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How to Travel with Derrick Boazman to Dakar, Senegal

Goree Island

The Time is now , and were so excited to tell you how to travel with Derrick Boazman and the WAOK family & “Too Much Truth” listeners to South Africa in May 2017. Here is all the information you will need or For additional information and booking forms contact: Jerry Lankin – South African Airways Vacations (520) 954-5054 jerry@flysaavacations.com

May 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017 8 Days / 7 Nights

We’re proud to present your itinerary and quote for your Heritage Tour to Dakar, Senegal
Please take the time to delve into the itinerary and view the many wonderful sights and experiences that we have in store for you.
Every effort has been made to make the most of every moment of your trip, with a minimum of travel time, layovers, and waiting times, as flight schedules, and transfers will allow.

You may reserve your space with a $500 deposit.
Optional payment plans may be arranged. Final payment is due by 14 March 2017

Please contact Jerry Lankin at South African Airways Vacations to receive a booking form and to arrange a payment schedule that works for you, or if you just have questions regarding the trip.
(520) 954-5054 jerry@flysaavacations.com
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Day 1: Washington DC to Dakar Senegal Sunday, May 14

Day Itinerary
Today you will leave Washington DC (IAD) for your flight to Dakar, Senegal.

Day 2: Arrive Dakar & Saint Louis Monday, May 15
Hotel Mermoz

Day Itinerary
Upon arrival in Dakar – meet, assist and transfer to Saint Louis, the last colonial capital (1895-1902), before independence from France.
Saint Louis got its name from the French in honor of their king at the time (Louis XIV). Saint Louis is considered both the intellectual and cultural capital of Senegal and is a Mecca for Senegalese arts and culture. Every year during the last week of May the internationally known Saint Louis Jazz Festival is held here. Arrive in Saint Louis late morning and check into your hotel – A welcome brunch will be in the hotel.
Late afternoon it will be time to get to know Saint Louis.
You will visit Faidherbe Square and the fishing village of Guet Ndar where you will see the fishermen and fish vendors in their daily commercial activities. You will pass by the fishermen cemetery which is adjacent to the fishing nets and sheds used for storing and drying fish. You may sample some freshly grilled fish. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.
Overnight – Hotel Mermoz
Meals included: Brunch & Dinner

Day 3: Saint Louis Tuesday, May 16
Hotel Mermoz

Day Itinerary
After breakfast you will have the opportunity to visit Djoudj National Bird Park, which is considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world. Situated on a major Palearctic migratory route, this park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Some of the world’s greatest concentrations of white pelicans and flamingos can be seen here, more than 10, 000 species.
Early afternoon we continue the tour of Saint Louis including its narrow streets flanked by houses with carved wooden balconies and verandas.
You will see the last colonial governor’s palace, a fortress built in the 18th century, and you will see the only mosque in the world with a bell dating back to the colonial era.
Dinner this evening is at your hotel.
Overnight – Hotel Mermoz
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Saint Louis to Dakar Wednesday, May 17
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Day Itinerary
After breakfast depart to Dakar with a stop at Touba, the Holy City of The Mouride Brotherhood; visit the Grand Mosque the largest and most magnificent in all of West Africa. Learn about the history and legend of Touba one of the most significant cities in Senegal including the philosophy of the mystic founder, Cheikh Ahmadou Mbacke – Touba operates as a country in a country. Continue to Thies, Senegal’s second-largest city which is more pleasant than the ever bustling, Dakar. Thies’ main attraction is the world-famous co-operative-run tapestry factory, the Manufactures Sénégalaises des Arts Décoratifs. The tapestries are all based on the paintings of Senegalese artists.
Continue to Pink Lake, a rare natural phenomena caused by unique combination of micro-organism and high concentration of salt which gives the lake its pink hue – one of Senegal’s most popular tourist attractions. On sunny days, the water appears bright pink. Watch the local traders scrape salt from the lake’s bottom by hand. Interact with the women harvesting salt; visit the nearby Fulani Village with a welcome by the Chief and his wives
Continue to your hotel in Dakar where dinner tonight will be in the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Overnight – Radisson Blu Hotel
Les Paletuviers
Pink Lake
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Les Paletuviers
Les Paletuviers is a real secret gem of a property situated in a UNESCO world heritage site of Sine Saloum in Senegal. Sine Saloum is a unique mangrove-delta region scattered with islands, rivers and salt water sea arms leading to the Atlantic Ocean. Les Paletuviers offers guests an endless list of varied and unusual activities from experiencing the intoxicating Senegalese drumming and dancing to swimming with dolphins in the mangrove channels. The two properties within the Les Paletuviers portfolio are; Toubacouta, a village of luxurious huts spread out in a beautiful baobab park and The Beach, 5 huts in a piece of blissful paradise by the ocean with a back to nature feel. Les Paletuviers is a birdwatchers dream with over 653 species of birds to be spotted. Guests can either go out with a birding expert on a dedicated excursion or try their own luck on a mountain bike ride to the neighboring national park. Les Paletuviers also works very closely with the local villagers of Toubacouta who are very enthusiastic about giving the guests a real insight into village life. Guests can experience the absorbing culture, explore the mangrove channels on canoe safaris or simply unwind and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The two properties of Les Paletuviers make a perfect complete itinerary and this, combined with the wealth of activities on offer and the very accessible and reasonable flights into Gambia across the border, makes Les Paletuviers a very easy destination.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

The Radisson Blue Hotel Dakar is located on the tranquil Cape Verde Peninsula, in the elegant Fann Corniche neighborhood. Hotel guest rooms and fully equipped apartments feature a contemporary design and superb amenities that include individual climate control and free high speed wireless internet access. The hotel houses 3 onsite dining options and one bar. Guests can unwind by the outdoor infinity pool with a refreshing cocktail from the Pool Bar, or sample dishes from the Pool Side Restaurant. The hotel’s fitness center and spa provide an ideal way to maintain a fitness routine.

Half Board

Day 5: Thursday, May 18 Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Day Itinerary
City tour of Dakar highlights will include
– The picturesque district of Medina.
– The National Art Gallery
– The colorful markets including Tilen and the Artisan Markets
– Pass by presidential palace and the main cathedral

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight – Radisson Blu Hotel
Half Board

Day 6: Friday, May 19
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Day Itinerary
Take the ferry to Gorée Island, a World Heritage Site. Observe the “Door of No Return” through which millions of Africans passed and were shipped to slavery. The tour includes a visit to the ethnographic museum and a lecture by the curator on the history of Gorée Island.
Continue with visits to the impressive Ifan Historical Museum of the Diaspora and the Mariama Ba boarding school for intellectually talented girls.
Dinner tonight will be at one of Dakar’s finest restaurants
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight – Radisson Blu Hotel
Goree Island

Ifan Historical Museum

Half Board

Day 7: Leisure Day Saturday, May 20
Day Itinerary
Today is for shopping, beach or other leisure activities. Your room will be held until 10 PM when you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Washington DC

Day 8: Dakar to Washington DC Sunday, May 21
Arrive Washington DC


Accommodation Destination Arr. Dep. Nights Basis Room Type
Hotel Mermoz Saint Louis, Senegal May 15 May 17 2 B&B 4x Single Room, 15x Double Room, 8x Twin Room
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar Dakar, Senegal May 17 May 20 3 HB 4x Single Room, 15x Double Room, 8x Twin Room

HB: Half Board
B&B: Bed and breakfast
FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Flight Information
Date Flight Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
May 14 Scheduled Washington Dulles International Airport [IAD] Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport [DKR]
May 20


Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport [DKR]

Washington, DC (IAD)

Urgent Contact Numbers
Company Name Telephone Email Address Contact Person
SAA Vacations 855-FLY-SAAV (1-855-359-7228) jerry@flysaavacations.com Jerry Lankin
Contact Details & Reference Numbers
Service Provider Ref. Number Telephone Address
Les Paletuviers +32 497 62 00 41

[caption id="attachment_289644" align="alignnone" width="251"]May 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017                                                                                                                        8 Days / 7 Nights                                                                                                                                                                                               For additional information and booking forms contact:                                                                                     Jerry Lankin - South African Airways Vacations                                                                                                                                                              (520) 954-5054   jerry@flysaavacations.com May 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017 8 Days / 7 Nights
For additional information and booking forms contact: Jerry Lankin – South African Airways Vacations (520) 954-5054 jerry@flysaavacations.com

Hotel Mermoz

Hotel Mermoz

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

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