Cure Salée Festival Package - 7 Days - Your Own Private Group - September

From USD $3,599.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Niamey
  • Product code: curesalee
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The Cure Salée, French for Salt Cure - or also known as the Festival of the Nomads is a celebration marking the end of the rainy season in Niger. The festivities are held for 3 days in the town of Ingall, in northern Niger. 


The festival is an annual gathering of the Tureg and Wodaabe people. The groups are known for their grand celebrations, elaborate attire, and nomadic lifestyles.  This spectacular show, the Cure Salee, is held over three days and draws a crowd of thousands from neighboring countries including Nigeria, Benin, and Libya. 

As they bring in the dry season, new friendships are made and marriages are held as cultural traditions are displayed and proudly demonstrated. Although the festival is one of the most popular and unique in Africa, it is a very well hidden gem from the rest of the world. Experiencing the Cure Salee is likely to be the most unique experiences you'll encounter and definitely one you'll never forget!

Itinerary:

Day 1 - September 14: Upon arrival in Niamey, you'll be picked up by one of our great guides and transferred to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Grand Hotel 

Day 2 - September 15: Today you'll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Agadez. Once we land in Agadez, you'll be transferred via a private car with your guide to Ingall. 

Accommodation: Camping in tents.

Day 3 - September 16: Full day of the Cure Salee - get your cameras ready and keep your minds open!

Day 4 - September 17: This morning we will make our way back to Agadez where we will stay overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Paix

Day 5 - September 18: Today will include a full day of touring the city of Agadez. Agadez is one of the largest cities in Niger. Highlights include the towns famous mudbrick architecture, the Agadez Mosque, Sultan Palace, and much more. You'll be transferred by a private car today with a very knowledgeable English speaking guide. 

Day 6 - September 19: Today, you'll have a rare opportunity to visit the Touareg village of Azel. We will explore the town's gardens and enjoy the beauty of the Palm Trees that are said to shade the village. 

Day 7 - September 20: This morning you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Niamey. Once we arrive back in the capital, we can enjoy a tour of this historic city before catching your flight home. 

End of tour.

Included:

- All accommodation mentioned in Itinerary

 - Private transport

- English speaking guide

- Security

- Domestic flights as mentioned in itinerary

Excluded:

- Travel Insurance

- All personal item costs