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2014 Roots Festival in The Gambia

(Stop-Over in Dakar, Senegal)

May 7-17, 2014, $2,575.00

   Travel arrangements by Henderson Travel Service


This 10 day package includes round trip air via South African Airways from Washington Dulles (IAD), Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy in Dakar and Banjul, transfers, All official Festival activities, tours as noted, breakfast daily, all taxes, air conditioned motor coaches, all admissions, and English speaking guides.


Per Person Based on Double Occupancy



 5/07 Depart Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) for Dakar,  Senegal on South African Airways 208 at 5:40 pm

5/08  Arrive Dakar at 5:30 am; clear customs; check into Novotel Hotel; enjoy lunch on your own before departing for afternoon city sightseeing tour and tour of Goree Island. Overnight at Novotel Hotel.

5/09  After breakfast, depart for overland, scenic drive to The Gambia; evening Festival registration and Welcome Reception—Night of the Griots. Overnight at Djeliba Hotel.

5/10  After breakfast, attend Official Opening of the Roots Festival; after dinner, participate in the optional Cultural Master Workshop. Overnight at Djeliba Hotel.

5/11  After breakfast, participate in the Roots Pilgrimage. Overnight at Djeliba Hotel.

5/12  After breakfast, enjoy shopping and site visits; depart for Kanilai for Futampaf Rites of Passage Program or participate in Optional Cultural Master Workshop. Overnight in Kanilai.

5/13  After breakfast, continue with Futampaf program or Optional Cultural Fitness/African Dance & Drumming on the Beach. Overnight in Kanilai

5/14  After breakfast, return to Banjul and attend the official Festival Symposium; and attend the African Gala Dinner in the evening. Overnight at Djeliba Hotel. (B/L)

5/15  After breakfast, depart for Makasutu Cultural Festival and participate in an optional Cultural Master Workshop in the Arts. Overnight at Djeliba Hotel

5/16  Enjoy breakfast before departing for your drive back to Dakar for SAA #207, departing at 1:25 a.m. (May 17th).

5/17  Arrive Dulles International Airport at 6:25am

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Note: Cultural workshops listed are included with this package!

Travel arrangements by Henderson Travel Service, 7961 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Contact Ana Lopes on 301-650-5700 x 506. Major credit cards are accepted. Single supplement is an additional $350.00. Final payment is due March 21, 2014. Make all payments to Henderson Travel Service and ReferenceT-1367. Late fee of $75.00after Feb. 6. Additional Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,



**Prices and dates are subject to change**


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Please register me for the tour to Senegal andThe Gambia (T-1354).


Enclosed is my $200.00 non-refundable deposit.


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