Senegal 2023

Dakar, Senegal

HN
Haitian Nomad
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141 reviews
May 1 - 8, 2023
Group size: 1 - 15
Senegal 2023
Dakar, Senegal

Haitian Nomad
  • Facebook verified
141 reviews

$NaN
May 1 - 8, 2023
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

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

Who is this trip for?

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.

This trip is NOT for you if:

-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

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.

Covid 19 [Vaccine Required]

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.

Travel insurance

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. 

VISAS

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.

Photography

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.

What’s included

  • Airport transfers
    Round Trip airport transfers at specific times
  • Transportation
    Comfortable transportation to all included excursions
  • Accommodations
    Single or Double Accommodations
  • All tours
  • All entrance fees
  • All guides
    (Tipping extra and REQUIRED)
  • ALL MEALS
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily (unless noted otherwise on itinerary)
  • Extra meals
    (besides your 3 daily meals)
  • Payment Processing fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
    about $20-25/day collected on day 1
  • Airfare (flights)
    airfare to/from DSS airport
  • Personal items
  • Visas
    If any needed
  • Covid19 testing
    covid tests
  • Quarantine (if required)
    If you test positive for Covid19, you will be responsible for any incurred charges which should be billed to your travel insurance

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Room
7 left

-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) 

$2,500
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Room
5 left

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own room all to yourself during the entire trip. (king or double bed based on availability)

$3,450
Deposit: $750

Available options

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Itinerary

Arrive DSS airport
Arrival

ARRIVAL Date: MAY 2nd (airport code DSS) We strongly suggest booking the Delta direct flight from NY, JFK 

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HN
Haitian Nomad
141 reviews
We are a travel company specializing in curating authentic experiences around the world in beautiful exotics destinations through the lens of locals. We are experts on less travelled places like Haiti, Cuba, Egypt and more --making sure you leave with an experience of a lifetime from our top-notch​ customer-service driven team.

Reviews

JW
Another great trip in the books. The food in Bali is amazing and all the activities definitely left us busy. The free day was great to recoup and relax with a balinese massage at a spa. Great value!
By Jessica W for Bali 2022 on 28 Jun, 2022
What a wonderful experience!!!!!! My 1st trip with Haitian Nomad was beyond exceptional from the food, the excursions and the good vibes. I am definitely looking forward to another trip. Thank you Haitian Nomad for a great time 😍
By Dominique B for Bali 2022 on 27 Jun, 2022
My travel with Haitian Nomad to Senegal (May 2022) was exceptional. Richard (our host) and Fallou (country guide) were fantastic. They went above and beyond to provide the group with an unforgettable experience. I appreciated Richard sharing his experiences, expertise, and insights with the group. I also appreciated Fallou shared insights about the history and culture of Senegal. I enjoyed hanging with the group; their energy was amazing (never a dull moment). The group was lively and refreshing, with the common interest of learning about the culture and having a good time. Other items that I thought Haitian Nomad did particularly well were the following: 1) They provided important and useful information (itinerary, items to bring, etc.) prior to travel. 2) They provided an experience that was organized and flexible. In addition to items on the itinerary, we had the opportunity to participate in the ritual of releasing prayer birds, visiting the blue lagoon, and having customized outfits (a little expensive but very convenient) made at the hotel. 3) They provided private transportation. 4) They provided sufficient time to explore and take photos (although we were on a schedule, I did not feel rushed). Overall, exceeded my expectations. I will definitely travel with Haitian Nomad again.
By Ericka G for Senegal: Return to the Motherland 2022 on 13 Jun, 2022
PF
Seychelles was truly a bucket list trip! We have been on many trips with the Haitian Nomad and this one delivered like all of the rest! The accommodations at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort were beautiful! There were multiple restaurant options, a spa (with amazing masseuses), and direct access to the beach from our patio door! The tours we took of Mahé, Praslin, and Eden Island were informative where we learned about the history of Seychelles. The day on the catamaran sailing on the Indian Ocean was perfect (even with the rain that stopped and started in perfect time for each place we stopped to snorkel)! We always feel like we could have paid more for the value we get from Haitian Nomad trips and this one was no exception! I tell all of my friends to book one trip with the Haitian Nomad and they will be hooked like we are! We cannot wait until our next trip to Peru next month! Thank you for an amazing trip full of fun and memories!
By Patricia F for Seychelles 2022 : African Paradise on 04 Jun, 2022
Amazing as always! Couldn’t have asked for a more luxurious vacation!
By Fabiola M for Seychelles 2022 : African Paradise on 25 May, 2022
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I have been traveling with Haitian Nomad since 2016. Within these 4 years they have built themselves a very solid reputation. I have recommended friends who came back with praising reviews. Originally centered on Haiti, they now have a global imprint with well-curated trips to discover the beauty and history of some dope locations. On Richard's trips, careful consideration is always taken for our security as well as our health. We see that illustrated even more in 2020 as we deal with the current pandemic. On our most recent trip, we made sure to be in complete compliance with both the US and Senegal by getting tested for COVID-19 before, during and after our trip. All of us left and came with back with negative results. As a healthcare provider, I felt in trusted hands the whole time and also did not feel that our group was compromising the health of the country we were visiting. The itineraries usually includes a mix of activity and relaxation (sometimes hardcore rejoicing at night lol). The best part is you always leave Richard's trips with unique travel experiences as well as lifelong friendships.
By annie t on 16 Nov, 2020
JW
Short Version: Book with him ASAP I cannot recommend the Haitian Nomad enough!! My first trip, we'd returned from Cuba and after the experience, I was thoroughly impressed with Richard's trip. His trips are extremely well planned and a lot of thought and effort was put into ensuring everyone is having the time of their life. Richard pays attention to all the little details, is very organized, and adds a personal touch to the experience that you're not likely to get anywhere else. During our trip to Cuba, Richard organized a wonderful home-cooked rooftop dinner in the city of Trinidad and it was such a fun, unique experience. He made sure to take us around to the sights and helped us if we needed anything while on the trip. Prior to the trip, Richard provided us with all the necessary information leading up to the trip and gave us tips and suggestions on what to expect and other things to do as well. He is also open to feedback on how his service can be improved so he gets an A in customer service from me. Overall, it was the perfect trip and I couldn't have asked for more. So far I've been on about 5 or 6 trips (maybe more) and it exceeds expectations every time!
By Jessica W on 16 Jul, 2019