This pilgrimage back to the last door some of our ancestors crossed on the motherland, is a very special journey which will be filled with emotions, laughs & memories. As much as we'd love to bring everyone on this epic experience, we KNOW that traveling to some parts of the world where some of the basic necessities we enjoy at home are luxuries, is NOT for everyone! In the words of Anthony Bourdain "Senegal, an African nation which is over 90% Muslim, serve as both rebuke and example. It is a country that proudly elected as their first president after independence, a Christian—because they felt, in their best judgment, that regardless of his faith, he was the best person for the job.
It is a country that defies stereotypes and expectations at every turn.
Emerging from French colonial times as a functioning multicultural, multilingual, extraordinarily tolerant society.
It has managed to avoid coups, tribal wars, dictatorships and most of the ills that have afflicted so many of its neighbors and remains an absolutely enchanting place to visit, with delicious food, absolutely extraordinarily beautiful music, and a relatively free and easy attitude towards intermarriage, mixed-race and inter-tribal relationships, and foreign visitors.
It has a powerful and proud tradition of hospitality that endures to this day. Senegal is one of the best arguments for travel I can think of. The more we see of the world, the more we actually meet who we are talking about—take a walk, however briefly, in their shoes, the more we see how other people live, find ourselves—as so often and so inevitably happens—as recipients of random acts of hospitality and kindness from total strangers—then the better we shall be. And the happier we will be. Knowledge of, or exposure to, the “other” is not a contaminant—it enriches us. It makes—or should make us—more humble. Senegal. It’s someplace that everyone, given the chance, should go."
ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ADJUSTMENT
You enjoy the finest things in life, you like a mix of exploring and relaxation, massages/spas, fine cuisine and you like discovering new places and have an open mind when it comes to new cultures.
-If you cannot get used to unexpected changes, stepping outside of your comfort zone in countries where american/western standards aren't always available.
-You tend to complain a lot and don't have patience.
-You only eat American food and have a very strict particular diet
-You have issues adjusting to last minute changes or curveballs.
Airfare Assistance option: When you purchase the Airfare assistance option, we monitor flight prices on your behalf and also use our insider airfare discounts to help you get the best flight possible; we'll send you the best flights we find and recommend.
ALL Haitian Nomad trips require all guests to be fully vaccinated against Covid19. Failure to be vaccinated by trip's departure date will result in cancellation of your booking and all payments will be forfeited.
Book with confidence : If for any reason we are forced to cancel a trip due to Covid19 restrictions or lock down, you will always be offered a full refund or future trip credit.
What if I get Covid19 and can no longer attend? -You will have to contact your travel insurance and submit a claim to get reimbursed through them if your policy covers Covid19.
What if I am scared to travel due to Covid19? -Fear of travel is never covered under any insurance plans--unless you have a cancel for any reason policy. No refunds or credits are issued in this case.
We require everyone to carry travel insurance on all Haitian Nomad trips. This protects you in case of emergency or in case you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
You will NOT be able to get any refund or credits from Haitian Nomad should you need to cancel 90 days or less before departure and would need to refer to your travel insurance. Initial deposits are non-refundable after 24hours of booking.
Please visit www.traveldoc.aero to check all travel requirements and make sure you have all required documentations. Haitian Nomad will not be responsible for last minute cancellation related to documents and no refunds or credits will be issued.
Please be aware that by attending this trip, you grant Haitian Nomad LLC, its sponsors, its successors, assigns and licensees permission to utilize your name, image, likeness, acts, poses, plays, appearance, movements, and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or during the trip (regardless of whether before, during, or after trip) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed, without further authorization from, or compensation to, you or anyone acting on your behalf.
-Enjoy a room with 2 beds (twin or Double) on a shared basis.
-if booking with a friend or as a couple, please book 2 participants into this category. (and mention if you want 2 beds or 1 king)
Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own room all to yourself during the entire trip. (king or double bed based on availability)
ARRIVAL Date: MAY 2nd (airport code DSS) We strongly suggest booking the Delta direct flight from NY, JFK