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Gerewol Festival 10, Days

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN NIAMEY – Thursday, September 19, 2019

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ARRIVE Niamey; meet assist and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Grand Hotel

Day 2: NIAMEY/KONNI – Friday, September 20, 2019

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After breakfast drive to Birmin Konni and Tahoua with visits and stops to for spectacular photo opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Konni Hotel 

 

Day 3: KONNI/TAHOUA/ABALAK/GEREWOL – Saturday, September 21, 2019

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After breakfast; drive to Abalak to attend the Gerewol. 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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Tuareg Tents Campement Bororo

 

Day 4: GEREWOL FESTIVAL – Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Attend the Gerewol festival.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Tuareg Tents Campement Bororo

 

Day 5: GEREWOL FESTIVAL – Monday, September 23, 2019

The Gerewol Festival continues.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight at Tuareg Tents Campement Bororo

 

Day 6 -7: ABALAK/AGADEZ – Tuesday-Wednesday, September 24-25, 2019

 

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Today, drive to visit the ancient city of Agadez. Tour includes:

  • The Sultan’s Palace- a three story mudbrick structure also known as the House of Yusuf.
  • The Ancient City
  • The famous Agadez Mosque which was built in 1515 completely out of mud and clay
  • A local animal market, where livestock are bought and traded.
  • Visit village artisans, with a chance to purchase wares.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight at L’Auberge

 

Day 8: AGADEZ / TAWACHIT / TIGUIDIT/AGADEZ – Thursday, September 26, 2019

Visit of the Tuareg village Azel and its palm farm. A decompression and total change of scenery in the middle of the gardens and meeting with Tuareg families very friendly. Return around noon to Agadez, meal and relax. Late afternoon, visit the cattle market and craft center.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at L’Auberge

 

Day 9: AGADEZ/KONNI – Friday, September 27, 2019

After breakfast go on a tour of Konni, an important market town and historic centre which was once part of the small pre-colonial Hausa state.

Evening is at leisure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight at Konni Hotel

 

Day 10: KONNI/NIAMEY – DEPART – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Morning drive to visit the Giraffes before continuing to Niamey, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

2019 Tour Dates

  • September 19 – 28

2020 Tour Dates

  • September 2020

TOUR INCLUDES

• Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

• Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

• Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

• Transportation in private vehicle

• Experienced tour guide

• Admission to  listed sites and events

• Meals indicated

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Cost of visa

• Meals not listed

• Travel Insurance

• Gratuity to driver and guide