Roots: Senegal & The Gambia

Dakar, Senegal

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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May 23 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 15
Roots: Senegal & The Gambia
Dakar, Senegal

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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Deposit: $50
May 23 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 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 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 & Tribal  Kings 

- 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 and 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. Our journey through Senegal and The Gambia brings you to a part of Africa that's 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 travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Traveler Type: Good attitude 

Due to the regions thwe 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:  800 966-2021


What’s included

    We provide extensive services throughout the trip planning process which includes: a private Facebook group, pre-trip call, email, visa, travel insurance & immunization support. Digital trip guide
    Double occupancy accommodations are standard, Single Supplement Available. Hotel accommodation provided at 3-Star/standard properties, camps and lodges
    Our package includes round trip airport transfer service.
    Private Transportation, ferry, 4x4, boats & walking
    All entrance and excursion fees are included in the total trip price for itinerary listed activities.
    Daily breakfast is provided, Bottled Water during all tours. Welcome and Farewell Event Meals are included.
    Blaise Diagne International Airport (IATA: DSS) is the international airport in Senegal that you should arrive and depart from
    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.
    Yellow fever vaccination is required. Check for detailed recommendations and requirements
    Travel Insurance is Required. We are licensed providers. The policy minimums will be included in your Client registration package. Policies can be purchased at
    re you looking to arrive early or stay later? Pre and Post Trip extensions are available. Please inquire via email

Available Packages

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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. 

Deposit: $50
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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 15. 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.

Deposit: $99

Available options

Flight Booking Support
Triple Occupany Surcharge Sold Out
Deposit: $50



DAY 1 -May 23

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 with drumming and cultural dance. You'll have an opportunity to indulge in authentic cuisine while getting to know your fellow travelers.   

Welcome HOME!

Your Organizer

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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Green Book Travel 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 programs that explores the significance of the African Diaspora and diverse heritage contributing to Black culture and ancestral traditions. Retrace ancestral footprints wh


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'
I had a great time. It was pretty comprehensive and we explored so many regions of Ghana within the week long trip. The tour guides were nice and informative. Ghana is a beautiful safe country and all that take this trip will enjoy the richness of the culture.