Senegal & Gambia

Africa Day

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  • Cancel within 7 days and get a full refund on your deposit, unless booking within 7 days of the booking deadline.  Travel insurance is NOT included but is REQUIRED.

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Senegal & Gambia 2020
Senegal & Gambia 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is not included in trip packages or tours. World Views strongly recommends that you protect your travel investment with travel protection. Travel protection is short term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel- related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, loss or delays. Coverage begins after travel insurance premium payment to travel insurance provider.

Do I need a visa?

Not every country we visit requires a visa, but for those that do you will need:Valid Passport for a least 6 monthsYellow fever vaccination (if the country requires it)Kenya doesn’t requite vaccinationFlight/trip itineraryCheck to see which countries require a visa at visahq.com

Do I need to get shots?

Depending on which country we’re visiting, you will have a list of recommended shots and vaccinations from your doctor. However, the main required vaccination, in many of the African countries we’re visiting, is yellow fever. Here is a list of places you get your yellow fever shot. You can get this from your general physician or you can visit these option below


Passport health

Yellow fever travel clinic

How do payments work?

A Deposit is required with your Online Registration Form to secure your reservation. This deposit is part of your final payment. This trip offers Monthly & Bi-Monthly payment plans. Credit is not given for any meals, activities, excursions not taken.We have made it convenient to make your trip payment online via PayPal(all major credit cards are excepted). Cash, personal checks or money orders is not an acceptable form of payment.By managing your payment via PayPal, you have the added benefit of being able to keep track of your payment activity from any device or on the PayPal app. It is your responsibility to ensure you remain on time with your payments to avoid cancellation. Any previous payments will be forfeited immediately upon two missed payments. Payments should be made by the 15th of the month.

What is your roommate policy? 

I have a group that will be booking together, how do I ensure that we are on the same yacht? Once you’ve reserved your spot, we’ll pair you with a roommate and a yacht crew. If you have your own crew, just have everyone book as soon as possible then email us at info@blacktravel.club to submit the names of the people in your crew. We’ll then make sure you are all on the same yacht.

What is the refund policy? 

The deposit is non-refundable after 7 days from booking.  All payments after the deposit are non-refundable unless otherwise stated. Email us at info@blacktravel.club if you need to cancel. Alternatively, you can transfer your reservation to another person for a $150 change fee.

$ 442.50 USD

Deposit

May 20-27, 2020
Deadline to book: April 1, 2020
Departure City: JFK

 

Join us as we travel east for Africa Day in Senegal. We will experience some of the most amazing culture, food, and people. Book your trip now and Visit the captivating "African Renaissance Monument."

 

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Safari
  • 2 Country Tour
  • Historical Sites
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Africa Day Experience
  • ATV/Zip Lining
  • African Renaissance Museum

Itinerary

Day 1

A World Views team member will be waiting for the group’s arrival at the airport. Transportation will be provided to/from the airport. Our 1st stop will be a local restaurant in Dakar, where we will conduct our Meet & Greet and soak up the beautiful spirit of Senegal and your new travel community. Let’s get going Senegal is waiting to meet you.

 

After our meal we will head to our all-inclusive beach resort in Saly (aka: Sali or Saly Portudal). Saly is a seaside resort area, south of Dakar. It’s the top tourist destination in West Africa, with its variety of hotels, bars, restaurants and shop, along with interesting local excursions and activities. Upon arrival the Crew check-in and free to roam and relax for the day.

Day 2

Breakfast will be served at the resort.

 

We will start early for our road trip (3.5 hours)

 

Welcome to The Gambia- Beach Day

 

Upon arrival we will get settled into our lodging and enjoy lunch & a spiritual enlightening drum circle on the beach. Drumming has always been used in Africa to connect to your inner spirit. Let’s have some fun, dance and listen to some of our ancestral stories!

 

Dinner will be served at a local traditional restaurant.

Day 3

Breakfast will be served at the resort.

 

We will visit the small village of Juffure which became famous in the 1970s following the television movie “Roots”. This is said to be where Kunte Kinte was captured by slave traders and sent to the United States.

 

World Views hopes that you enjoy the experience of the people and culture. Maybe we will feel the spirit of Kunte Kinte while visiting his Village. This is the real connection to Roots.

 

We will end the night with traditional Gambian food to soothe your soul.

Day 4

Breakfast will be served at the resort.

 

We will start early for our road trip (3.5 hours).

 

We will start our journey to 1 out 7 Pink Lakes in the world. Senegal’s Lake Rebta is named the pink lake because its 40% salina algae and its known for its high salt content. We will Take off through the sand dunes near the Pink Lake on our ATV’s. You will have an opportunity to view this precious gem in Senegal and witness the locals mining salt from the lake.

 

The group will end our evening with a night out on the town in the streets of Dakar, Senegal. Here you will have a chance to enjoy the city with the locals, eat street food and observe the culture up close and personal.

Day 5

Breakfast will be served at the Hotel.

 

AccroBaobab Zip-line & Safari The day will be jam packed as we start off the early morning in the Baobab forest zipping through the trees. After zip lining, we will end one adventure and begin another with one of the best safari’s in west Africa.

 

Accrobaobab Park is the only park in the world solely built on baobabs Trees. Lunch will be held at a local café, while getting a glimpse of the wildlife up close. If you haven’t experienced this type of adventure before, you’re in for a treat!!

 

Dinner will be held at the Hotel.

Day 6

Breakfast will be served at the hotel

 

Africa Day Celebration & festivities.

 

We will celebrate at the African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de las Renaissance Africana) The monument symbolizing a rebirth of Africa, and commemorating Senegal’s 50th years of independence from France. At 49m in height, its taller than the Statue of Liberty and Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer. It’s a remarkable sight to see.

 

The crew will have the opportunity to enjoy everything that Africa Day has to offer: Museums, international vendors, activities, food and entertainment.

Dinner will be held at the Hotel.

Day 7

Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

 

Free Day The group is free to roam as you please. There will be an option to join additional Africa Day festivities or visit Goree Island.

 

Goree Island Slave Castles was a holding house for an estimated 20 million enslaved - Africans passing through the slave trade, with its tragic history, Goree Island is one destination that cannot be ignored. Home of the famous Door of No Return, Goree Island is becoming a must see for those of African American descent.

 

Farewell Dinner will be held at the hotel.

Day 8 

Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

 

Fly Day-Back Home.

Price

Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
w/Flight: $3,950 w/Flight: $4,590
No Flight: $2,950 No Flight: $3,590
Custom payment plan available w/deposit Custom payment plan available w/deposit

CLICK TO VIEW TERMS & CONDITIONS

This trip is being offered in partnership with World Views.  World Views is an exclusive International Travel Concierge Tour Company that Specializes in Group Tours and Customized itineraries. Affording our travel members the opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic cultural experiences.


Deposits 

Upon booking a tour, a non-refundable deposit (per person) is due to World Views. The deposit is a part of your final payment. If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. 


Requirements 

Flights: You are responsible to arrange your own domestic or international travel accommodations between your original destination and WV meeting point.Visas It is the responsibility of each traveler to comply/ secure the proper travel visa & documents for each destination. 


Medical requirements (Immunizations): You are responsible toensure you meet all Immunizations requirements for destination. 

 

Trip Itinerary: You are responsible to read and fully understand your tour itinerary, hotel accommodations, and distance to popular landmarks, air travel reservations and schedule, modes of transportation, trip routes, meals, and excursions included, documents required, payment deadlines, etc. World Views will not be responsible for any travelers’ failure to read the itinerary nor for their assumption of what is or is not contained within the tour. 


Payments 

Tours are offered as a complete package and must be purchased in its entirety. Credit is not given for any meals, activities, excursions not taken. We have made it convenient to make your payment online. However, cash is not an accepted form of payment. World Views accepts personal checks, money orders & all major credit card. It is your responsibility to ensure you remain on time with your payments to avoid cancellation. All monies will be forfeited immediately upon two missed payments. World Views does not assume the role of a bill collector to contact you when your payment is missed. All payments must be paid by the deadline for balance to be paid in full. World Views shall not be held liable for any fluctuation in price, change in schedule or accommodation for any travel service which occurs after full payment for such service. 


Tour Cancellation 

In the rare event that it becomes necessary to cancel the tour for reasons beyond our control, such as war related activity , acts of governments, weather, etc. we will reschedule the trip. If you are unable to attend the new dates, we will offer refunds in a queue based on the booking date as we fill your spot, but we cannot guarantee a refund. Your travel insurance should cover these circumstances should they occur. 


Travelers that cancelled their tour, be advised that cancellation requests must be in writing and cannot be made verbally. Cancellation must be received in writing to World Views 60 days before departure date. The non-refundable deposit will be retained in addition to any airline, hotel or excursion imposed fees or cancellation charges. The remaining balance may be credited towards a future World Views trip taking place within 365 days of the cancellation approval.Please be advised: All tours must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure date. If you cancel for any reason within the 60 days of departure date you will forfeit all monies paid towards your tour. This is a non-negotiable term. 


Why are terms are NON NEGOTIABLE: 

In an effort to offer the group the best-contracted group rates and package prices, our experiences are NON-REFUNDABLE BUT-TRANSFERABLE up to 60 days prior to the trip. 365 days in the calendar year will hold your transferable spot after voluntary cancellation. Transferable monies may go towards any of our current tours. Deposits are non-refundable funds that are paid to various travel suppliers who require non refundable payments to secure their inventory. Therefore, the purchase of TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED. 


What is a voluntary cancellation? 

A tour member that no longer finds their tour viable. Two consecutive Non-payments qualifies as a voluntary cancellation in which you will be notified that your tour and all monies paid will be forfeited. A written cancellation is mandatory. 


Roommate Match/ Roommate Cancellation 

As individuals coming together to travel from around the world our concierge team will be happy to arrange a Roommate Match for double, triple occupancy at the request of any traveler; however, we cannot guarantee one will always be available; neither does World Views guarantee compatibility. If you are unwilling to take this chance, you can still attempt to locate your own guest room mate. If 60 days before your trip, you do not have a roommate; you will be required to pay the single occupancy upgrade fee for your trip. 


Travel Insurance 

World Views require that you protect your travel investment with travel insurance. Travel protection is short term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel- related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, loss or delays. We have made agreements with a world class travel insurance company called World Nomads.Coverage begins after travel insurance premium payment to travel insurance provider. You can find out more and even get a quote right from our Travel Insurance page. You can receive up to $3000 in lost or stolen baggage coverage, $100,000 in medical coverage, and more. Whether you purchase travel insurance through our recommendation or purchase your own we require all our travelers to obtain travel insurance. 


Itinerary Changes and Flexibility 

Itineraries are subject to modification and change due to unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort. In the unlikely event that there are major changes to the itinerary, World Views traveler Members are notified as soon as possible and an equivalent substitution will be offered. Any changes are at the discretion of World Views.


Communication 

Download the free app Whats App available on Android, iPhone and Windows phones. This app allows us to keep in contact with you before and during the trip, we will create a group via this app. (WIFI is needed for this app) 


Photo/Video Release 

While participating on any of our tours, photography and video of the trip activity is taken throughout the entire trip and shared with World Views travel members post trip. By participating on this trip, you consent to any such pictures and video being taken and grant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to World Views, its contractors, sub-contractors and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing, promotions and the creation of promotional materials by or with sub-licensees), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation or compensation payable to you. World Views will not disclose your name online or in printed media without additional expressed written consent. 


Physical Fitness Requirement 

All trips require that you are able to at least walk a mile and participate in all activities. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness level for travel and participation in planned activities. 

 

Liability Statement/Damages 

Neither World Views, and its affiliates, owners, officers, agents, or employees, shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suffered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any organization or person, where such act, default, injury, loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience may have been caused or contributed to by defects or failures of any aircraft, vessel, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers. You further understand that if you purchase any optional activities that are not part of your pre-booked charter itinerary (including, without limitation, shore excursions and tours, however, conducted, airline flights and ground transportation), these activities are operated by independent contractors; the contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and the third party provider for such activity; the Company neither owns or operates the third party supplier; and accordingly, you agree to seek remedies directly and only against the third party supplier and not hold the Company responsible for their acts or omissions.   

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