Senegal - Gateway To Africa


African Renaissance Monument - From Above by Jeff Attaway is licensed under CC BY

Day 1 - DAKAR - Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day to recover from your trans-Atlantic flight.

Day 2 - DAKAR - After breakfast you’ll visit the Place de Independence, the President’s Palace, the Grande Mosque, with stops at the colorful Kermel market, the Soumbedioune arts and crafts market and the Ifan Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant serving Senegalese fare.

Day 3 - GOREE - After breakfast take a ferryboat to Goree Island. A former slave holding fort, Goree played an important role in the history of the Americas. You wander the streets, visit the museum, and inspect the Slave House, auction block and dungeons as our guide relates the history of the Island. Lunch at a seaside restuarant (B/L)

Day 4 - DAKAR - Explore the night life of Dakar

Day 5 - PINK LAKE CAYAR - After breakfast, drive on a scenic route from Dakar to the mysterious Pink Lake; an incredible rose-colored body of water surrounded by sands and dunes. Stop for lunch and head for Cayar, a fishing village along the Atlantic coastline. Observe the fishermen bring in their afternoon haul in their painted pirogues. Donkey drawn buggies are the form of transportation in this quaint fishing village. Overnight Cayar

Day 6 - SALOUM ISLANDS - After breakfast, departure for Saloum Island. Enjoy a cruise In a dugout canoe Lunch. Return to Dakar B/L Late afternoon return to Dakar

Day 7 - DAKAR/NEW YORK - At leisure to explore on your own.

Day 8 - Departure home or extend your stay.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

  • PRICE: Starting at $1750
  • Incentive Tours: Saly Beach Resort, Winter Months Soccer Camps – 7 days
  • VISA REQUIREMENTS
  • HEALTH: Yellow Fever Vaccination