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Songlines Music Trip to Senegal: Never Mind the Mbalax

From £1895 for 10 days
Trip Overview

Songlines Music Travel, in association with Imaginative Traveller, invites music lovers and travellers alike to explore the sights and sounds of Senegal. Situated on the most Western tip of Africa, on the Atlantic coast, Senegal boasts a fascinating history, wonderful dance music, beautiful beaches, great cuisine and an abundance of wildlife.

On this trip, we will visit Dakar, a city pulsating with music, culture and nightlife, as well as the more laid-back coastal town of Saint Louis. With the help of our knowledgeable Songlines Travel Leaders, Corinna Fiora and Ken Aicha Sy, we will visit the best music venues and have the unique opportunity to meet some of the local musicians, as well as enjoy some live sessions.

Essential Info
Starts: Dakar
Ends: Dakar
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Music
Trip Code: SLMT
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Senegal
What's Included


9 Breakfasts


Private vehicle


9 nights hotel on a twin share basis

Trip Highlights

•   Get to know the very best mbalax and hip hop music around the capital

•   Meet with local musicians and communities

•   Thoroughly explore Dakar and Saint Louis, including excursions to the Pink Lake, Djoudj National Park and Bird Sanctuary and the historic Gorée Island

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 16th November 2018
Returning: 25th November 2018
Dakar - Dakar
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes

Welcome to Senegal! Upon your arrival in Dakar, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have some time to rest after your flight. In the evening, you will meet your tour leader along with your other travel companions. Your tour leader will provide an introduction to the group and give you some idea of what to expect for the days ahead. Having met everyone, head out into the town for your first night in Dakar.

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