Senegal & The Gambia Experience (Dakar and Banjul)-Sep 9-16 2023

Dakar, Senegal

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Maximum Impact Travel
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Sep 9 - 16, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Senegal & The Gambia Experience (Dakar and Banjul)-Sep 9-16 2023
Dakar, Senegal

Maximum Impact Travel
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Sep 9 - 16, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Pristine beaches, delicious cuisine, and smiling faces await you in Senegal and The Gambia. Get to know this West African region that has close ties to the African diaspora through it's connection to the slave trade. Visit modern monuments and museums designed to honor African resilience and spirit. Explore the very best of both Senegal and The Gambia in the this one-of-a-kind eight day trip. Senegambia awaits!


In an effort to make your trip a streamlined process, Maximum Impact Travel offers extensive online trainings in preparation for your trip. Once you secure your deposit, you will be invited to participate in a series of online courses that will have you ready for your journey. You can view these courses at your convenience.  

What’s included

  • Ground Transportation
    Ground transportation to and from scheduled destinations (does not include international airfare)
  • Hotel Accommodations
    Double Occupancy OR Single Occupancy. Hotel upgrades available upon request. Additional fees will apply.
  • Hotel Amenities
    WiFi, Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Meeting Rooms, Air Conditioning, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Admission To Activities
    Admission to all activities is covered
  • Passport
    The United States Postal Service offers passport services. Passportvisaexpress.com is another recommended provider.
  • Visa
    You will need a valid Visa to enter. Please do not wait until the last minute to obtain your Visa. Some countries allow border-entry VISAS upon arrival. Passportvisaexpress.com is a VISA provider
  • Vaccination & Covid-19
    The Yellow Fever vaccine is required; Malaria pills are advised. For latest Covid-19 info, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is highly recommended. Trip deposits and payments are non-refundable. Therefore, it is prudent to protect your investment. Find insurance options at travelguard.com
  • Medical Travel Insurance
    Medical travel insurance is highly recommended & different from travel insurance. Your domestic medical policy may not cover an international medical emergency. www.travelguard.com
  • Lunch and Dinner
    You will be responsible for your own lunch, dinner and snacks. You will be afforded the opportunity to purchase lunch and dinner daily.
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities are not included but strongly encouraged

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (per person)
Available until August 25, 2023
$3,924
Deposit: $199
Single Occupancy (per person)
Available until August 25, 2023
$4,424
Deposit: $199
Child Discount (ages 5 - 11) 40% off
Available until August 25, 2023

40% off double occupancy rate. For children ages 5 through 11 accompanied by an adult. If a child is below the age of 12 at the time of registration and reaches their 12th birthday before or during the trip, the child will not be eligible to participate in the child discount rate. Any child who has reached their 12th birthday by the start of the trip will have their account adjusted to reflect the accurate adult rate.

$2,355
Deposit: $199

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Dakar
Arrival Day at the Hotel

Your Senegalese adventure begins as soon as you touch down in Dakar, Senegal's colorful capital. You will be escorted to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Upon your arrival to the accommodations, you will check-in and be given time to wind down. At dinner, you will meet the team and review the trip itinerary.


Hotel Amenities:

WiFi, Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Meeting Rooms, Air Conditioning, Wheelchair Accessible 

Your Organizer


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Maximum Impact Travel
124 reviews
Maximum Impact Tours has been created to encourage international and domestic travel experiences. Maximum Impact Tours was founded by entrepreneur, playwright, author and philanthropist, Jay Cameron. Realizing that most of his life had been consumed working domestically, a trip to Ghana changed his perspective. His experience transformed the way he saw traveling. As a result, he set out to encourage others to see the world through their own eyes and not only through the eyes of television and social media. You are invited to join Jay and his team on their adventures around the globe.

Reviews

This trip celebrated milestone birthdays for my Mom (90) and Grandson (21). It was everything I'd hoped for. I concur with the reviews of my fellow travelers regarding the itinerary, therefore, I will devote my entire review to the 1st class customer service by Jay and his crew in Ghana. My physical health changed over the summer and I now use a rollator walker and wheelchair. My luggage made it on to the shuttle, however, my mobility aids were left on my driveway! On Sunday, when I realized we'd need more than the canes, Jay and Morris had already sourced wheelchairs for pick up on Monday morning. Throughout the whole trip, Jay's crew, both staff and contractors, assisted my Mom and me; this enabled my Grandson to experience and enjoy the full breadth of the itinerary. Jay also made adjustments to the itinerary based on requests; as a result we attended opening night of Wakanda Forever; we revisited the arts center; and got a boutique to open their doors on a Sunday morning just for us. We ended up having an extra day in Ghana, courtesy of Delta Airlines. I asked Morris for the name of a bookstore, to my surprise, he offered to accompany me. He spent all day Monday with us from noon until we passed through the security checkpoint. This was my first land tour. I am used to traveling independently; or jazz cruising. I will definately travel with Urban Intellectuals and Maximum Impact again. Thank you! The Nelsons Ms. Betty, Alycee, and Lance
By Alycee N for Urban Intellectuals - The Gateway Experience Ghana - Nov 5th-13th 2022 on 29 Nov, 2022
With saturated senses, we left the Land of the Blacks with a soul deep knowing that we are ancient, before the before. Our brilliance, etched in stone, still sparkles among the stars painted across the celestial temples. Energized by the golden rays of Ra, dormant DNA awakened, rolled over, and rejoiced in gratitude.
By Ayesha M for Urban Intellectuals -The Egypt Experience (Cairo) Nov 14-22 2022 on 29 Nov, 2022
I had a fantastic experience in Egypt. I was traveling by myself but never felt alone. I did know anyone when I started. That quickly changed for the better. Everyone was wonderful. The accommodations though out the trip was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of and a variety food. All the logistics were on point. And most importantly I had a chance to see for myself a lot of the great things that Egypt has to offer. I am glad I went, and I would highly recommend this wonderful adventure. Reserve your spot NOW!!
By Cleophus N for Urban Intellectuals -The Egypt Experience (Cairo) Nov 14-22 2022 on 27 Nov, 2022
This Egyptian experience was life-changing. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my family, creating memories with them and gaining brothers and sisters across the country. I especially enjoyed experiencing this with my two children (5yrs & 22yrs). My daughter still speaks about her visit to the Nubian Village and beams with a sense of pride when she remembers that ppl referred to her as a Nubian Princess. She even lost her tooth during our visit with them The theme for me was persistence. I recall attempting to go to the top of the pyramid and wanting to give up. When I stopped on the platform, I remembered our tour guide, Tarek’s, explanation on how the pyramid was built. They had to persevere despite obstacles or the length of time. In addition, as much as I wanted to stop to “show” my children that sometimes the road gets tough (even for mom) but taking a pause to regroup and pushing on anyway to complete the challenge with them was priceless. The smiles on their face to see that I did in fact make it to the top with them is something I will always cherish. The sites of royalty and breathtaking natural beauty was another highlight for me. It was beautiful to see people that looked like me and in their natural beauty. I did not feel my color or felt invisible. When they greeted us to say “Welcome home!” those two words said just enough to say you belong here. I came home with a renewed sense of purpose, determination, and perseverance to complete any task. I especially loved the idea that there was no thinking involved in terms of what we were doing/eating, all our accommodations, and excursions were all taken care of. We simply had to show up. Amazing experience and I can’t wait for Ghana 2024. Thank you Jay and Freddie for this genius, life-changing opportunity from Maximum Impact Travel and Urban Intellectuals! The culture NEEDS this!
By Kerry-Ann D for Urban Intellectuals -The Egypt Experience (Cairo) Nov 14-22 2022 on 24 Nov, 2022
This trip was a trip of a lifetime!! We started as strangers and ended as family. We looked out for each other. It was so amazing. The trip omg!! Words really cannot describe it. It is so much packed in, but in a good day that you can digest it. We went to the Pyramids, cruise on the Nile, went to Luxor, visited temples, Nubian Village, and so much more. To hear the history of Egypt and to see the ancient Pharaoh's features with Black features!! This trip was educational, and sooo much fun!! I definitely recommend to everyone to go. Urban Intellectuals travel has a great thing here and I can't wait to travel with them again!
By Shana-Lee S for Urban Intellectuals -The Egypt Experience (Cairo) Nov 14-22 2022 on 23 Nov, 2022
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I had the absolute privilege of joining the Gateway Experience Ghana, July 2022. There's only one word to describe it - TRANSFORMATIVE. Jay has done the work and created a truly phenomenal travel experience. Because of his efforts, I connected with the ancestors, with Ghanaians, with Africans and with myself. I fell in love with Ghana and am now planning to move there. Jay and his local team - the incomparable Morris and the loyal Ernest - took care of every detail and provided a trip that was informative, enjoyable and safe. I don't think I could have that experience with any other tour operator. From now on, I will only travel with Jay and Maximum Impact when I visit any place in Africa. In fact, my group and I are planning to travel together again to Tanzania next year. It's just that deep. If you love Black people and Blackness, then love yourself by booking a trip with Maximum Impact!
By Audra S on 30 Aug, 2022
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Customer service exceptional! What a pleasure to work with Maximum Impact Travel for this trip. They are thorough and very attentive as there are several steps to traveling to Ghana; the entire Maximum Impact team made the booking process seamless with EASY-to-follow instructions. All questions I had were answered promptly and professionally. And, oh my goodness, once you get to Ghana, you will be warmly received by the Maximum Impact team and treated like a V.I.P. Accommodations are clean and super-comfortable and offer all amenities. Don’t hesitate booking the trip if you’re traveling solo as I was. It’s a trip of a lifetime where you will meet wonderful traveling companions, tour the country with knowledgeable guides and wish that the trip was longer. I LOVED IT! A powerful and stirring cultural tour that also includes fun-loving activities. Outstanding job by Maximum Impact. I’m already planning my next tour with you.
By Linda P on 11 Nov, 2021