camera day-use available in Hotel. free dinner  and transfer to the airport

N.B .: The itinerary may be subject to variations depending on the flights and on the mobile nature of the Gerewol.

 

 

Gerewol Chad

 

The Tour included:

-invitation for the journey

-Hotel 1 night +1 daily use  share room

-Vehicles 4×4 full equiped with driver

– Tour Leader

-Tent

-equipment for kitchen Meals and breakfast at the Bivouac (meals on the table in the evening and for breakfast

– Traditional “natte “at noon)

– drinking water

– road permit (ordre de mission)

-stamp immigration office

NOT included:

Visas

Fly to Chad (a/r)

Assurance

Restaurant

Bottled drinks