Nice to see more posts coming up for this country so neglected on the forum. Indeed, N'Djamena despite its other challenges, does have pretty decent mongering opportunities. The scene is fairly simple, and explained in detail in the few posts already penned here. One thing I have not sussed is the openness of hotels (Meridian, Novotel, etc.) to having girls over. My feeling is that it is likely acceptable, but if anyone has insights, let the readers know.
Hooked up with several lovelies in the past week. One of whom I post a photo here. It is blurry, but that is to protect the guilty.
The below posts pretty much capture the situation in Tchad. The capital, N'Djamena has several night spots, including the Carnivore, Picalo, VIP and others, where lots of foreigners go. There are other local spots, but unless you are Tchadian, or have local friends, best to avoid them. I went to one with some locals, the girls were OK, but choice was limited so did not indulge.
In the clubs, you can get a girl (usually Cameroonian or from CAR as mentioned) for about 10, 000 to 15, 000 Franks ($20 to $30). She will usually want more if you are white, and if you don't speak French you might have trouble communicating. But stick to your guns and she will likely come down in price. Not sure I agree with sex on premises, but I am not saying you cannot either-just not been an obvious option for me.
Most of the girls work day jobs, and often if you see a cute girl in a restaurant you can ask for her number. If she agrees, you can negotiate just as if you were talking in one of the clubs. Be sure to be explicit on what you want and price to avoid confusion and conflict.
The Chinese massage parlours are proliferating, and the rates are as described in previous posts.
There are street walkers, but the cops are coming down on them, so they are few. A local friend who is a cop called a woman who brought around a couple of very pretty girls from the CAR. 10, 000 Franks and 5000 for the taxi. Then they went to the Carnivore afterwards. They will usually stay the night, but I was finished, so gave her spank on the rear and my blessing. About a 7, very active in the sack, and fun.
A new twist on the N'Djamena themes nicely reported below. I had a flying trip to NDJ with business colleagues. We wound uo for dinner at the favorite ex-pat resto in the city, Coté Jardin. It is not far from the main business drag and any cab driver will know it. Highly recommended by the way.
Anyway, as we were entering, I noticed across the street a banner hung over the gate "Club Thé, Bier, Massage 168", with a pinkish background that screamed "mongers, come on down". I was with associates and was stuck, but checked with the resto gate guard and he confirmed that it was a Chinese massage parlor.
I broke away next day and checked it out. Opens noonish; converted residential "villa", livingroom has a sad bar at one end; drinks are reasonable for this city. A 40-ish mms greated me, attractive. Four girls on duty, all Chinese, 25-30, rated at 6-8 looks. Natch, I drew the gal who was a 6.
If you speak Cantonese or Mandarin, you are fine. Their French is terrible, English no better. But the tariffs are draped, legit massage 50 minutes Francs CFA 15,000; massage plus HE is CFA 30, 000; FS is 50,000 [just over $100 at the current exchange rate of CFA 490 = US$ 1.00].
Massage was decent, a 6. FS was enthusiastic and the gal dedicated to her work. I was most pleased. Rooms were what you'd expect. A shower was available after and I availed myself. It is Africa and don't expect hot water but it did get the scented oil off.
Would return on my next visit. These folks should be encouraged!
I had not ever planned on going to Chad but then I found myself on short notice planning a trip to the capital N'Djamena, I thought that it would be a fascinating place to go. One of the first thing I did was to check the boards to assess the after work fun and low and behold there were no postings. Not that suprising as it is a hard place to get to but with the refugees in the East and the Oil in the South, I thought that there might be some good posts.
Chad is a fascinating place with over 200 different ethnic groups, several internal rebellions, cross border troubles with Sudan and a mixed Christian (35%) and Muslim (65%) population. It is a conservative society but in the capital alcohol is widely available and there is a small but active nightlife that caters to the 2000 or so French soldiers and the increasingly larger expatriate community. French is the predominant language with Arabic and to a lesser extent English also spoken.
If you find yourself going to Chad or N'Djamena and are looking for some fun, there is plenty around. Most of the girls come from Cameroon and are less conservative than their Chadian neighbors. Although I was unable to partake in the action, I was able to observe. There are a few high end hotels in the city - the Meridien and the Novotel are two of the best and you can find a few quite beautiful laides in the hotel bars in the evening. They are very easy to approach and do speak English and French. Although I did not inquire, I am assuming that they are high end and the prices are expensive as everything is expensive in N'Djamena.
I did not visit the nightclubs and think that there are only a few in all likelihood. If you are visiting for a short time, your first evening stop should be the Carnivore. It is an eclectic place with a mix half disco, singing and dancing and the other half more sedate with white table cloths and dinner. It is where these two meet in the middle that is interesting and you can quickly find an attractive lady to talk with. It is not over the top or in your face like it is in Nairobi. It is quite subtle but by 11pm most everyone who wants to be paired up is paired up for the night.
All in all it was an interesting place to visit and perhaps next time I will be able to indulge a little.
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