Pre-Programme Dakar


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25 travellers

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Experience Dakar and historic Gorée Island on an extra night of exploration and discovery.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Gorée Island

  • Learn about the island's history and role in the slave trade

  • Visit Gorée Museum and La Maison Des Esclaves

  • Listen to African folklore music and taste delicious local food

Day 1: Arrive in Dakar, Senegal’s capital

Arrive in Dakar, Senega one day before embarkation. You'll check into your hotel close to the harbour and city centre, and the rest of the day is yours. Relax and enjoy the amenities, or join an optional pre-bookable excursion.

Day 2: Visit Gorée Island / embarkation

After breakfast, a transfer will connect you to a privately chartered ferry that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gorée Island. Its role in the transatlantic trade of enslaved people is movingly documented in Gorée Museum and La Maison Des Esclaves.

Your guide will recount fascinating histories as you stroll round the island, down baobab-shaded lanes and past colonial-era houses. There's an eerily peaceful atmosphere with no cars or bicycles, and only around 1,000 residents.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll take the ferry back to the mainland. The tour finishes at the port in Dakar in time for embarkation.

Please note we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information

  • Overnight stay and welcome drink in a hotel in Dakar the day before embarkation, with breakfast the following morning. 

  • Full-day guided excursion to Gorée Island by privately chartered ferry. Lunch and transfer from hotel.  

Not included 
  • Dinner and drinks. 

Remarks and requirements
  • This tour is available as a Pre-Programme in combination with voyages starting in Dakar starting and ending from your hotel (14:00-19:00).

  • For guests with limited mobility on request. 

  • Minimum number of participants: 25. 

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up until 6 weeks before departure.

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