Senegal·May 22 - 29 2024
It's time to visit the Motherland and connect with heritage, art and culture!COMING SOON
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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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.
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
Lunch: La Maree Chez Adji
Dinner: La Maison d’Italie (Ngor Island) or Hotel Terrou-bi Restaurant
Activity level: Active and you may need some sneakers.
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.
Lunch: Restaurant Le Lagon 1
Dinner: Chez Fatou
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.
You will also visit the Church of Saint Charles Borromée.
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.
Lunch: Le Saint Germain
Dinner: The Union Club
Activity level: Moderate and involves boarding a local boat.
Today, we will discover the 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 believe that it holds 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.
For those who have the courage of riding a camel or quad bikes 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.
Lunch: Bonaba Cafe
Dinner: Les Manguiers Hotel Restautant
Activity level: Moderate and involves boading a local boat.
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... playing in the lion's den is an option. You will be in a caged car and drive through a group of lions during your time at the reserve.
Lunch: Bandia Reserve Restaurant
Dinner: La Cabane Ngaparou
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 will get the change to explore the somone mongrooves.
Lunch: Chez Rasta
Dinner: Restaurant Jomo Beach or Restaurant du Casino Terrou-Saly
Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long. You will be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight.
Meals indicated on itinerary
Photography and Videography
Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
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
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.https://visaguide.world/africa/senegal-visa/
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.
WOW!!!!!! Let's just say, it would be very difficult to verbalize how great our trip was as a result of booking with Certified Africa. My wife and I are avid travelers, touching 16 countries so far. We usually create our own itinerary and almost ALWAYS focus on hanging with locals to gain the most intimate and organic experiences possible. Nonetheless, this was our 15-year Anniversary trip and thought it would be a great idea to allow someone else to plan the trip and sit back and enjoy it. With only an introduction call to discuss some must haves and our set budget, Certified Africa DELIVERED!!!!!!!! Creating a custom itinerary that blew our minds and expectations. We have already begun planning our Tanzania and Zanzibar trip for 2022. From me and my beautiful wife to you........What are you waiting for????????????? Book your next trip to the Motherland with the only travel company we feel comfortable recommending, Certified Africa! Richard and Raquel
Richard & Raquel Morris
You will be staying at these two accomodations.
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✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
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