This October, embark on an adventure to experience Chad’s unique Gerewol Festival and more Central African hidden gems with the best possible travel family.

The Gerewol Festival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot miss. While visiting hidden gems like the mud houses in Gaoui, pygmy villages in CAR, and some the best and most diverse landscapes in Central Africa, this Expedition promises an unforgettable journey for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure filled with cultural immersion!

Do not wait to join us on this unique Expedition!

ADD-ON: We will offer a pre-add-on for visiting Niger before the Chad Expedition. We’ll email you after booking with further information about visiting Niger. This will be the perfect opportunity for visiting Central African countries.


Day 1: Arrival in N’djamena (Chad) – Gaoui

  • We will start in the afternoon travelling to Gaoui, which was once the capital of the Sao civilization. Here, we will visit the former palace of the Sultan of Gaoui and explore one of the finest examples of mud-built architecture.

Day 2: N’djamena Gerewol site (Dourbali area)

  • On this day, we will drive across the Sahel to the Dourbali region, where the Gerewol festival is celebrated by the Wodaabe people. We will witness the Wodaabe preparing for their celebrations. As night falls, the community will gather for a long night of singing, dancing, and courtship rituals. We’ll camp here overnight.

Day 3: Gerewol

  • Today, the Gerewol festivities will continue, and we will spend the day immersing ourselves in the festival  – a celebration which has barely changed for centuries. There will also be plenty of time to meet local people.

Day 4: Gerewol –  N’djamena and city tour

  • After breakfast, we will spend our final morning with the Wodaabe people. Then, we will return to N’Djamena for a city tour.

Day 5: Douguia – Elephant rock

  • We will visit the charming village of Douguia. Sitting along the Chari River, this traditional fishing village is dotted with beige mud houses that form narrow alleys. Douguia offers an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of Chadian villagers, yet with a greater extent of comfort and modern amenities. We’ll also visit the nearby awe-inspiring Elephant Rock, known locally as Hadjer Lamis.

Day 6: Fly to Bangui (Central Africa Reublic)

  • Today we fly to Bangui and will be transferred to the hotel. Later in the evening, embark on a tour of Bangui, exploring the capital city of the Central African Republic.

Day 7: Boali Waterfalls

  • After breakfast, set off for Boali Falls. Explore Boali town and interacting with the local community, before returning to Bangui for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Bangui City Tour and Fly out

  • On the last day, we’ll explore Bangui in the morning and finally marking the conclusion of our Expedition.


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Shared Rooms in available Hotels. Overnight in camps during Gerewol festival.


Private vehicles, fuel and drivers


Breakfast included and lunch and dinners when it is not possible to have options available.


All entrance fees and activities mentioned.
October 6th – 13th 2024

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You must have a visa to visit Chad and Central African Repbublic. Apply for your visa at your nearest Embassy or Consulate. · Some of the Chad Embassies are located in: Europe: Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany)/ America: Ottawa (Canada), Washington D.C. (US)/ Asia: Doha (Qatar), Abu Dhabi, Dubai (UAE), New Delhi (India)/ Africa: Cairo (Egypt), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Rabat (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal). · Some of the Central African Republic Embassies are located in: Europe: Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France)/ America: Washington D.C. (US)/ Asia: Doha (Qatar), Kuwait/ Africa: Cairo (Egypt), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Rabat (Morocco)
Wander Expedition does not handle flight bookings on your behalf and is not ultimately responsible for your flight connection. However, we can provide guidance and support as you research the best options for your journey. Our Expedition will commence in N’Djamena (Capital of Chad). It is advisable to arrive via the Ethiopian Airlines connection. The expedition will conclude in Bangui (Central African Republic).
We will always be accompanied by an expert local crew, ensuring that we can interact with locals, enjoy the nature and have the best possible experience.
This Expedition is designed for everyone seeking a fun time, an exploration of off-the-beaten-path destinations, the opportunity to make new travel friends, and create unforgettable travel stories.


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