Palabres Sans Frontieres

Immersion program

An immersion program in between the Sahel and the Coast

689 Euros for a 15 days stay (does not include flight)

Day 1: Arrival at Dakar and depending on the time, the group is transferred to Thies to spend the night or taken directly to Keur Samba Yacine village.

Day 2: Meeting with the village community. Welcome ceremony (songs and dance), presentation of the village associations and planned activities throughout the stay. The tourists settle into the guest lodge. Dinner with the village youths.
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Day 3: At the village; relaxation and meeting with important personalities of the village (elders, host families, members of various village associations). A visit of village projects ( Medical centre, vegetable garden, school, etc). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 4: A visit to the Goree Island, a ride on a rowboat, swimming, a guided tour of the slave house, purchase of souvenirs. Lunch and dinner with the village youths.

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Day 5: At the village; a range of activities to choose from (working on farms, Wolof lessons, Cooking lessons, games for children, Sports, Relaxation, etc). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 6: Excursion to Thies, a horse drawn carriage tour of the town, a guided tour of the tapestry and decorative arts factory, lunch at a Senegalese restaurant, a visit to the craft market. Dinner with the village youths.
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Day 7: At the village; a range of activities to choose from (Wolof lessons, a hair weaving workshop, games, evening debate, etc). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 8: A day out at the sea, hiking and swimming in Mboro. Lunch and dinner with the village youths.
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Day 9,10,11: At the village; a range of activities to choose from (a workshop on dyeing fabrics, working on farms, festive evenings, etc). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 12: Excursion to Notto Vegetable Market (10kms). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 13: At the village; a range of activities to choose from (relaxing with the host families, games, hair weaving, etc). Lunch with host families and dinner with the village youths.

Day 14: A party to mark the end of the stay at the village. Last lunch with the host family and dinner with the village youths.

Day 15: Departure from Keur Samba Yacine, transfer to Dakar Airport for onward flight to France

The fees include: feeding and accommodation for the 15 days as well as all the activities on the programme.

Warning: the programme is only a guide. The dates, time and activities may be changed depending on the weather condition, your interests, etc. We would also welcome suggestions on what activities you would like ( you can organise games for children, a music workshop, a dance workshop, a choir, etc). There is also the possibility of rendering services based on your educational qualifications and profession (eg medical students can spend one morning at the medical centre, a dentist among the tourists can also offer free medical service, etc).