Roots: Senegal & The Gambia

Dakar, Senegal

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Green Book Travel, LLC.
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May 27 - Jun 4, 2023
Group size: 5 - 15
Roots: Senegal & The Gambia
Dakar, Senegal

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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$NaN
May 27 - Jun 4, 2023
Group size: 5 - 15

About this trip

We are connecting to our ROOTS! Green Book Travel offers Senegal and Gambia as a new addition to our cultural exploration series.  This overland trip explores two culturally dynamic and cosmopolitan countries merging cultural experience with important history and stunning landscapes. We are uncovering the rich culture, history, cuisine and artistic significance that reflects the colonial history and significance of African descendants. 


Our 9 day, 8 night experience is a trip of a lifetime! We invite you to discover West Africa with a pilgrimage to pay respects to the ancestors!


We look forward to hosting your journey!

Activities & Included Tours

- Welcome Event

- City Highlights 

- New museum of Black Civilization   

- African Renaissance monument 

- Nomadic tribes & traditional religions 

- Rights of Passage & Naming Ceremony

- Visit the Pink River Lac Rose

- UNESCO World Heritage site Goree Island & historic monuments of Atlantic slave trade

-Jufureh & Kunta Kinteh Island the ancestral home of Alex Haley 

- Enjoy a Safari! Watch wild & domesticated animals in their habitat

- Learn about the Senegalese and Gambian culture 

- Community Service Project

- Farewell Event 

- As well as a few surprises!


Trip details

Merging cultural experiences with important histories and stunning landscapes. This is a overland journey through Senegal and The Gambia bringing you parts of Africa that are seldom explored.


Trip Type: Cultural 

Take part in colorful festivals and lively traditions, explore bustling markets, and sample the local cuisine. Our culture trips include destination highlights, local experiences, featuring exploration designed around cultural immersion & ancestry, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments -all at a great price.


Trip Size: Small Group
This is a small group experience; Max 20, Avg 10. This means you'll be traveling with people from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.


Physical Rating:  Light Moderate
There will be some Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. This is a moving trip. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes;

We will be commuting via van, boats, 4x4 and walking.
 

Age requirement: 13+
All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pricing is based on a per person rate.


Traveler Type: Good attitude 

Due to the regions that we visit, travel can be unpredictable. Road can be bumpy, technology can be intermittent  or  the itinerary may call for a change of plan. We are exploring area where tourism isn't large and our Western standards aren't in place. Please pack patience, understanding and willingness to learn from it's people first hand.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our trip offerings, please feel free to reach out to us.

Phone:  800 966-2101

Email: Info@greenbooktravel.com

Travel Agreement

By booking a trip with Green Book Travel you agree to the terms and conditions of our travel agreement.    

www.greenbooktravel.com/travelagreement 

What’s included

  • VIRTUAL CONCIERGE
    We provide extensive services throughout the trip planning process which includes: pre-trip calls, email, visa, travel insurance & immunization support. Digital trip guide
  • ACCOMMODATIONS
    Double occupancy accommodations are standard, Single Supplement Available. Hotel accommodation provided at 4bStar/standard properties for the region, camps and lodges
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    Our package includes round trip airport transfer service.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private Transportation, ferry, 4x4, boats & walking
  • GUIDED TOURS
    All entrance and excursion fees are included in the total trip price for itinerary listed activities.
  • MEALS
    Daily breakfast is provided, Bottled Water during all tours. Welcome and Farewell Event Meals are included.
  • AIRFARE
    Blaise Diagne International Airport (IATA: DSS) is the international airport in Senegal that you should arrive and depart from
  • PASSPORT
    Requirements: PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page for stamp
  • VISA
    Senegal does not require a visa for U.S. citizens.Tourist Visa are required for Gambia. Visit our VisaHQ site for the most current requirements and your visa processing. www.greenbooktravel.visahq.net
  • IMMUNIZATIONS/MEDICATION
    Yellow fever vaccination is required. Check www.CDC.gov for detailed recommendations and requirements
  • COVID-19
    Covid testing is not coved in the travel package. You are responsible for all fees related to services required
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Travel Insurance is mandatory. We are licensed providers. The policy minimums will be included in your Client registration package. Policies can be purchased at http://bit.ly/Greenbooktravel
  • EXTENDED EXCURSIONS
    Are you looking to arrive early or stay later? Pre and Post Trip extensions are available. Please inquire via email info@greenbooktravel.com
  • SOFT & ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
  • YOUR LEISURE ACTIVITIES
  • GRATUITY FOR SERVICES

Available Packages

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Available until April 27, 202310 left

Double occupancy accommodations suitable for Solo Travelers or Travel Companions. This booking is for 1 room with 2 beds or a Couple with 1 bed. Each occupant must book separately. 


No roommate, no problem. We can pair you or you have the option to designate your own roommate during the booking process. Please note, same sex pairing unless specified.


Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 15th of each month and must be finalized by April 15th. A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end. 

$3,100
Deposit: $199
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Available until April 27, 20235 left

Single occupancy accommodations are suitable for a Solo Traveler or traveler seeking private lodging arrangements. This booking is for 1 room with 1 bed for 1 person.


Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 15th of each month and must be finalized by  April 15th.  A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end.

$3,900
Deposit: $199

Available options

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Itinerary

DAY 1
WELCOME TO SENEGAL

Welcome to Senegal! We will meet you at the Blaise Diagne International Airport. 

Our team will help get you checked in at your accommodations. Settle in, relax and feed your eyes to the new environment.   


Later this evening, we will host a Welcome Celebration where you'll have an opportunity to indulge in authentic cuisine while getting to know your fellow travelers.   


Welcome HOME!

Your Organizer


GB
Green Book Travel, LLC.
6 reviews
We are a full service travel company that specializes in hosting culturally immersive trips with an emphasis on the African Diaspora, while serving as online open source marketplace for travelers to connect with global black businesses. Our cultural curated trips provide you enriching and authentic experiences. Green Book Travel delivers innovative Ancestry & Heritage tours that explores the significance and diverse heritage contributing to Black culture & ancestral traditions. Join us retrace ancestral footprints.

Reviews

This was a trip of a lifetime with amazing attention to detail. Kennedy was very professional and always available. What an adventure- exceeded my expectations!
By Katina B for Ghana: Emancipation Journey on 12 Aug, 2022
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My trip was nothing short of AMAZING!!! An educational, spiritual and cultural experience of a LIFETIME!! Excellent accommodations where I felt safe and protected at all times. The guides were friendly and knowledgable. I would HIGHLY recommend! I am truly grateful for the opportunity!
By Kennedy G for Ghana: Panafest -Birthright trip on 12 Aug, 2021
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This trip was amazing. The cultural immersion, the tours, and even the food exceeded expectations. The itenary was vast and gave me a lot to explore while in Sengal and The Gambia. From walking with lions to drinking cow milk with Fulani tribesmen, Africa never disappoints. Kennedy, my tour guide, delivered exceptional service and really eliminated any concerns I had prior to going on the trip, during the tail end of a pandemic. Her curations of different venues we stayed at, to her being my professional photographer for my epic pics... she does it all and really makes it a point to provide a great service. I'm looking forward to my next adventure abroad with Green Book Travel !!!
By Lavon P for Roots: Senegal & The Gambia on 28 Jun, 2021
I had an awesome time with Green Book Travel. Everything was comfortable and well organized. I learn so much about the Afro- Brazil experience. I will definitely travel with this company again
By Trina S for #BrazilBlackout: Bahia & Rio on 29 Jan, 2020
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This beautiful trip from day one to the end was everything. I am yet speechless about this tour. Green Book Travel and staff was beyond awesome. This trip open a new window within my life and a memory I will never let go out. Greenbook Travel accommodations and professionalism was beyond anything I could have ever expected to receive. I felt and still feel so bless to connect with such a caring Travel Company. I enjoyed the tour and will be touring again with Green Book Travel. Kennedy and Annabel were beyond amazing. Ase'
By Michele F for Ghana Blackout - Return to Royalty on 15 Jul, 2019
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I took the Roots Heritage Tour in Gambia with Green Book Travel and it was an AMAZING experience. My main guide Assam was so knowledgeable. The tour was very well coordinated from my hotel pickup to every stop throughout the day to the highlight of meeting Alex Haley and Kunta Kinteh's real life descendants. They pay attention to the smallest details to ensure your comfort throughout the day. As a solo traveler this meant a lot to me. Communication was great and timely throughout the booking process. They even remembered and recognized my birthday. :) Do yourself a favor and seek them out for your travels. It was truly a quality experience.
By Toniqua H on 15 Feb, 2022
I had the absolute best time bringing in the New Year with Greenbook Travel in Ghana. I loved their attention to detail, quality itinerary and authentic cultural experiences. We were given ample time to connect with the locals, ask questions and participate in beautiful photoshoots to commemorate this incredible journey to the Continent.
By Kendall J on 17 Jun, 2021
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This was an epic experience hands down! I had so much fun and met some really cool people along the way! The staff was sweet and very accommodating! I will definitely travel with them again! Thanks for showing this Bmore girl some love GBT!
By Latonya B on 19 Jan, 2020