SENEGAL, June 19 – 26, 2024
Senegal is often referred to as “The Land of Teranga” because of its reputation for hospitality and warmth towards visitors. “Teranga” is a Wolof word that embodies the country’s welcoming spirit.
Soul Sync invites you to experience the vibrant heartbeat of Senegal with our action-packed immersive and cultural itinerary! From traditional city tours in Senegalese buses and visits to iconic landmarks like the African Renaissance Monument and the Museum of Black Civilisation to exploring artisan markets, indulging in memorable dinners at some of Dakars best restaurants, including a delightful local Senegalese home-cooked feast. Get creative with a pottery class, enjoy a serene piroque ride on the Pink Lake, embark on thrilling ATV tours, and embrace the dunes of the Atlantic on a bus ride. Explore Ngor Island, witness the beauty of the Pink Lake, and camel rides and walks on the dunes. Discover the poignant history of Goree Island, sail on a private yacht, and dive into exciting water sports like jet skiing and underwater scooters. Encounter majestic lions at the Lion Park and dance the night away at our private beach party with traditional performers on Ngor Island. And capture all these unforgettable moments with a professional photographer on the trip.
Welcome to Senegal- A French- speaking country in western Africa located at the westernmost point of the continent and is served by multiple air and maritime travel routes. This African country is often known as the “Gateway to Africa.” The capital, Dakar, is a vibrant city famous for its lively markets and rich musical culture. Elsewhere, Senegal boasts beautiful colonial architecture, secluded
beaches blessed with world-famous surf breaks, and remote riverine deltas teeming with wildlife.
Day 1: WELCOME TO TO SENEGAL
Arrive at Blaise Diagne International Airport, Meet and Greet by a representative from Soul Sync, Transfer to your hotel for check-in, relaxation, and sundowners at sunset activities. Later, enjoy a Welcome dinner where you can interact and meet the rest of your travel friends.
Day 2: DAKAR CITY
Today, we will explore the vibrant city of Dakar through a guided tour aboard a traditional “Car Rapide” bus, a colourful and iconic mode of transportation that represents the local culture and spirit of the city. Adding a touch of local flavour to our journey, Here what we have planned: Visit the iconic African Renaissance monument, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the continent, Experience a lively and vibrant artisan market and a wide array of local products and souvenirs. Get ready to shop for unique handicrafts, traditional artworks, exquisite fabrics, and other authentic treasures that showcase the local craftsmanship and culture.After lunch, We will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Black Civilisations, a treasure trove of African history and art.
Day 3: LETS GET CRAFTY
Enjoy a free morning to relax, explore the hotel’s amenities and indulge in some personal leisure activities of your choice.
In the afternoon, we will participate in a local pottery class, where we can unleash our creativity and learn the art of crafting beautiful pottery pieces. Guided by skilled artisans.
After the pottery class, we will have the pleasure of savouring a delectable dinner at a Senegalese home. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste authentic traditional food prepared by our gracious hosts.
Day 4: ADVENTURES AT LAKE RETBA
Today, we have an exciting adventure in store as we visit the enchanting Lake Retba, also known as the ‘Pink Lake.’ Here’s what awaits us:
Get ready for a day filled with excitement, natural beauty, and unforgettable experiences as we embark on heart-pumping dune bashing, traditional charm of a camel ride and ATV rides, a Pirogue boat ride, swimming, lunch with ocean views, and a bus ride along the salty dunes. Lake Retba is waiting to offer you a thrilling and memorable adventure.
Day 5: GOREE ISLAND EXPLORATION AND CRUISING
Prepare for a day filled with historical discovery and thrilling water sports as we explore Gorée Island, learn about its role in the slave trade, and enjoy a private boat cruise paired with exciting water sports. Gorée Island, a small and car-free island off the coast of Dakar, holds UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This famous island played a crucial role in the transatlantic slave trade, with 15 to 20 slaves being shipped to the Americas. It stands as a poignant reminder of this dark chapter in history. Our visit to Gorée Island with a private guide will include a journey to the Slave’s House, where we will uncover the stories of enslaved individuals and witness the symbolic “Door of No Return.” This door represents the final departure of slaves from Africa, marking their heartbreaking separation from their motherland. Through this experience, we will gain deep insights into Senegal’s history, exploring themes of slavery, colonisation, and more, which have shaped the country’s past.
Following our visit, we will embark on an exciting private boat cruise, offering stunning views of the coastline and the azure waters surrounding Gorée Island. Indulge in a range of thrilling water sports, such as jet skiing, underwater scooters, and other exciting activities, immersing ourselves in the refreshing waters and creating lasting memories of adventure.
Day 6: UP CLOSE WITH THE LIONS
Today, we set off on an exhilarating adventure at a Lion’s reserve, where we will have a thrilling encounter with the majestic lions of the Ranch. Buckle up and get ready for an extraordinary experience as we embark on a safari in a closed 4×4 vehicle. Be awe-struck by the sight of the lions gracefully roaming their territory. It’s a truly sensational experience as these magnificent creatures circle around us, occasionally climbing on the roof or hood of the car. A unique opportunity to witness their power and grace up close, while being safely protected in the confines of our vehicle.
Day 7: EXPLORE THE ARTISTIC HAVEN OF NGOR ISLAND
Discover the vibrant spirit of Ngor Island, a haven of art, relaxation, and cultural immersion. After a guided walk in the island, Spend the day soaking up the sun and engaging in optional water sports like kayaking and paddle-boarding. As the sun sets, we will participate in a dinner and traditional dance session on the beach. Our farewell dinner will be a barbecue on the beach savouring the flavours of Senegal’s culinary delights on our last night in this beautiful country.
- 7 nights Accommodation in a 5 star property in Dakar on double occupancy (email us for a single room fee)
- Airport Pick up and Drop off’s
- All ground trips and transfers within the itinerary
- City Tour in Traditional Senegalese bus
- African Renaissance monument tour
- Museum of black civilisation visit
- Artisan market visit
- Daily breakfast and 3 dinners : Welcome dinner, farewell dinner and dinner in Local Senegalese home
- Pottery Class
- Piroque Ride on the pink lake
- Bus Ride in the dunes of the Atlantic
- Ngor Island Visit
- Pink Lake Visit
- ATV tours
- Camel ride and walk on the dunes
- Goree Island visit including the house of slaves
- Private yacht cruise
- Water sports including jet ski and underwater scooters
- Lion encounter in lion Park
- Private beach party with traditional dancers in Ngor Island
- Photoshoots with professional photographer
- Travel information pack to help you prepare
- Networking opportunity with other like minded travellers
- Local restaurant, shopping and nightlife recommendations
- Welcome gift pack
- Visa assistance (where needed)
- Full time Soul Sync Host
- And so much more !
- International Flights
- Meals unless mentioned
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fees
- Services in the hotels not listed in itinerary
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If joining this group trip is not feasible for you, we are delighted to plan a similar experience tailored to your individual or group needs. Please fill our private group trip request HERE
TRIP TOTAL $2850
Secure your spot with a $350 deposit, The rest is payable in flexible instalments to be completed at least 40 days to the trip. Please fill the booking form below and we will revert to you with payment details and plan a comfortable payment schedule that works for you.