Chad - 8 days
The Gerewol Festival
Prices from £1,999

Each year the semi-nomadic Wodaabe people gather for a week of incredible celebrations known as the Gerewol, a colourful festival that is one of Africa’s most spectacular. Few westerners are privileged to see this, but with our excellent local contacts we travel to a remote part of Chad on this tour to stay with these intensely traditional people, joining them as they congregate for feasting, racing, dancing and finding lovers. The Gerewol is renowned for the way in which young Wodaabe men decorate themselves, donning make up and jewellery and ‘displaying’ to young women in search of a partner. We immerse ourselves in a culture that lives very much outside of mainstream society, with traditions that stretch back centuries – this is a unique opportunity to meet the Wodaabe for a celebration of their culture that will simply take your breath away. Africa is known for its festivals, but few – if any – can rival the Gerewol.