The Roots Tour 2022

Dakar, Senegal

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14 reviews
Aug 19 - 27, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
The Roots Tour 2022
Dakar, Senegal

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  • Twitter verified
14 reviews

Aug 19 - 27, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Welcome to diverse Dakar, capital of Senegal, where reggae resounds through subterranean hideaways, downtown nightclubs throb with world beats and homegrown pop, and the sounds of the djembe drum and kora are as vital as ever. 

Sitting a little over a mile out from Dakar’s sheltered harbor, Île de Gorée is tiny and pretty, its narrow car-free streets leading between faded colonial buildings. It was Senegal’s most notorious port in the late 1700s, thought to be where millions of enslaved people passed through. 

The Gambia may be the smallest country on the continent, but its captivating array of attractions belies its tiny size. Surrounded by Senegal, The Gambia has a mere 50 miles (80km) of coastline, but what a magnificent stretch it encompasses: golden beaches backed by swaying palms and sprinkled with scenic lagoons, sleepy fishing villages and biologically rich coastal reserves. 

Refund / Cancellation policy


Initial deposits are refundable up to 48 hours after time/date of registration, after the 48-hour timeframe your deposit will be NON-REFUNDABLE.

Full payment or Final payment for this trip will need to be completed on or before June 15th 2022. Your final payment is NON-REFUNDABLE upon it's due date of June 15th 2022. If you cancel your trip at any time after the 1st payment has been made you will need to file a claim with your insurance provider to reclaim any funds paid towards your trip.

If for any reason THETRAVELJUNKEES/JourneywithCJ are not able to visit our desired destination this trip will be postponed to a later date and time. If you cannot make the dates for the rescheduled trip, you will have the option to go at your leisure on your own. In some cases, we may be able to (depending on the dates) roll over monies paid to a TTJ/JourneywithCJ tour for the future. In the event you opt out of either option you will be responsible for filing a claim with your insurance provider to recoup any monies paid. 

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What’s included

  • Airport / Hotel transfer
  • Hotel stay in Dakar
    Radisson Blu
  • Hotel stay Saint Louis
    Hotel Mermoz
  • Hotel stay LOMPOUL
  • Dakar city tours
    African Renaissance monument
  • Goree Island
  • Transfers Saly / Gambia
  • Tip / Gratuities
  • Passport entry docs
  • Vaccination records
  • Transfers non TTJ events
  • IntL airfare
    Flights to DSS
  • Travel Insurance
    Strongly encouraged to purchase
  • Additional tourism tax

Available Packages


 Double Occupancy with all excursions - $2370.00 USD per person 

Deposit: $200

  Single Occupancy with all excursions - $2785.00 USD per person  

Deposit: $200


Day 1 - 8/19
Arrival to Dakar

This is your arrival day to Dakar. Check in your hotel and get settled to start your Roots Tour

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Where do I even start?? We had an absolute blast in Egypt! I met some amazing folks and reconnected with others! I was initially hesitant about this trip due to the pandemic, but everything went smoothly! The Traveljunkees/Journey with CJ NEVER disappoints! I'm headed on my 5th international trip with them so they are obviously doing something right!!! 🙌🏾
By Yonic A for The Pharaohs Tour on 30 Oct, 2021
I cancelled this trip last year (2020) as it conflicted with a trip I was going on this year (2021), and after being told I might be able to get my deposit back, I didn't. Also, We Travel's system apparently doesn't allow the host to remove names that are no longer on their trip, so we don't get surveys, sad website.
By LISA M J for The Pharaohs Tour on 25 Oct, 2021
So listen!!!!!! This was ABSOLUTELY one of the BEST trips I’ve taken. The host was phenomenal, he made sure we had EVERYTHING we needed but mostly what we wanted. The excursions, the history, the discussions and the accommodations were 5 star!!!!! I went alone but I came back with friends…. Take the trip even if you go alone…. Well WORTH it… thank you TRAVEL Junkees…. Can’t wait til my next trip…Vee🥰🥰🥰
By Veronda W for The Pharaohs Tour on 19 Oct, 2021
The trip was great! Craig and CJ did a great job organizing the itinerary, arranging transportation/accommodations and selecting tour guides who were very knowledgeable about the history of Egypt. I would definitely recommend the Pharaohs Tour to others when its offered in the future.
By Erica G for The Pharaohs Tour on 14 Oct, 2021
I had a wonderful time on the pharaohs tour with the Travel junkees. There was a point where I was detained at the airport in Cairo on the way home. Everything worked out. However CJ, Craig and on of the Travel Junkees (Courtney) checked on me for the status of everything to make sure I was OK. It was great knowing that I was not alone. As Soon as I returned from the pharaohs tour, II booked my next vacation with the Travel junkees for 2022. Michelle
By Michelle R for The Pharaohs Tour on 13 Oct, 2021
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