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Join us for an unforgettable adventure through Senegal and Gambia! This 9-day tour will take you on a journey through two beautiful West African countries, where you'll immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, explore stunning landscapes, and discover the rich history and traditions of the region. From bustling markets to ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this tour offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Our experienced guides will ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable experience as you create memories to last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover Senegal and Gambia!

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Day 1: Arrival in Dakar, Senegal

  • Welcome to Senegal! Upon arrival at the International Airport, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in before joining a welcome dinner to meet your fellow travelers.

Day 2: Dakar - Goree Island - and Film/Entertainment Forum

  • After breakfast, we'll embark on a city tour of Dakar, visiting highlights such as the African Renaissance Monument, the colorful markets, and the vibrant neighborhoods. In the afternoon, we'll take a ferry to Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its historical significance. We'll explore the island and learn about its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Later, we'll continue to the Pink Lake (Lake Retba) for a mesmerizing sunset and a chance to witness the lake's unique pink hues.
  • Cinema/Film show led by Terra Renee and Prof. Mamadou Drame will take place at Cheikh Anta Diop University

Day 3: Saint-Louis and Economic Forum

  • Today, we'll travel north to Saint-Louis, the former capital of Senegal and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll explore the charming colonial architecture, take a boat ride through the Langue de Barbarie National Park, and experience the vibrant local culture.
  • The Economic Forum will the led by the Chair of Senegalese Chamber of Commerce

Day 4: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary - Kaolack

  • In the morning, we'll visit the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a paradise for birdwatchers and home to millions of migratory birds. Afterward, we'll continue to Kaolack, known for its bustling markets and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy an authentic local experience and indulge in the flavors of Senegalese cuisine.

Day 5: Banjul, Gambia

  • Today, we'll cross the border into Gambia and make our way to the capital city, Banjul. Explore the city's landmarks, including the Arch 22, National Museum, and bustling Albert Market. In the afternoon, we'll take a relaxing boat ride along the Gambia River, enjoying the serene surroundings and observing wildlife.

Day 7: African Union @21 Celebration and visit to Makasutu Culture Forest - Tanji Fishing Village

  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Makasutu Culture Forest, a private reserve offering scenic walks, birdwatching, and encounters with the local wildlife. In the afternoon, we'll visit the Tanji Fishing Village, where you can witness traditional fishing methods and interact with the friendly locals.

Day 8: Socioeconomic Forum/Networking and Visit to Abuko Nature Reserve

  • Explore the Abuko Nature Reserve, Gambia's first designated wildlife reserve. Take a walk through the lush forest, spot a variety of bird species, and encounter monkeys and reptiles. We'll then head to Serrekunda, Gambia's largest urban center, for some shopping and cultural experiences.

Day 6: Shopping and visit Juffureh - Kunta Kinteh Island

  • Embark on a journey to Juffureh, the ancestral home of Alex Haley, the author of "Roots." Explore the village and learn about the history of the Transatlantic slave trade. Later, we'll visit James Island (Kunta Kinteh Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its historical significance.

Day 9: Departure

  • After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport for your departure. Bid farewell to Senegal and Gambia, taking with you cherished memories of this incredible journey.


Note: This itinerary is subject to change based on available logistics

  • International airfare to and from Senegal/Gambia
  • Accommodation in well-appointed hotels throughout the tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Transportation in comfortable vehicles, trains and boats
  • Experienced French/English-speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees to attractions and national parks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Bottled water during the tour
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Privately arranged trips within Senegal and Gambia

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