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Black History Tour Group - Senegal, Gambia & Ghana


Below is a sample itinerary of a past Goway Group. It is provided to give you an idea of what we have already done & what you might also consider doing.

However, because of timing, your own group's special interests and budget, we expect to custom make a program just for you. Contact your favorite travel agent click on "Inquire about this Trip" to fill out request for a group quotation.

Day 1

Arrive in Dakar

Welcome to Senegal. We arrive in Dakar today where we are met and transferred to our hotel.

Accommodation: Novotel Dakar or similar

Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Dakar

After breakfast this morning, we transfer to the Ker Moussa Monastery to attend Mass celebrated with traditional African instruments and joining of services with a local minister. This afternoon is free. This evening a "welcome" dinner is included at our hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Ferry Dakar to Banjul

We transfer down to the waterfront and board the Kassoumaye Steamship for our 3 hour excursion to Gambia and its capital, Banjul. On arrival in Banjul, we enjoy a city tour including a visit to the markets and a tie-dye factory. Dinner included at our hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Ocean Bay Resort or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Banjul

After breakfast, we take a pilgrimage to Juffure by boat and visit the native house of the famous author Alex Haley. Time to visit with the family before transferring by boat back to Banjul and our hotel. Lunch is included on our return journey. Dinner is included at our hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Banjul to Dakar

We leave Banjul and travel through the countryside visiting various villages of different ethnic groups on our way back to Dakar and our hotel. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant featuring African Ballet.

Accommodation: Novotel Dakar or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 6

Dakar

A full Day tour of Dakar today. Time to view its pure African architecture style and bustling lifestyle. We'll also visit the markets and the handicraft village of Soumbedioune. A delicious lunch and lecture on "The Great West African Empires" is included. Late afternoon return to our hotel. Dinner tonight is included at a typical Senegalese Restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Dakar

Another full Day tour today takes us to Goree Island, the so-called "Door of no Return of many African Americans. Included is a tour and lecture delivered by the curator on the theme: "300 years of slave trading in West Africa." We'll also enjoy a delicious lunch while on the Island. Dinner tonight is included at a seaside restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Dakar

A full Day tour takes us to Pink Lake Retba and the fisherman village of Cayar to meet the people and learn more about traditional fishing methods. Lunch is included. Later this afternoon, we return to our hotel where we'll have dinner replete with a "naming ceremony" at the hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Dakar to Accra (flight not included)

Welcome to Ghana! Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel and have a briefing on our stay in Ghana with our guide.

Accommodation: Accra City tour or similar

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 10

Coach Accra to Cape Coast

A fascinating day today as we head to the beautiful Cape Coast and Elmina to visit the slave castle (The Dungeon) where the slave trade took place on the African Coast. Dinner tonight in the hotel restaurant.

Accommodation: Coconut Grove Beach Resort or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 11

Coach Cape Coast to Kumasi

We continue to the Ahsanti Region and Kumasi this morning, home of the West African Royalty and the home of famous Ghanaan Kinteh Cloth. Time to visit the Maya Palace and the war museum. Dinner included at our hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Hotel or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 12

Kumasi

Our touring of the Kumasi area continues today with visits to the craft market and Bowre the Kenteh Village. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 13

Coach Kumasi to Accra

We head back to Accra this morning. This afternoon we enjoy a city tour. A special "farewell" dinner is included at our hotel.

Accommodation: Accra City Tour or similar

 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 14

Depart Accra

This morning we’ll transfer to the airport to connect with our flight home.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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