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Divas and Daughters
Senegal with a taste of portugal
August 14th to 20th
Mother, Grandmothers, Aunts, and Godmothers
Give a gift that keeps giving!
When BlackGirlTravel Founder, Fleace Weaver visited Senegal in October 2019, she knew it as a must to return with a group of children!
It is also vital that African-America children understand their value beyond the lens of the United States and becoming citizens of the world. Their futures are greater than the limits of the USA. Visiting countries on the African continent where Blacks are the majority and heads of governments can positively change the trajectory of a child's life by developing a stronger sense of self pride and a broader perspective of the world around them.
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The Last Gift of Experiences!
Hold your child's hand as she step foot onto the motherland!.
Senegal, occupies the historically unfortunate position of being the western-most point on the African mainland. This meant it was commonly used as a launching point for the slave trade. Portuguese vessels carried an estimated 5.8 million Africans into slavery.
Today, the largest and capital city of Dakar perched on the tip of the Cap-Vert peninsula is known for its vibrant bustling culture, history, markets, music, beautiful coastal beaches, and electric African life. The sheer energy of Dakar can leave some visitors feeling emotional at first, once off the tourist path with BlackGirlTravel.com, you and your little diva in training will also experience the slower relaxing pace simmering just beneath the surface.
Aug 14th - Depart USA - Book your own flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) by 10 am, Aug. 15th. Flight assistance will be mid-February.
Portugal, is the oldest country in Europe and once owned half the new world. The shipping of slaves from Senegal lasted from 1536 when the Portuguese launched the slave trade to the time the French halted it 312 years later. Why stop in Portugal? Today, Lisbon is rich diversity in culture, especially within the black community.
Aug 15th - Group transfer from the Airport. Head to the hotel for check-in, Diva and Daughter lunch and a little rest before a special city tour the kids will LOVE. Later cable car ride and dinner (dinner not included)
Aug 16th - After breakfast, Castelo de S. Jorge where you will explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site. The children will have the feeling of traveling back in time amid fortified courtyards and towering walls. Followed by free time for lunch and explore Lisbon. Depart this night for Dakar.
Aug 17 - Goodbye Portugal and hello Senegal. Late night, check-in to get some sleep before your first day visiting Senegal. Dress in matching Africa attire for photo shoot (see examples). After breakfast you are off with your local guide for acity tour visiting historic sites including the African Renaissance Monument was unveiled in 2010 to commemorate Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. At 49m in height, it is taller than New York City's Statue of Liberty and Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer. Sunday lunch at a beautiful special location, followed by beach time.
Aug 18th - From the city to the bush. You will travel to meet the people of a local village and your childwill present gifts to the local children. For lunch try the national dish thiéboudiene (literally rice with fish) or chicken yassa (chicken in an onion sauce). With the help of a local translation both group of children will have a Q and A cultural exchange. You will also learn about different cultures and customs in west Africa from the real faces of Africa. There will also be a naming ceremony, where each child will given her African name.
Later visit a local designer boutique for unique items to impress your friends back home.
Aug 19th - After Breakfast, visit the new Museum of Black Civilizations which is is a 150,000-square-foot, circular structure, modeled after the traditional houses of Senegal's Casamance region. Inside the Museum of Black Civilizations, which opened in December 2018, visitors will find ambitious displays spanning both centuries and continents. The exhibition "Cradle of Humankind," for instance, looks back to human origins in Africa and features early stone tools. "African Civilizations: Continuous Creation of Humanity" delves into the history of masks and "the traditions of Sufism and Christianity in Africa," according to Brown. Another exhibition hall, "The Caravan and Caravel," explores how African communities in the Americas grew out of the slave trade. The $34 million project, some 50 years in the making, is designed to be a creative laboratory that will help shape the continent's future sense of identity, according to museum director Hamady Bocoum. Visit the African market to shop for unique items.
Aug 20th - Today travel to Goree Island and Lac Rose (Pink Lake). The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading center on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders.
The "House of Slaves" on Senegal's Goree Island was, by some accounts, the first stop for some 20 million African slaves destined for ships moored offshores. Standing in the door of no retun with your child on Goree Island door will be emotional. No words can prepare you. While on the island the girls will have time to play with the children of Goree and learn local games, along with visit local artists.
Lac Rose (also called Lake Retba) gets its name from the pink hue (The color varies depending on the weather and the season.) caused by its high salt content and an algae that produce a red pigment. Because of its high salt content — up to 40 percent in some places — has a buoyancy effect similar to that of the Dead Sea. The lake can sometimes take a more sinister shade, appearing to be blood red, a much less comforting place for your imagination to go when gazing out upon the surreal view. Watch the fascinating process of men and boys salt collecting. You can enjoy floating in the river, but make sure to cover your body with a layer of shea butter. Visit one of the villages surrounding Lac Rose before heading for dinner and the airport
Late night/early morning departure to USA
Divas and Daughters
3/4 Star Ground Only Package
One adult and one child age 7 to 17
Based on double Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy
of 2 parents with one child each. Mother and child share a bed
Single add $875, 2nd Child to tour add $987
2nd child can only be added to single room reservations
with two rooms
Gound Package Include:
Accommodations, group hotel transfers, round-trip boat to the island of Goree,
tours, museum, village visit, naming ceremony, and quite a few surprises
(because we've Globalnista)
Monthly payment plan available for
a one time $49 set-up & processing fee.
$599 Deposit Required
with monthly payments
$51 off the package price and no $49 processing fee
with payment of half the package is received by February 15th
followed by normal monthly payments and
final payment due date of 60 days prior to departure.
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