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 country for a massive celebration consisting of feasts, camel races, markets, and beaut.

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Activity
  1. 1

    Day 1: ARRIVAL IN NIAMEY

    Niamey_night

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

  2. 2

    Day 2: NIAMEY/KONNI

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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 

  3. 3

    Day 3: NIAMEY/TAHOUA/ABALAK/GEREWOL

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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

  4. 4

    Day 4: GEREWOL FESTIVAL

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    Attend the Gerewol festival.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight at Tuareg Tents Campement Bororo

  5. 5

    Day 5: GEREWOL FESTIVAL

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

  6. 6

    Day 6: ABALAK/AGADEZ

    Mosque Aagadez

    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

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    Day 7: AGADEZ/KONNI

    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

  8. 8

    Day 8: KONNI/NIAMEY – DEPART

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to  listed sites
  • Meals indicated
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