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Join Talking Drums on our
Senegal Travel Adventure!

7 days/6 nights for £1400

Monday 27th February to Sunday 5th March 2023

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Overview of Senegal:

Senegal is a true gateway to West Africa, located on Africa's western-most point. It borders Mauritania in the north, Mali to the East, Guinea and Guine-Bissau to the South, and surrounds the Gambia. The region today known as Senegal was long a part of the ancient Ghana and Djolof kingdoms. It is home to a number of tribes including Wolof (the largest), Fula, Serer and Jola.

Senegal provides a mixture of rich, unique nature including the famous Lake Retba (also known as Lac Rose or Pink Lake), the sandy dunes of Lompoul Desert, and the coastal waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Senegal also has a rich culture including music, drumming, food, surfing, wrestling and of course football, as the current Champions of Africa after winning the African Cup of Nations.

Lastly, putting an end to jollof wars, Senegal (and neighbouring Gambia) is the home of jollof rice, said to have been shared across West Africa through trading relationships. Therefore the Senegambia region has the best jollof rice and unmissable when visiting.

Overview of the Travel Adventure:
1. Explore the city of Dakar, including Place Des Almadies, Africa's western-most point and the Mosque of Divinity.
2. Visit the Monument of African Renaissance, and the complex history of Goree Island.
3. Take surfing lessons on the Atlantic Ocean waves in Yoff.
4. Relax and explore the tranquil island of Ngor.
5. Sample ORIGINAL jollof rice - thieboudienne, from the Wolof people.
6. Sail on the famous Lac Retba, also known as Lake Rose (Pink Lake).
7. Spend a night amongst the dunes of the Lompoul Desert.
8. Relax on the golden beaches of the seaside town of Saly.
9. Have a group photoshoot with one of the hottest photographers in Senegal.
10. Support local businesses across the country.

Total: £1,400

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By booking this tour, you will be directly supporting five local entrepreneurs and locally-owned businesses, and indirectly supporting many more!

✔ Includes 

What does the price include?

The price includes

  • all advertised activities (excluding beach/water activities)

  • transport to activities

  • accommodation and breakfast

  • welcome and leaving dinners

  • airport transfers

  • internal flights

All pre-booked activities are based on availability and subject to change.

Each guest has their own room as standard, and this included in the price.

✖ Excludes

What does the price not included?

The price excludes: 

  • international flights

  • visas

  • travel and medical insurance

  • travel tests, immunisations and medication

  • food and drink (except breakfast, welcome and leaving dinners)

  • alcohol

  • tips and gratuities

  • personal expenses.

What is the Talking Drums Travel Adventure?

It is a boutique travel tour of like-minded individuals, coming together to explore Africa and beyond! Talking Drums curates trips for small groups, and as much as possible, procures goods and services from local businesses, to contribute to the local economy.

We aim to immerse ourselves in each experience, and empower you to undertake your own travel adventures responsibly, whilst having a positive impact across Africa and beyond. Solo travellers are warmly welcome. We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of ten travellers per travel group trip.

With a Talking Drums Travel Adventure, you will be travelling with a purpose. Where possible, we source our goods and services from local businesses, and also donate a proceed of profits to initiatives that benefit the local communities to where we travel.

By booking this tour, you will be directly supporting five local entrepreneurs and locally-owned businesses, and indirectly supporting many more!

With a focus on having a positive impact, we align our services to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. 

We also donate a portion of the proceeds of our travel adventures to a local community initiative in the country we visit.

Who else will be joining the Travel Adventure?

We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of ten travellers per travel group trip, to enable a deeply immersive experience.

By the end of the trip, we hope you leave as a community and group of friends.

How did you develop the itinerary?

We believe in travelling with a purpose, in cultural immersions, getting off the beaten track and positive impacts.

Therefore each itinerary has been carefully curated based on over 10 years experience solo travelling across the continent, and we have sourced the best accommodation and experiences, enabling affordable yet luxurious experience.

Do I have to pay the cost all at once?

You have the option to pay the total cost at the time of booking or the deposit of £300.

If you choose the deposit option, you can make additional payments on an ongoing basis.

The final balance will be due four (4) weeks (approximately 30 days) before the start of the tour (Tuesday 17th January 2023).

Please note, the deposit is non-refundable. You will be unable to join if the full balance has not been paid.

What should I do before travelling?

Before travelling, you must ensure you:

  • Book your international flights - flights are not included in the package, but we can assist you with looking for options.

  • Have the necessary immunisations for Senegal

  • Have travel insurance that provides sufficient coverage. Please note you will not be permitted to travel on this adventure without travel insurance.

  • Adhere to the necessary entry requirements such as visa, copy of a yellow fever certificate (see the FCDO website, the State Department website or your country's equivalent foreign office website for further guidance).

Talking Drums can provide you with support on these requirements.

 

By booking this trip, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.