All-Star Dakar (DEC 06) | Journey Across Senegal + Gambia

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Bustling, colourful Senegal is one of West Africa's most popular destinations, and also one of the region's safest. Located on a tip of peninsula filled with beaches that tap the slow lazy beats. Locals go swimming, play football, live on fishing, go surfing and even deep sea diving in the waters nearby.

Cosmopolitan Dakar is one of cultural and trade hubs here with corniche boulevards, all-night sabar drum parties and nightclubs, kaleidoscopic fabrics and fashion, and delicious Senegalese food are a few of the things you will find in this city situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Being one of the most accessible cities in the region, its airport is served by multiple international carriers.

Our plan is to visit this country on motorbikes to get as close as to the real Africa. Expect river border crossings, sand tracks through the jungle, African nightlife in Dakar and Banjul. We will do bird watching, hiking, explore rivers and mangroves, perhaps also dance and drum classes.

Beaches, salt flats, jungle and plains bursting with mammoth baobab trees will become our this November. Inspired by famous Paris – Dakar, here our version le petit, Dakar – Dakar. Lets go!

Day 0 / NOV 08 Friday – arrival, Dakar
Arrival 17.40, immigration formalities. Rest after flight, overnight in Dakar.

Day 1 – Foundiougne, Senegal

Day 2 – Banjul, Gambia

Day 3 - Abene/Kafountine, Casamance

Day 4 - Diembéring

Day 5 - Oussouye, Casamance

Day 6 – On overnight ferry back to Dakar

Day 7 / NOV 15 Friday – Dakar and flight back home
We will arrive to Dakar in the morning. Fly back on Emirates at 18.00 or stay overnight (not included) for next day’s flight by Ethiopian at 08.00 AM.

Activity:

Biking and exploration. On this version of the trip, you have to be a driver. License B and own helmet are necessary.

Non-riders need to join NOV 08 edition.

Accommodation & meals:

hotels, lodges and camp sites. One night on a ferry.

Approx. cost:

5300 AED excl. flights, restaurant meals, visa, insurance.

Booking:

This trip has limited capacity of 12 pax. We can hold your spot for 2 weeks from date of joining. Beyond 2 weeks, we require non-refundable deposit of 2000 AED. You can also join later, given we still have the availability.

Flights:

We can arrange group booking if we have 10 pax on a flight.

Emirates direct, approx. 3800 AED
DXB – DSS 07.55 AM – 16.25 PM / 17.55 PM – 07.45 AM (on DAY 7 of the trip)

Trip starts and ends on arrival / departure on Emirates Airline flight schedule.

Ethiopian via Addis, approx. 3300 AED
DXB – DSS 04.25 – 07.40 + 10.40 – 17.40
DSS – DXB 08.00 – 21.00 + 21.45 – 02.55 (on DAY 8 of the trip)

Grade: easy to moderate with limited facilities.

Most of the roads are in good shape, we will not be moving in rush hour traffic. In fact, most of the time, we will be sharing the road with cows, kids walking home from school and donkey carts. We will have one difficult stretch of sand track after crossing into the Casamance, but we will take it slow, and it’s only a few kilometers.

VISAS - SENEGAL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Senegal

Green – visa exemption or visa on arrival, you need to have passport valid min 6 months from the date of arrival.
It is participant sole responsibility to reassure admission to the countries of destination.

VISAS - GAMBIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_Gambia

It is participant sole responsibility to reassure admission to the countries of destination.

See yah in Senegal x

Piotr
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