Senegal·May 22 - 29 2024

Dak'Art Senegal Festival Experience

Discover the vibrant art and culture of Senegal at the Dak'art Biennial Festival in Senegal



Welcome to the colorful and vibrant world of the Dak'art Biennale Festival in Senegal! This biennial event is a celebration of contemporary African art and culture, featuring an impressive showcase of visual arts, music, performances, and workshops. The festival brings together talented artists and creatives from all over Africa and the world, making it a truly global cultural experience. With its unique fusion of tradition and modernity, the Dak'art Biennale Festival offers a dynamic platform for artists to explore and express their ideas and perspectives on the African continent and its diaspora. Whether you are an art lover, a cultural enthusiast, or simply looking for an unforgettable experience, the Dak'art Biennale Festival is not to be missed. So join us on this exciting journey of discovery and inspiration, as we explore the rich and diverse world of contemporary African art at the Dak'art Biennale Festival in Senegal.


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Welcome to Senegal

Today, you arrive in the motherland. You will be picked up by our team at the Diass international airport Blaise Diagne.

Enjoy a bottle of mineral water and a refreshing napkin as you head to your accommodation.

Later today, you will be hosted to a welcome dinner with some local artists to connect.

Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in preparation for the journey ahead.





Dakar Historic City Tour

Wake up to the beautiful sounds of the African birds. After enjoying your breakfast, we will head out to explore the city of Dakar. We’ll explore the

  • Craft village of Soumbédioune
  • Presidential palace, 
  • Independence grounds 
  • the Chamber of Commerce
  • Kermel market
  • Museum of Black Civilizations
  • Monument of the African Renaissance,
  •  Masalikoul Jinane Mosque (Built to the glory of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba (founder of Mouridism). Massalikoul jinane culminates at 75 meters high. 
  • Almadies


Activity level: Active and you may need some sneakers.





Dak'art Festival - Full Day

Today we will immerse ourselves in the ongoing Dak'art festival exploring the many beautiful and creative displays by very renowned and upcoming artists.

This is a day to wander in the creativity of local and international artists assembled in one capital.

You can explore Dakar nightlife later in the evening as you wish. 





Goree Island & Dak'art Festival

Depart for the Gorée pier to take a ferry to the island of Gorée. Upon arriving, you will receive a brief orientation about the island before setting out to experience it.

We will then stroll through its steets and visit the slave house museum, where enslaved  Africans were gathered, selected, and locked up as they awaited shipment to the other side of the Atlantic.

Gorée island holds very fond memories from colonial times but it has also become an artistic refuge. We will finish the tour by attending a fascinating sand painting workshop detailing the art of sand painting. 

Upon returning from Goree Island, we will head to the festival for the rest of the day.

Activity level: Moderate and involves boarding a local boat.





Lac Rose (Pink Lake) Experience

Today, we will discover Lake Retba, better known as pink lake, and the last stage of the world famous Paris - Dakar rally.

You will experience the amazing river that turns pink due to its high salt and other content. It is believed to hold lots of spiritual essence for making wishes come true.

Drive in the famous Pink lake 4x4 for the last stage of the famous Dakar Rally.

Those who are brave enough to ride a camel or go quad biking in the sand dunes, can do so here as an option.   

Relax by the ocean later in the day after a long day of exploring.

Activity level: Moderate and involves boarding a local boat.



Bandai Reserve

Today you will enjoy some safari time today at the Bandia Reserve. You will take a lagoon boat ride in the mangroves and an early lunch at a famous spot on an island before heading to Bandai.

On your game drive, you will spot a myriad of trees and most importantly some animals such as buffaloes, gazelles, giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, baboons and up to twenty different species among other animals.

For those who want to have a wild adventure, can play in the lion's den as an option. You will be in a caged car and drive through a group of lions who will hop on and off your car.

You will also get to experience crocodiles, monkeys and a variety of birds in the lagoon at the reserve. 

Enjoy your evening as you wish.






Free Day

Today is a free day and you call the shots. You can enjoy the day at the hotel relaxing, swimming in the pool, hitting the spa, or enjoying the beach.

For those who wish to explore some more, our team will recommend some optional tours for you.






Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long. You will be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight.

Not Included


What's Included

What's Included



Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Support Team

Bottled Water

Meals indicated on itinerary


Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers

Travel Medical Insurance


International Flight

Trip Tips

Senegal Quick Facts

Senegal Quick Facts

Capital: Dakar Population: 16.7 million Major Languages: Wolof, French Religion: Islam (97.2%) Christianity (2.8%) Currency: West African CFA Franc Calling Code: +221

Visa Requirements for Senegal

Visa Requirements for Senegal

For US Passport Holders, a visa is not required for stays less that 90 days. List of visa exempt countries and details for applying for visa.

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements

You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Senegal. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before entry to Senegal.



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These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. 

✳︎ Tap Portugal

✳︎ Delta Airlines

✳︎ Air France

✳︎ Brussels Airlines

✳︎ Royal Air Maroc

✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines

✳︎ KLM

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