Senegal 2024 is designed to give participants a taste of the culture and history of Senegal and its coastal regions. Participants will have an opportunity to explore various aspects of the country by visiting numerous historical sites, markets, museums as well as nightlife while enjoying Senegalese cuisine and hospitality.
This Africa Experience is being organized and led by Portia (Ama) Scott-Thiam (The African Cultural Exchange'e Educational Director). She may be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 203-703-2506 (cell) for any questions.
- Sacred Baobab Tree (largest baobab tree in West Africa)
- Bird Sanctuary (M’Bour)
- Animal Reserve Park
- Goree Island (Old Slave Market)
- Joal-Fadhiouth – Seashell Island and Pirogue adventure
- Artisan Market – Dakar
- Island Adventure
- Toubab Jallow
- African Renaissance Monument
- Bird Sanctuary along a mangrove forest in a pirogue
- Animal Reserve Safari
- Beach excursion and hotel stay in the coastal town of Toubab Jallow
- Walking into the biggest baobab tree in West Africa
- Craft markets by local artisans
- Opportunity to have tailored clothes made on the spot
- Sine Saloum island tour
- Zanzibar night club in Dakar
Senegal, West Africa is in the northwestern part of the continent of Africa. A country colonized by the French, also serves as the official language even though there are numerous local languages. The most common language is Wolof but many people are multilingual. There are various ethnicities that comprise the citizenry of Senegal including Djola, Serrer, Mandinka, Surahuley, Lebu, Manjako, and Fula to name a few. The main religion is Islam with a smaller population of Christians and animists. The cultural religion is Mouride or Sufism which espouses peace, hard work and love for your fellow man.
Culture: A major symbol in Senegal that you will see across the country is Cheik Amadou Bamba who is the most popular and revered figure in Senegal. The Senegalese view Bamba as a saint, poet, and hero of the resistance to French colonialism. He symbolizes Muslim piety, selflessness, and peaceful resistance. You will notice his image as a Sufi saint that is painted on buildings, automobiles, and necklaces, and has come to represent all of Senegal. His influence is palatable with how Senegalese welcome visitors and tourists throughout the country.
The cost of the trip is $3800, payable as a $100 deposit at registration with the balance paid in 12 monthly installments if needed. 10 payments must be paid by May 1, 2024 to participate in the experience. All payments are fully refundable before May 1, 2024.
Relaxation, acclimatization and Welcome to Africa.
Tour of Joal-Fadhiou