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Gerewol Festival 10 Days

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.

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

Mosque Aagadez

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.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch & 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

Tour Dates 2019

  • September 19 – 28

Tour Dates 2020

  • September 2020

TOUR PRICE 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

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
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