Voyage to Gambia and Sénégal with Oberlin

Banjul, The Gambia

DC
Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 10, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
Voyage to Gambia and Sénégal with Oberlin
Banjul, The Gambia


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Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 10, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Close your eyes… envision your feet touching the soil of where life began.


Now take a deep breath... imagine being fully immersed in the language, food, culture, folklore, music, art and dance of Africa. Awaken your senses to the endless possibilities of an extraordinary place filled with mysticism coupled with a rich and dynamic history.


Exhale… indulge yourself with sensational cultural workshops and experiences unlike any other. Wake up every morning to the sights and sounds of Africa and prepare for a guaranteed adventure of a lifetime.


It’s time to open your eyes.


Join us on a two-week voyage to Gambia and Sénégal, West Africa. Explore some of the most powerful and historical sites in both Countries while tasting authentic traditional dishes and taking part in daily folkloric practices of drumming and dance by legendary artists and entertainers. 


Visit the exciting market places in Serekunda and Achellum and shop for one of a kind items. Then, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at one of the many forest parks, beaches, and/or the buzzing nightlife. 


You will dwell in a comfortable, shared, traditional housing, fully immersed with the locals having all amenities. Inquire within for individual room.


Fekk Ci Ñu! ~ "Join us" in the Wolof Language

Voyage Highlights

SIGHTSEEING 

National Museum of Gambia

Bijolo Forest Park

Kachikally Crocodile Pool

The Gambia River Cruise

Serekunda Market Place

Masquerade Festival

Kunta Kinteh Island

Renaissance Monument

Muse Civilisations Noires (Museum of Black Civilization)

Marketplace in Gambia & Senegal

Goree Island

Fathala Wildlife Reserve (Excursions Available $$)

Pink Lake (Excursions Available $$)


Workshops

Kutiro, Bougarabou, Sabar, Balafon, Kora, Djembe Classes 

Language Classes (Wolof & Mandika)

What’s included

  • Ground Transportation
    Air Conditioned Transport
  • Accommodations
    Shared Accommodations. Single Accommodations offered for an additional fee. Inquire within
  • All Workshops
    Drum, Dance, Song, Language, Cooking
  • 3 Daily Meals
    Fresh and Nourishing Meals. Drinks Not Included. Vegan Options Available
  • All Entry Fees
    Specifically Mentioned Points of Interest
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
    Be prepared to tip the voyage hosts, drivers, instructors and artist/performers during festival events
  • Optional Excursions
    There is an abundance of excursions that you may want to explore in your spare time: horse back riding, camel riding, RTV, Jet Skiing, lion walk, etc.

Available Packages

14 Days Gambia & Sénégal
Available until December 5, 202210 left

14 Day immersion of Art, Music, Dance., Language and Culture. 


*Pay in full discount ~ inquire within

$4,000
Deposit: $0
Registration Only
Available until December 5, 2022

Please fill out the application here for 14 day Gambia and Sénégal.

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Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1
Local Market Place in Gambia


  • Arrive in Dakar, Senegal
  • Bus ride to Banjul, Gambia
  • Check in Rooms
  • Welcome & Introductions/ Safety Talk/ Money Exchange
  • Brief Tour Around Surrounding Areas
  • Dinner
  • Culture Talk/ Reflection

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