Senegal 2023

Dakar, Senegal

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

Haitian Nomad
  • Facebook verified
137 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

Flight booking assistance
$85
$NaN


Itinerary

Arrive DSS airport
Arrival

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

Your Organizer


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Haitian Nomad
137 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

Amazing as always! Couldn’t have asked for a more luxurious vacation!
By Fabiola M for Seychelles 2022 : African Paradise on 25 May, 2022
Traveling with Richard and Haitian Nomad is like traveling with family. From the in-country guide who graciously shared antecdotes about his personal life and culture, to the museums and historical sites visited, down to the dining experiences-- Haitian Nomad curated an amazing Senegal experience. The other tour participants were awesome to travel and explore with, one would think they were hand picked exclusively for the trip. I had a great experience, and will definitely be joining Haitian Nomad on another adventure. Note: This particular itinerary was very active. If you are looking to be out and about exploring-- this is a great trip. If you are looking to lay around/relax, you won't get that on this trip without missing out on some excitement. However, you can always sleep on the bus.
By Whitney T for Senegal: Return to the Motherland 2022 on 19 May, 2022
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This was my 2nd trip with Haitian Nomad & loved every bit of it. The history, culture, the people- the entire Senegal experience is well worth it. The activities & rest days planned for the group were awesome. Definitely will do Senegal again one day.
By Verne S for Senegal: Return to the Motherland 2022 on 16 May, 2022
We had another fantastic trip with Haitian Nomad! The trip was very organized and met all our expectations. We were glad that we were able to bring our kids and that all of the activities were accommodating and appropriate for them. Richard and his crew rolled out the red carpet for all of the activities and events. The dining experiences were exceptional, and the history and tours of Senegal were amazing. We cannot wait to join Haitian Nomad on another trip.
By Catherine L for Senegal: Return to the Motherland 2022 on 13 May, 2022
This was my first trip with the Haitian Nomad group and it was excellent! Richard is incredibly organized and accommodating. He communicated clearly and answered any and all questions I had about the trip. I plan to travel with his group again in the future. Senegal is an amazing country to visit and would recommend anyone interested to travel with the Haitian Nomad group.
By Leota A for Senegal: Return to the Motherland 2022 on 12 May, 2022
Thank you Leo, It was an immense pleasure to have host you on this trip and we're glad you had an amazing time! Guests like you are definitely our targeted audience so we look forward to welcoming you on future trips ; your support is greatly appreciated! :)
By Haitian Nomad on 13 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
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