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Enjoy Senegal and Gambia (10 days)

DMC Africa tour

Included
·  - Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

·  - Round trip airport/hotel transfers

·  - Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

·  - Transportation in private vehicle

·  - Experienced tour guide

·  - Admission to listed sites and events

·  - Meals indicated by Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DMC Africa tour

DMC Africa tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Gambia   Senegal  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No

Day 1: Arrive In Dakar.
Arrival at Dakar airport and transfer to our hotel

Day 2: Dakar - Goree Island - Dakar.
Visit of the various Markets of the capital city of Senegal: Kermel, Sandaga, and the handicraft market of Soumbedioune, you will also go through Tilen market famous for its medicinal herbs and its traditional healers Visit of the Great Mosque, stop at the president’s palace and the parliament house. Going to Cheick Anta Diop University you will visit the picturesque district of Medina and the residential district of Fann.  Just  twenty minutes from Dakar Port, the ferryboat will arrive at Goree.  Goree Island carries the heavy burden of 300 years slave trading in West Africa. The island ranks today among the classified monuments of the World Patrimony. You will visit the Slave-House and will listen to a lecture delivered by the curator.  Visit of the auction block, the ethnographic Museum, the fort and interact with the inhabitants.
Overnight at Djollof hotel Dakar.

Day 3: Dakar - Pink Lake-Saint Louis  
Breakfast and drive to Saint Louis; have lunch en route heading for Dakar by the way visit of the Pink Lake see the fishers, continuation to Saint Louis. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and stay overnight in your hotel du Cap. Includes: (B).

Day4: Saint Louis- Kaolack. Breakfast. City tour of Saint Louis visiting all points of interest. In the afternoon visit the traditional fishing village of Guet Ndar and in the afternoon Excursion to the Djoudj Park national bird sanctuary, one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites and one of the richest in birds in the world. Enjoy a pirogue ride to view the many species of cormorants, pelicans, ducks, flamingos, various songbirds and more. You may also see crocodiles, boas and wild boars and departure after Lunch to Kaolack, arrival and overnight at your hotel.

Day5: Kaolack - Banjul.
After breakfast, depart to Banjul. Cross from Senegal to The Gambia while sitting in the car for the 20 minutes cruise on the barge. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Overnight at Atlantic Hotel or similar.


Day6: Banjul.
Breakfast and  today’s we will visit the Arch 22 in Banjul, which was built to commemorate the Second Republic. The Arch, situated at the entrance to the city, houses a Museum and restaurant. Continue to the National Museum which highlights the history of the Gambia. En route, stop by the main Mosque and have a short visit at a primary school. Take a short drive through the city to see the sites. Then, visit Albert Market, where amidst much hustle and bustle you may purchase anything from live chickens and vegetables to herbs and other potions. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Overnight at Atlantic Hotel or similar.


Day7: Banjul - Juffureh - Banjul.
The small Gambian village of Juffure (aka spelt Juffureh) became famous in the 1970s following the television release of the bestselling book, "Roots", written by the African-American author Alex Haley, a descendant of Kunta Kinte. The series told the story of Kunta Kinte's capture in Juffure by slave traders and his subsequent enslavement in America round 200 years ago.

According to local oral history the founder of Juffure was a man by the name of Samba Taal. When he migrated to The Gambia to settle down in the early part of the 1500s he found the Portuguese were already there. After 1661 the local economy of Juffure was closely linked to those of James Island. Due to the good relations between the colonialists and the local Mandingos the Niumi 'king' gave the British, under Major Robert Holmes, permission to dig a water well, create gardens and a trading post at 'Gilliflee', 'Jithrey' or 'Jillifrey'. The Royal African Company's employees and slaves lived there on a continuous basis and it was used as a back-up whenever the nearby fort was rendered uninhabitable, then visit of James Island (which is the colonial period ruins of a slavery station) and the 'Portuguese chapel' of San Domingo which later came to be known as Sandi Munko Joyo. Nearby there are also the old ruins of Maurel Freres and the CFAO trading post, return to Banjul for your overnight


Day8: Banjul - Saly Beach.
After breakfast, drive to Saly Beach; enjoy “canoe cruising” and interact with local people hospitality which enables you to share their daily life of fishing, canoe excursions, and meals grilled over open fire. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Overnight at Bougainvilleas or similar.

Day9: Saly Beach – Joal - Fadiouth - Dakar.
After breakfast, visit Joal, the birthplace of Senegal’s first President, Leopold Sedar Senghor and its picturesque twin, Fadiouth, a village covered with oyster and clam shells. Observe the granaries built on stilts which house the food supplies. Return to Dakar for overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast,Overnight at Hotel Djollof Dakar or similar.

Day10: Departure.
Breakfast and free day, do your last shopping and departure at the aiport by night
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