4-Star Hotel Accommodations - 6-nights in Daka. rEnjoy this modern design hotel in the elegant neighborhood on the Cape Verde Peninsula.
Hotel Rooms - Conveniently located in the heart of Dakar’s business district. It is just under 1 miles from the ocean and features an outdoor swimming pool and business center. Each double room has two twin sized or queen size beds and a private bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning and access to wifi.
City Tour Dakar (African Renaissance Monument) - Dedicated in 2010 the massive African Renaissance Monument is a towering piece of brutal Stalinist machismo that is intended to celebrate the achievements of the African people but will likely be better remembered for the corruption and unpopular alliances that led to its construction.
Goree Island Visit - 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 centre on the African coast.
Pink Lake Visit - The ‘Dead Sea of Senegal’ Is a Shocking Shade of Pink Colored by algae and beloved by bathers, Lake Retba is a prime source of salt—and backbreaking labor.
Women’s Shelter - The shelter aims to help women recover from psychological trauma of rape and pregancy through music, art, and other types of therapy. The women do daily activities to relax and refocus and when they are ready, begin learning professional skills.
Shell Island - Fadiouth, a small village nestled on a shell island in Senegal, is a fascinating microcosm of the West African nation. Fadiouth is accompanied by a muted crunching of hundreds of clam shells. Streets are covered in layer after layer, and the entire island is built on millions of shells that have accumulated over generations. Shells are a part of everything in the town and are incorporated seamlessly into the architecture as well.
Meals Included - Meals as listed in above itinerary.
Tours & Activities - Tours and activities as listed in the trip itinerary.
Airport Transfers - Transfers provided on the first day of trip between 7 AM - 11 PM EST time. And between 12 AM - 11 AM on the final day of the trip.
STS Apparel - First time trip attendees will receive a STS bag to include a white STS t-shirt.