Day 1: Guided tour in Dakar - local markets, Senegalese wrestling, night Dakar, Hotel Cafe De Rome
Day 3: Pink Lake and Fula villages, night Saint- Louis
Touba, the site of the Grand Magal Pilgrimage is considered the second biggest pilgrimage after Mecca. The religious feast gathers the followers of the mourid brotherhood, consisting of 1/5 of Senegalese Muslims. Mourids are well-known and popular because of their peaceful and hospitable attitude. Guided tour in Touba sacred city on foot around the Big Mosque. With its sandy ambiance, and horse-ride taxis, Touba takes us back to the past. If we are lucky, we will meet Baye Fall monks. They live a puritan lifestyle, wear dreadlocks and magical amulets in their neck and around their body. We will visit the Mosque of Touba, the Library, other sacred sites and the cemetery. Night Saly, Framissima Palm Beach Hotel ****
Day 7: Safari in Bandia Game Reserve, night Saly
Djembe drum and afro dance workshops on the first day, with an extraordinary Ballet Camara show during the night. Sabar drum and mbalax dance course on the second day. A feast with drum jamming and dancing around the fire that is called TANDINER on second night. Best djembe masters and dancers from Ballet Camara, two times dance competition winner Abdoul Camara and some artists from National Theatre Ballet SORANO will come to teach us! Night Saly, Hotel Framissima Palm Beach ****
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Beach time, water sports, and back to Europe in the night.
Number of participants
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Everyone should visit this wonderful country. Great moments, beautiful landscapes, the Ocean and delicious meals wait the visitors in Senegal. We can get to know the capital, the coast, local families with professional guiding. I can only suggest Senegal as a travel destination, so I urge you to travel to Senegal. Teranga Senegal! -
In Senegal, I have passed one of the best 11 days of my entire life. I have experienced a very different, but very human world. I think there are only a few such 'intensive' worlds and cultures on he Earth. I thank you to help me to experience this feeling. -
It was one of the most influential travels of my life where I have not only got the chance to know a different culture better, but learnt a lot about myself. -
We arrived at a crowded suburb of Dakar, Ngediawaye. We parked the minibus and continued on foot. We entered the market and walked for 10 minutes to get to the textiles department. The market was crowded, and we followed our local guide who took us to tiny streets where we could see and photograph freely the everyday moments of Senegalese people. I could understand a lot about everyday life, Senegalese foods and drinks during an hour. This was an excellent program. The other participants were not aware how lucky we were with this possibility. Other African tour operators would drive you through the main street of the market with carefully closed doors and windows in the best scenario. I could have never imagined that I can so easily and freely walk into an African market where there are so many things to discover. -
I loved Africa during my previous travels, but during this travel, I started to admire it! I have gaines wonderful experiences and lot's of cultural knowledge! Thank you! -
I loved the idea of sewing a traditional cloth in Senegal. It was a unique and funny experience. I confess that I wear my African boubou sometimes at home. I love it because it is so comfortable -