You and your 2 friends go on a 6 day Luxury Safari trip to Gambia & Senegal
6 – Day Vacation Package in Gambia & Senegal
Estimated Value: $75,000
Day 1: Domestic flight to The Gambia. You and your two friends will arrive at The Banjul International Airport in Gambia. A Giraffe Noir representative will pick you up and escort you to your Paradise Estates Villa. You will have a Private Chef that will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire vacation. Your vacation also includes a tour guide/ private driver and housekeeping for the duration of the vacation. If you like, please use your Itinerary to call driver and order your food prior to arriving at your villa.
Any meal could be what you would like or it could be a recommendation from your private chef. Your villa bar will be fully stacked for you and your friends to enjoy and relax. A Giraffe Noir representative will be available 24 hours for any needs that you and your friends might have during the 5-day trip.
Day 2 : Your private chef will prepare breakfast. Your private driver will escort you to Kacchikally Crocodile Pool where you will meet with your tour guide. While there you can watch the wildlife and touch it as well. The park has souvenirs were you can purchase traditional musical instruments, local handcrafts, postcards, woodcarvings such as mask, refreshment bar. The Kachikally Nature Trail winds through a small tropical forest in the southern half of urban Bakau Old Town and is bordered to the east by rice fields and scrub. The crocodile pool and museum are enclosed within 6 acres of local tropical forest, which has remained relatively untouched for over 400 years. The footpaths that meander through the forest are almost the only part of the ground that is easily visible. The Kachikally Museum is a community run ethnographic museum and is within the Kachikally complex layout. The museum was open to the public in 2004, and has on display a collection of about 1,000 historic artifacts kept in four African round huts, which details the history of the Baku area and displays cultural objects from many of the ethnic groups of The Gambia. The exhibits are divided into various sections: local crafts, music, agriculture, initiation rites and traditional medicine.
Take a visit to Alberta Market Place to learn the local customs and shops.
Day 3 : Your private chef will prepare breakfast before heading out for the day. You and your friends will be visiting a local village with the Mandinka Tribe to see a lot of beautiful culture as well as customs. Your village tour will have tribal dancing, teaching you how they prepare food from natural products of the earth, you will be joining the locals for lunch!
The single largest ethnic group in Gambia is the Mandinka, (Mandingos) an agricultural people with hereditary nobility. The system of governing under the Mandinka tradition is made up of three layers. The first is at the family level where the eldest male member of a household would automatically be the head and would have the last word on any disputes or decisions involving marriage, funeral rites etc., within the family compound.
The origins of the Mandinkas in Gambia date back from Manding (Kangaba), which was one of the states of the ancient Mali Empire.
Your driver will be taking you to Gambia National River Park. The national park was established in 1978 and is made up of a complex of 5 islands that lie on the river in the Central River.River Gambia National Park includes Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and monkeys such as the Green Vervet Colobus, Egrets, Ibis, Herons Guinea Baboons Aardvark, Bushbuck, many reptile species and sometimes-even porpoises.
Day 4 : Your Private chef will prepare breakfast before heading out for your day. You and your friends will be taking a 30-minute ferry ride over to the neighboring country, Dakar, Senegal to enjoy the nightlife and customs of Senegal. Your driver will await your arrival on the other side. Your Private chef will prepare your lunch while you are settling in and getting prepared for the rest of the day.
You and your friends will be heading to Foret De Bandia National Park
To see the big predators, you will discover most of the mammals of Africa: White Rhinoceros, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Derby elands, Cape elands, Oryx, roan horse, nyalas, cobs defassa, cobs of Buffon, big kudu, Impalas, Dama Gazelles, red-faced gazelles, Warthogs, Patas Monkeys, but also: crocodiles, giant tortoises, ostriches, and many more, as well as more than 120 species of birds.The Bandia private reserve is a small jewel of ecological success through the surprising regeneration of its flora and the reintroduction of large mammals from Africa, sometimes disappeared for centuries, under demographic pressure and poaching.
The reserve of Bandia, invites you to pleasantly photograph all safaris. The capital and the beaches of Saly-Portudal, it puts the mythical African fauna within the reach of all. Indeed, in its 3,500 ha, one surprises with a tip in the heart, the hordes of big antelopes and gazelles in a grandiose environment of giant baobabs, thorny bushes and capricious lianas.
Most animals can be approached (reasonably!): Photographers are at the party! You will be allowed to dismount and observe closely a rhinoceros hidden by the thickets; on the other hand it is better to stay in the vehicle in the presence of male ostriches (black and white plumage) willingly aggressive especially during rutting.
A bar-restaurant overlooks the waterhole where buffaloes wade to the snout and crocodiles play tree trunks, while the monkeys bicker. In addition to animals and nature, you can also discover Serer pyramids with reconstructed mortuary chamber, tomb of griots in the hollow of a millennium baobab containing authentic human bones, coal millstone, Fulani huts, etc … all this with interesting explanations, accompanied by tasty anecdotes, by competent and often multilingual guides.
In the dry season, nature lovers will even have the opportunity to take a forest walk in the dry bed of the Somone River in the shade of the big mahogany of Senegal (on request in advance).
Later in the evening you and your friends will enjoy the night scene at Phare Des Mamelles District were you will enjoy the lighthouse, acoustic music, rooftop dining, live music and much more.
Day 5 : Your Private chef will prepare your breakfast before heading out to start your day. You and your friends will be visiting some of Senegal museums. The first stop will be “The house of Slaves” Museum
The House of Slaves on Gorée Island, Senegal is just such a place. The island itself, resting off the coast of Dakar, the capital of Senegal emits a rather sombre vibe, something that more resembles a graveyard than a tropical island. There seems to be a respectful understanding that underneath the gentle sound of the sea breeze lurks the pain and silent screams of its past. Acting as a stopover where outbound African slaves would be processed and shipped away, the House of Slaves was a market where Africans would be shipped by middle-men from mainland West Africa, and then traders could visit, and purchase slaves before leading them through what is now called the “Door of No Return,” filling small boats before returning to their main vessel stationed just off the island. The island is believed to have processed hundreds, perhaps thousands of African slaves, with some estimates even suggesting millions, however many scholars have called the veracity of the island’s legacy and its House of Slaves into question.The House of Slaves itself is now a museum. An evocative structure complete with iron shackles and dingy cells where the slaves were said to have been crushed together in horrifying darkness, awaiting their inescapable fate. The historical controversy aside, the site’s power as a grim testament to one of our species’ darkest eras has garnered visits from such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.
The Museum of Black Civilizations is a museum in Dakar, Senegal. Leopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal’s first President, a vision to create a museum that would represent the histories and contemporary cultures of Black people everywhere.
Your driver will take you in the streets of Senegal for a food tasting tour to enjoy the different foods!
You and your friends will enjoy the comforts of your villa with the beach at your fingertips. Saly’s beach with fishing, horseback riding, swimming and more.
Day 6 : You and your guest will enjoy a light breakfast by you private chef and enjoy a day at the spa to relax yourself from the previous day activities. After your spa treatment, your driver will take you back to the ferry to take you back to Gambian Villa were your chef will prepare lunch. You and your guest can rest or prepare for your last night of festivities before departure.
Terms and conditions :
- All participants must be over the age of 18
- Alcoholic beverages are not included
- Gratuity is included
- Travel is included
- Tourist Guide is included
- Car Service is included
- Chef is included
- Private lodging is included
- All Parks are included
- 24 Hour Emergency help is included
- All meals are included
- The experience is non-transferable
- The experience is non refundable
- The experience must be booked 3 months in advance
- Visa fees not included
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