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Gerewol Chad

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

Geerewol
Woodabe

GEREWOL 2019

From September 5th to 14th, there will be the Gerewol festival (Wodaabe people). A 9-day program that is very interesting for photographers.

PROGRAM

DAY 1 arrival in N’djamena

D 2-NDJAMENA – DOURBALI

Departure toDourbali 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

D 3-GEREWOL

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

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

Gerewol dance

D 7 – GEREWOL area  -DOURBALI

Leave Gerewol area to Dourbali

D 8-DOURBALI – NDJAMENA

Come back in N’djamena -Hotel

D 9 Flight

NOTE:

IT IS INCLUDED:

– 2 night Hotel

-Invitation letter

– 4×4 vehicles equipped with driver

– Tents

– kitchen and bivouac equipment

– meals and breakfasts at the bivouac

– mission order

-immigration office cachet

-sites Visiting rights

-mineral water

IS NOT INCLUDED:

visa and flight

– travel insurance

-Restaurants

– other drinks other than mineral water

-sleeping bag