Gerewol Festival

Niger (Niamey, Birmin Konni, Tahoua, Abalak, Gerewol Festival, Agadez)

Attend the annual Gerewol Festival in Niger, one of the largest in the region. Every September, nomadic clans from around the area congregate in the center of the country for a massive celebration consisting of feasts, camel races, markets, and beauty contests.

Guerewool

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Activity
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Niamey

    Meet assist and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight at Grand Hotel

  2. Day 2: Flight: Niamey – Agadez (2 or 3 hours)

    The domestic flight to Agadez has imprecise schedules, either you go directly to Agadez or you go through Zinder. So, your arrival in Agadez does not have precise times. Nevertheless, the evening in Agadez will be devoted to the visit of the city partly by the great mosque, the imposing minaret of the city.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Overnight at Konni Hotel

  3. Day 3 & 4: Gerewol Festival

    Assist the Gerewol festival. After breakfast, we drive to the festival site of Gerewol between Abalak and Agadez. The Gerewol Festival is an annual courtship ritual competition among the Wodaabe Fula people. Young men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of marriageable young women. You will spend one night on the site under tent. Day 5 return to Agadez for the night in the evening to find his hotel room and shower.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight at Tents Campement Bororo/Hotel Agadez

  4. Day 5: Agadez

    Today, drive to visit the ancient city of Agadez. Tour includes: the camel market, the handy craft, the sultan’s Palace and the famous mosque of Agadez.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Agadez

  5. Day 6: Flight – Agadez to Niamey

    After breakfast, transfer for the return flight to Niamey. Test covid – Around 15h will be devoted to the excursion on the river Niger. return to the hotel for dinner.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel Niamey

  6. Day 7: Kouré – Niamey – Depart

    Morning drive to visit the Giraffes of kouré. Visit of Niamey in the afternoon between the museum and souvenir shopping. Last meal before transfer to the airport to take your night flight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced English-Speaking tour guides
  • Admission to sites of interest
  • Niamey-Agadez-Niamey
  • Meals listed
  • Gerewol Participation
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