May 24 - June 1, 2024
English, Francais, Wolof
Join the Travel Africa Movement for a 9 day/8 night celebration of African art and excellence in Senegal. Your time will begin in Dakar, Senegal’s capital and largest city. You’ll visit the African Renaissance Monument, Goree Island and the House of Slaves, the Village des Arts, the Museum of Black Civilizations, and the vibrant markets for which Dakar is known. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase African textiles, art, and other goods, and even have custom clothing made. You’ll also have the chance to see Senegal’s contemporary art scene during the biennial Dak’Art exhibition. Outside of Dakar, you’ll visit a local village and Lake Retba, more popularly known as the Pink Lake. You’ll visit the salt mining operations on the surrounding salt dunes and have to chance to ride ATVS through the dunes or swim in the lake. Next, we’ll move on to the Petite Coast, the Senegalese beach mecca popular with locals and tourists alike. We’ll visit several of the coastal towns where you’ll have a drumming class and city tours. Your trip will end with a Farewell dinner party, complete with a traditional Senegalese meal, sabar drummers and griot, and a beachfront veneration and prayer, where we’ll pay homage to the ancestors as you prepare for your return home. Come join us for an amazing time in Senegal.
US citizens don't need tourist visas for travel to Senegal for visits less than 90 days. If you are not a US citizen, check the visa requirements for your country.
The Yellow Fever (YF) vaccine is recommended for most travelers. However, the YF vaccine is required for visitors ≥9 months old arriving from countries with risk for YF virus transmission; this includes airport transits or layovers in countries with risk for YF virus transmission. If you require the YF vaccine, you must present a Yellow Card as proof of vaccination upon arrival. Visit the CDC website for the most current information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/senegal
The Arrival/Departure airport is Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS), located in Diass, about 27 miles from downtown Dakar. The ride is approximately 1 hour by car.
Airfare is not included in the tour price and must be purchased separately by attendees. Round trip flights typically cost $750 to $1,200.
Delta/Air France, Air Senegal, Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal, and United/Brussels Airlines seem to have the best routes for this itinerary.
The Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak'Art, is a contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years. It's held at sites around Dakar and features music and visual arts of artists from across Africa and its diaspora.
This trip is $2,400 per person for double occupancy and $2,750 for single occupancy. Single occupancy spots are limited.
Yes, hotel and/or villa accommodations for 8 nights are included. All lodging will be well rated for service and quality.
Yes, airport transfers to/from the hotel or villa are included in the package price. If other attendees are arriving in close time, you will likely be transported together. Air conditioned transportation to all activities on the Itinerary is also included.
Daily breakfast is included. Food will also be provided at the Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner Party and several lunches. Other meals are at your expense.
Alcoholic beverages are only included for specific activities. Champagne, beer and wine will be included during the Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner Party. Other alcoholic drinks are at your expense.
We will spend 9 days in Dakar and its surrounds. In Daker, we will visit city landmarks, museums, monuments, historical sites, and markets and we'll experience African art and culture at the Dak'art Festival. Next we'll move on to the Pink Lake and the Petite Coast where we'll visit a Fulani visit and see salt mine operations. Guests will have the chance to swim or cruise on the lake. We'll also enjoy some beach time and water sports. All entrance and activity fees are included for all excursions on the Itinerary.
Yes, although we have daily guided tours and activities, most evenings and several half-days will be free for you to relax or explore on your own
We suggest that you arrive by 2:00 pm on May 24, 2024 in order to get checked in to the hotel and refreshed before our Welcome Dinner that evening
Your tour will officially end following breakfast on Saturday June 1, 2024. You should schedule your flight to depart anytime after 11:00 am.
While we make every effort to match solo attendees seeking roommates, we cannot promise to find one for you. In the event that no roommate is available, you will be required to pay the single occupancy rate.
Full or partial payment can be made to hold a spot on this trip. If making a partial payment, a non-refundable deposit of $250 USD is required. The deposit is applied towards the total balance due.
Yes, a monthly payment plan is available. Payments are due on the 15th day of each month and all payments must be complete by the final payment deadline of March 1, 2024. All payment plans include a $50 administrative fee.
The trip is non-refundable, but it is transferable. You are permitted to resell your slot to another participant, but Travel Africa Movement is unable to offer a refund. See our Terms and Conditions for more detail.