THE INSIDE SCOOP

Curving up into the base of the Atlantic Ocean, the capital of Senegal has it all. Delicious food, Colonial vestiges, sumptuous architecture and beautiful beaches. Dakar thrums with a creative energy that in recent years has inspired a thriving expat community. Residents from various ethnic groups showcase assorted crafts, foods, jewelry, fabrics and wood and metal goods at bustling markets such as Sandaga or Marché HLM.

Dakar is home to some of Africa’s best museums and mosques, cliff walks and beaches. The Senegalese capital makes a convenient jumping point for excursions to any of Senegal’s national parks, nature reserves and to the beautiful Saint-Louis, known for its colonial architecture and its Eiffel designed bridge. The Saint-Louis Jazz Festival attracts musicians from across the world and is one of Africa’s top festival.

 

 

Dakar lives and breathes its culture 24/7, making this corner of Senegal a never-ending delight!

  • What is in for you?
    • 7 nights in carefully selected Senegalese boutique hotels and resort.
    • Enjoy a curated itinerary filled with experiences only insiders could have access to, an immersive insight into Senegalese culture, history, and traditions.
    • Discover Senegal’s prevalent art, food, music & cultural scene in Dakar and Saint Louis.
    • Dance to Senegalese, West African and European Afrobeats music
    • Email support and outstanding customer service before, during and after your travel experience with us.
    • A professional photographer/videographer on hand to capture every magical moment. Each morning, you’ll receive a new collection of images, and by the end of the voyage, you’ll collect hundreds of professional shots.
    • Experience the things you’d have a hard time finding on your own.
    • Travel locally like a true Senegalese.
    • Make meaningful connections with like-minded people
    • Did we mention that it was stress free? Just bring your passport and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll handle the hard part, so you can enjoy the trip to the fullest!

 

THE DATES

  • April 22nd – April 28th, 2019 (limited spaces available)

 

ACCOMODATION

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodation (See details in your respective package)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Most Meals (See details in your respective package)
  • Day trip to Goree Island
  • Excursion & Activities 2 days trip to Saint Louis
  • Excursion & Activities: Sandaga market
  • Excursion & Activities Artisanal Market
  • Excursion & Activities: Museum of Black Civilizations
  • Excursion & Activities: African renaissance Museum
  • Excursion & Activities: Night out in one of the trendiest place in Dakar
  • Payment options: Payment in USD, EUR, & GBP is also available (Please contact us to set it up)
  • Private Facebook group: Access to private Facebook group for all participants and staff
  • Private Photographer: Our photographer will stay with us for the duration of our trip. We’ll make sure you look fab while collecting awesome memories. Step back, relax, we got you!
  • African dance class: Included in the Gold package only. (but is available to Silver participants for a small fee)

 


Not included:

  • Flights: Flights from /to home country to Dakar
  • All insurance: Health and travel (We can provide assistance to find appropriate ones)
  • Tips: Recommended 10+%
  • Airport entrance fee
  • All optional activities: All activities not marked as “included”
  • Personal expenses
  • All beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visas All visas required to enter the country
  • Extra Transportation Transportation from/to not included activities or excursions

 

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AVAILABLE PACKAGES

Gold package (Payment plan available)

Available until Apr 01, 2019|10 left

$1995

Deposit: $500

We’ve put together a collection of unforgettable moments and thrilling experiences. that will enable you to experience life in a way that most tourists don’t! We believe it will change the way you travel in the future. At the end of this journey, you’ll have discovered some of the best of what Senegalese cultural life has to offer. You will meet awesome like-minded personalities, make long lasting friendships, and build a deeper connection to the motherland..

Our gold package is designed for those who wish to go all out and live the adventure to the fullest! DISCOVER, TASTE, ENGAGE, CONNECT, ENJOY, and take-home memories of a premium experience. Except for a couple of diners, most meals are included with this option. (We’ll do our best to match you with an awesome like-minded roommate!)

 

SILVER PACKAGE

Our Silver package is crafted fo those looking for more affordable fun. and still want to pick and choose among the number of thrilling experiences we offer. Enjoy boutique accommodation and live their best life. (We’ll do our best to match you with an awesome like-minded roommate!) This package does not include entrance fee to African renaissance Museum or the museum of black civilizations (Extra fee apply). Some meals are included in this option

 

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SENEGAL EMBODIES THE VIBE AND EASY LIVING OF WEST AFRICA COUPLED WITH HISTORY THAT IS SECOND TO NONE.

AND WE’D LOVE YOU TO JOIN US!

We have partnered with local specialists to create an experience of a lifetime, that is easier and more authentic than trying to traverse the narrow maze of Dakar or Saint Louis by yourself, nose buried in your guidebook, hoping you luck into that life-changing meal or one-of-a-kind souvenir.

You’ll get to travel with like-minded people from all around the world and navigate an unfamiliar environment with someone who understands the culture and knows the turf.

THE THINGS YOU’LL EXPERIENCE WITH US CAN’T BE FOUND IN A GUIDEBOOK.

With Blackvoyageurs you’ll get backstage-pass access to the most authentic, immersive experiences, compressed into one week of phenomenal highlights.

Senegal is a west african country that hasn’t yet lost its culture and traditions to the western world. You’ll see artisans pounding iron sculptures in the streets, music pumping down alleyways and if you’re lucky, you might catch a “Lumble ceremony” and get a true taste of Senegalse culture.

Traveling with us is like having a backstage pass.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN! WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

 

COME WITH US & INDULGE IN THE BLACKVOYAGEURS EXPERIENCE!

A LIFETIME OF VOYAGES

Two decades of traveling under our belts means that we know what it takes to have a good time, anywhere. And now you do too. Our team has traveled, lived and worked in many countries around the world

OUR FRIENDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS

As they say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We’ve cultivated incredible relationships with locals over the years and you’ll meet them too, because we’re friends. You’ll also get top-of-the-line food and service because you’re with us. In other words, we’ve got people.

THE COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

We all have a well traveled friend that has explored the world and has the best recommendations and tips for about any destination in the world, right? Well, imagine this friend is traveling with you to Senegal. Telling you about the food, shopping & views, extremely positive, supportive, grounded and drama free? That’s us. We’ve put together the best combination of culture, history and beach, just for you!

SERVICE THAT MATTERS

You’re not just another booking number to us. You’re an honored guest and a valuable part of our family. No matter what time of day or night (even in the wee hours of the morning), you can count on us. We will be able to assist you in French, Wolof and well hmmm English ah ah.

A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Throughout this experience, your group will be accompanied by a pro photographer to capture every moment, day in, day out, so you don’t have to. Each morning, he will send you a selection of his best shots for you to share with the world. That means you can just focus on enjoying the moment.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

We make a lot of efforts to deeply understand you. We understand what you want to see, do, and experience. Unlike many tour operators more interested in quantity, we take pride in seeking quality. The only difference is, now we understand the nuances that allow us to navigate faraway places like locals. This unique perspective will give you a “best of both worlds” experience.

FRIENDS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

We understand that who you share your travel experience with is just as important as where you go. Therefore, we make sure that you travel with like minded people! Our groups are fun-loving, drama free, and a joy to be around. They are open-minded, international and diverse. We want you to be able to network, build friendships and keep growing these relationships after the trip, and come back for more 😉

THIS IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

RENEWED INSPIRATION

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Well, we strongly believe in this! Travel continuously connects you to inspiration that’s proven to fuel a happy, healthy lifestyle. The most successful people in the world constantly pursue inspiration and purpose. Experiencing a sense of purpose, gratitude, and vitality are all direct results of feeling inspired. And those who seek inspiration find it.

LIVE A DREAM YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

We’ve all heard it: “Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten. If you have dreams to see the world, don’t you owe it to yourself to realize them? We understand that life interjects and bills pile up. But when you look back at your life in five years, what do you want to see? Ambitions reached or dreams put out to dry?

A VOYAGE THAT IS ALSO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Immerse yourself in an exotic experience. Every day you’ll eat a Senegalese diet full of fresh vegetables, healing spices, and local seafood or meat. We’ll also be walking daily, including a beautiful hike on Goree’s island

WE GOT YOU

If you have ever felt like you’re always on the go, but have very little time for yourself? We got you. Think about it. What if, just for a change, you let us take care of you? We want you to sit back, relax back and leave all the planning and headaches to us. In fact, you’re gonna need time to think about the more important details: like if you’re gonna drink another glass of rum and not worry about driving home.

CONNECT TO A MORE CAREFREE YOU

In a work-obsessed culture, busy is glorified, and financial wealth is superior to emotional or spiritual wealth. But this trip is about putting inner wealth and health first. Who doesn’t need more time to connect with the person you’re meant to be.

 

 

ITINERARY

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Senegal!

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You’ll land in Dakar in mid-afternoon and get a chance to meet your fellow travelers in person for the first time (yay!). We’ll board the private shuttle to our stunning hotel. A stylish combination of Senegalese and European decor (Silver members will stay in a smart carefully selected boutique hotel). Once you’ve had the chance to get acquainted, we’ll gather for welcome drinks. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore, relax, and get settled in your new surroundings.

In the evening, we’ll be treated to rooftop party. An unforgettable way to kick off your stay in Dakar.

 

 

Day 2

The genuine Dakar

You will enjoy a yummy breakfast and have time to relax, before heading to the Sandaga Market and the Artisanal Market.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the brand new Museum of Black Civilisations, Senegal has opened a sprawling museum that celebrates black civilizations from across the globe. The world’s Largest Museum of this kind.

 

Day 3

Goree Island

We’re heading to the gorgeous Goree Island. You get to enjoy the magnificent views leading to the town and stunning landscape.

The Island is home to The “House of Slaves” which was, by some accounts, a first stop for some 20 million African slaves destined for ships moored in the deep waters off Goree’s rocky shores.

Goree and the “House of Slaves” exist as powerful symbols of the slave trade and that alone makes it a place of curiosity and history.

The setting is breathtaking, and you get to see the beautiful sunset.

 

Day 4

Departure to Saint Louis

Enough Dakar life —   Depart in the morning for the charming Saint Louis where we’ll spend a couple of days relaxing and soaking in the sun. exploring the architectural beauty of this colonial town.

 

Day 5

Saint Louis Jazz Festival (subject to change)

After an early breakfast, we’re headed to the blazing, most intense, intoxicating, and quintessentially Jazz festival in Africa!

 

(As of today the Jazz festival 2019 has not been confirmed, and we’ll keep you posted on program changes as we get updates)

 

Day 6

African renaissance Museum

Today we’re headed back to Dakar, after some relax time. We’ll get to visit the African renaissance museum! The 49-meter-tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb is a pure delight for the eyes.

 

We’ll get our groove on at night, so make sure you bring your best dance moves to the table. We are good for an epic night out!

 

Day 7

Ba beneen Mangi dem !

Au revoir

We know, it feels like you just got here, but it’s time to say goodbye.  Use today to check off those final items on your list for the city before it’s time to head home.  The week may have flown by, but the memories and friendships you’ve made will last forever.

*This itinerary is purely indicative and subject to potential changes due to local constraints.

YOUR INVESTMENT

THE INVESTMENT STARTS AT $1,585 (FOR A SILVER PACKAGE)

 

Gold package (Payment plan available)

Available until Apr 01, 2019|10 left

We’ve put together a collection of unforgettable moments and thrilling experiences. that will enable you to experience life in a way that most tourists don’t!

We believe it will change the way you travel in the future. At the end of this journey, you’ll have discovered some of the best of what Senegalese cultural life has to offer. You will meet awesome like-minded personalities, make long lasting friendships, and build a deeper connection to the motherland..

Our gold package is designed for those who wish to go all out and live the adventure to the fullest! DISCOVER, TASTE, ENGAGE, CONNECT, ENJOY, and take-home memories of a premium experience.

Except for a couple of diners, most meals are included with this option.

(We’ll do our best to match you with an awesome like-minded roommate!)

 

Price:

$1995

Deposit: $500

Book Now

 

 

Silver package (Payment plan available)

Available until Apr 01, 2019|4 left

Our Silver package is crafted fo those looking for more affordable fun. and still want to pick and choose among the number of thrilling experiences we offer. Enjoy boutique accommodation and live their best life.

(We’ll do our best to match you with an awesome like-minded roommate!)

This package does not include entrance fee to African renaissance Museum or the museum of black civilizations (Extra fee apply). Some meals are included in this option

 

Price:

$1585

Deposit: $500

Book Now

 

Gold package – Single Occupancy

Available until Apr 01, 2019|only 1 left

This option is available for those who prefer not to share their room in the gold package. A payment plan is also available with this option.

Price:

$2700

Deposit: $500

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Silver package – Single Occupancy

Available until Apr 01, 2019|only 1 left

This option is available for those who prefer not to share their room in the silver package. A payment plan is also available with this option.

This package does not include entrance fee to African renaissance Museum or the museum of black civilizations (Extra fee apply).  Some meals are included in this option.

Price:

$1895

Deposit: $500

Book Now

 

Gold package (Payment plan available)

Your investment does not include your flight to Dakar.

 

YOUR AWESOME TRIP PERKS

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

We want to make it easy for you so everything is organized so you stay sane. Arrive before 1pm local time on the first day of your Experience and our private driver will get you and a few others from your group to and from the airport.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

Well, this means a stress-free arrival, no worries about finding the hotel and struggling with your suitcases.

CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

Oh, hi zen. Are you there? Blackvoyageurs delivers personalized instructions, so you’ll never feel alone. We’ll collect your flight information and send you advice on how to arrive, customized to you.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

You can fly in early and still know exactly how to find us.

YOUR VERY OWN PHOTOSHOOT

You know, just a professional photoshoot of your best vacay highlights. You’ll get the opportunity to run away with our photographer for some time in front of the lens. And we’ll deliver these digitally to you soon after you depart.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

A private photoshoot on vacation? Enough said.

EMAIL SUPPORT

You get full email support from the day you book your trip until you arrive in country. You’ll feel fully taken care of with our expert advice. You’ll also have the opportunity to join a pre-departure call with our team to answer any of your burning questions. Support is just a nudge away.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

Don’t waste time Googling, just ask us.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

You’ll receive an invitation to join our private Facebook Group for registered guests only. Connect to others before you go and maintain friendships when you return.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME?

One hub for all your travel needs.


THERE ARE PLENTY OF TOUR GROUPS OF THIRTY PEOPLE TRAVELING IN A BIG BUS. WE’RE NOT ONE OF THEM.

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WE’VE PURPOSELY LIMITED OUR SENEGALESE EXPERIENCE TO A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE. WE WANT YOU TO FEEL AT EASE AS IF YOU WERE TRAVELING WITH YOUR CREW, NOT A FOOTBALL TEAM.

Just think about it. We could totally pack a bunch of people on this trip like most tour companies would. Hint: we have thousands of people on our waitlist.

But this is group travel for people who don’t normally go on group trips. We want you to travel like a local, so we keep our numbers low. We know that small group travel is a great balance of fun and simplicity, and it’s better than traveling alone.

HERE ARE THE PERKS OF TRAVELING WITH US

  • It’s so much more fun than traveling alone.
  • You’ll meet the most epic people.
  • It’s easier than traveling with a friend because we handle all the planning.
  • You have the luxury of drivers and guides to help you with everything.
  • You have a professional photographer by your side.
  • You’ll get the real deal Senegal! Not just the things you can find in a guidebook or what you see on TV.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR AND FAQ

HAVE YOU ALREADY VISITED SENEGAL?

Awesome. So you know how amazing it is — and how much there is to see and do (and eat) there! But think of how much richer your experience could be when you travel with someone who knows the locals and all the secret spots? Unless you have a Senegalese friend and stayed with them at their home, it’s impossible not to feel like a tourist. We offer an alternative to that.

WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO SENEGAL?

Oh boy, you are in for the biggest treat. If it’s your first time, you’ll love the safety of traveling with our group, and the ease of having all your hotels, transportation, activities and meals sorted out for you. You’ll love that you won’t have to worry about getting lost, ripped off, or hassling with foreign currency. We take care of everything.

BUT HOLD ON. THIS TRIP ISN’T FOR EVERYONE.

IT IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You love insider knowledge: you value traveling with someone who knows the ropes.
  • You’re not afraid to try new things, including but not limited to some amazing cuisine.
  • You love to have a great time and are open to meeting others.
  • You’re down with some strenuous physical exercise.

THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic, or are just plain depressing to be around.
  • You’re not into trying new things or stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • You don’t like Senegalese food. That is what we’ll be eating. Every day. (If you’re a vegetarian, or on a restricted diet, you’ll be fine.)
  • You’re a wild party animal that doesn’t respect local cultures.
  • You can’t easily walk up stairs. If you find walking tough, then this trip isn’t suited to you.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

You’ll be staying in 2 different locations throughout the voyage. Our hotels are carefully selected so you can feel at ease and comfortable.

CAN I EXTEND MY STAY?

Great idea! We’ll give you tips.

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

Fly into and out of Dakar Senegal. We provide airport transfers for free.*

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, CAN YOU HELP?

We thought you’d never ask. Email hello@blackvoyageurs.com so we can meet you and give you personal advice.

I’M NOT A “TOUR PERSON” AND I USUALLY PLAN MY OWN TRIPS.

Great — you’ll fit right in as our guests are looking for something different, too. Think of this as a trip planned by a local friend, something you would never be able to pull off on your own. We offer you daily activities but don’t feel pressured to do anything — it’s your experience.

WILL I BE TOO OLD, OR TOO YOUNG?

Our guests range in age from their 20s to their 40s. Age doesn’t mean much when we’re all searching for a better life. Our experiences are more adventurous, so in that sense, it does require that you are healthy and can walk or hike easily.

*If you arrive before 1pm local time and depart before 5pm local time

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STILL NOT CONVINCED?

For a whole week, you’ll be immersed in traditional Senegalese architecture, vibrant streets, unparalleled culture, and authentic Senegalese food.

We don’t just lay down the beach in a fancy (not so fancy) all inclusive resort for a week… We mix things up and actually discover what Dakar and Saint-Louis have to offer, day-tripping to a few hand-picked highlights throughout the week. That way, you have the time and space to form a special connection to this land, its people, and your new friends.

 

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