Cultural Travel

SENEGAL & THE GAMBIA

December 29, 2018 – January 10, 2019


Experience West Africa (Senegal & The Gambia) by touring the Motherland with Da'African Village, a 501(c)(3) organization, Africa Love and GoUrbanVegas.com! In this 12-day spectacular tour of Africa, we will visit places such as Dakar, the capital and largest city in Senegal, Gorée Island, the once departure point for millions of African slaves bound for the Americas, the unusual Pink Lake, that has a salt content comparable to the Dead Sea, the Roots village of Kunta Kinte and so much more! 


This affordable, all-inclusive trip will be educational, eye-opening, awe-inspiring and offer complete immersion in West African culture. There will also be plenty of moments for personal exploration, leisure and R&R.


TRIP SUMMARY

BASE COST: $4,399/person (if paying by credit card) | $4,199/person (if paying by cash or check) 
DEPOSIT COST & DUE DATE: $500 due June 30th 
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM: $754/person (additional) 
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: November 27, 2018 
DEPARTURE DATE: December 29, 2018 
RETURN DATE: January 10, 2019

NOTE// If you pay via credit card, the $200 discount will not be available. Seats are limited as the price is based on a maximum of 20 people. Standard hotel rooms are double occupancy (for 2 adults). 


PRICING INCLUDES

  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles 
  • All visits and entrance fees to game parks
  • Assistance of an English-speaking tour guide 
  • Meals as listed B, L, D (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 
  • Complimentary airport assistance

  • All airport transfers 
  • 4 and 5-star hotels 
  • Extensive pre-tour information 
  • Comprehensive documents and itinerary
  • Transportation in an A/C motor coach

TRAVEL ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

DAY 1

Saturday, December 29 

LOS ANGELES, CA TO PARIS, FRANCE

DAY 2

Sunday, December 30

NEW YORK, NY TO DAKAR, SENEGAL 

We arrive in Dakar at 11:05 a.m. and are transported to our 5-star hotel. After lunch and some rest, we will tour Dakar and visit historical and cultural sites including the palace grounds, home of Senegal’s president.


Welcoming dinner.


Hotel/Meals: Novotel Dakar [L/D]

DAY 3

Monday, December 31

DAKAR TO PINK LAKE & NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER 

DAY: This excursion will take us to the mysterious rose-colored body of water, the Pink Lake. Experience floating in the lake while reading a newspaper. Enjoy a breathtaking adventurous rideto the Atlantic Ocean over sand dunes in a 4x4. Visit a Fulani village and experience the everyday life of the people. Savor a typical Senegalese lunch with entertainment. 


NIGHT: Special New Year’s Eve dinner with entertainment. Dakar by night.


Hotel/Meals: Novotel Dakar [B/L/D]

DAY 4

Tuesday, January 01

PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO GORÉE ISLAND 

Happy New Year! After breakfast, we’ll travel by ferry to Gorée Island, which was once a departure point for millions of Africans bound for the Americas. We’ll visit the house where slaves were jailed until departure and then have lunch by the sea on the island. After lunch we’ll take the ferry back to Dakar and visit a sand painting gallery.


Hotel/Meals: Novotel Dakar [B/L]

DAY 5

Wednesday, January 02

DAKAR TO THE GAMBIA 

After breakfast we’ll drive to The Gambia (about a 6-hour drive). Cross the border and visa.


Hotel/Meals: Kairaba Beach Hotel [B/D]

DAY 6

Thursday, January 03 

BANJUL CITY TOUR 

Enjoy a full-day tour of Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia, including visits to Mama Tie Dye factory and a crocodile pool.


Hotel/Meals: Kairaba Beach Hotel [B/L/D]

DAY 7

Friday, January 04 

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND AND THE TOWN OF JUFUREH 

Morning departure by boat to the Roots village of Kunta Kinteh and to the town of Jufureh. Lunch on the boat, full-day visits and pilgrimage.


Hotel/Meals: Kairaba Beach Hotel [B/L/D]

DAY 8

Saturday, January 05  

THE GAMBIA 

Enjoy a leisurely day of relaxing at the beach and personal exploration.


Hotel/Meals: Kairaba Beach Hotel [B/D]

DAY 9

Sunday, January 06

THE GAMBIA TO SALY RESORTS 

Morning departure after breakfast; drive to Saly Resorts in Senegal. Check-in to our hotel. Enjoythe rest of the day at leisure.


Hotel/Meals: Novotel Dakar [B/L/D]

DAY 10

Monday, January 07 

SALY RESORTS 

Enjoy a leisurely morning and an optional afternoon tour to Joal-Fadiouth, the birthplace of President Senghor. We’ll also tour a village and learn drumming and dancing. Enjoy the arrival of fishermen.


Hotel/Meals: Teranga Hotel [B/D]

DAY 11

Tuesday, January 08  

SALY BANDIA RESERVE & NAMING CEREMONY 

DAY: Optional tour of the Bandia Game Reserve. Drive through the reserve and marvel at the animals up close. You will see rhinoceros, giraffe, crocodiles and buffalo, just to name but a few. 


NIGHT: We will attend a Naming Ceremony, where you will receive an African name that best describes and suits your personality. 


Hotel/Meals: Teranga Hotel [B/D]

DAY 12

Wednesday, January 09 

SALY/DAKAR AIRPORT 

Enjoy a leisurely day of relaxing, horse riding and personal explorations. Late check out for departure back to the U.S.


Hotel/Meals: Teranga Hotel [B]

Thursday, January 10 

LEAVE FROM DAKAR AIRPORT BACK TO THE STATES (2:15 AM)

Itinerary is subject to change.