GREETINGS from DAKAR, SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA!
(Caps are for EMPHASIS and not yelling – I’m just PASSIONATE about what WE DO!!!!)
WE’VE EXPANDED our properties and our prices are now LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE! For travelers on a TIGHT BUDGET our NEW HOSTEL RATES makes DAKAR, SENEGAL an even MORE AFFORDABLE PLACE to visit! Clean, comfortable and most importantly BUG FREE! Airport Pickup Service available 24/7! Our SenegalStyle B&B service has stayed the same but NOW we have a lower priced alternative that’s PERFECT for NGO and conference attendees on a PER DIEUM budget, SOLO TRAVELERS & GROUPS, as well as students and backpackers.
As we are a large facility, we are able to offer SEVERAL all inclusive LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, (French, Arabic, English, Wolof, Serere Italian & JAPANESE!) and BUNDLED touring packages for gap year students, solo travelers, backpackers and other visitors to Sunny Senegal!
EVERY DAY IS A NICE DAY HERE, the weather is warm, but not hot (rarely higher than 85/86º) and there are many activities that you can participate in to keep busy and having
☺☺☺FUN THINGS TO DO!☺☺☺
►Want to learn Wolof (the language of Senegal & Gambia) French or Arabic?
Our SenegalStyle Language Program incorporates student accommodation with certified French teachers (not ‘tutors’) who have advanced degrees in English. We don’t do ‘immersion’ programs here at SenegalStyle so you will be able to ask questions in a language that you do understand and get answers from your instructors in English.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH IMMERSION PROGRAMS IS YOU WASTE 2 OR 3 WEEKS BEING TOTALLY CONFUSED AND FRUSTRATED BECAUSE YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TEACHER IS SAYING!
Our courses are not like that and with our student accommodation, the price is now lower than ever before! LOWER IN FACT than taking a one term university course in America (including dorm room and meals!)
Our rates are $1250 a month, 5 days a week, 2hrs a day with 2hrs homework, INCLUDING instructor, books, and STUDENT ACCOMMODATION! For meals, breakfast and dinner, add $10 a day extra/$1550 a month, perfect for student budgets and RHODES SCHOLARS WHOSE MEALS & ACCOMMODATION FEES are included in the grant!
►Cultural Education in African Dance & Drumming:
Rated THE #1 ‘THING TO DO’ in Senegal by http://www.TripAdvisor.com, (the internet’s largest travel portal),
Our SenegalStyle AFRICAN DRUMMING LESSONS and AFRICAN DRUM SCHOOL for all levels – is the PERFECT INTRODUCTION to Senegalese Live & Culture!
The price includes student accommodation and meals, only $1850 a month and INCLUDES English speaking Master Drummer/Drum Maker/Instructor,
Ibrahima (Ibou) Sene!
Google him & SenegalStyle Djembes for his extensive background as a Master Drummer & teacher as well as a Master drum Maker! Most drummers aren’t drum MAKERS –
Ibou is BOTH!
TEAM BUILDING & GROUP LESSONS available ON THE BEACH
with LUNCH (or DINNER) INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!
2 hour individual lessons on Monday, Tuesdays & Thursdays so you can WATCH OUR SenegalStyle BAND PRACTICE and see the DANCERS DO THEIR THING – FREE!!!
SINGLE STEPS TRAVEL SERVICE for SOLO TRAVELERS!
We have (sober & respectful) young male escorts that can accompany you to SPORTING EVENTS, CONCERTS & CLUBS so you don’t have to WORRY if you’ve a little too much to drink! They will dance and party and get you home SAFELY, with no problems!
And of course, you’ll have MORE FUN if you have someone with you – those crowds get pretty thick at Wrestling, Basketball & Football Games!! This was a football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast!
►Want to GET OUT OF TOWN and SEE THE COUNTRY?
☺Our car and driver service is TOP RATED and won the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award for 2011 and 2013 on TripAdvisor.com! We have budget priced tour packages starting at 30,000cfa (about $60) and discounted BUNDLED TRAVEL ITINERARIES including GUIDES & TRANSPORT for 2 days, 5 days, 10 and 14 days, FULL OF ACTIVITIES to make it easy as we actually KNOW more about where everything is and how long it takes to get there!
Email for more travel & tour information for
INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS!
SenegalStyle SINGLE STEPS for SOLO TRAVELRS is another BUDGET OPTION for people trying to STRETCH THEIR MONEY but don’t want to WASTE VALUABLE TIME GETTING LOST using the non-existent bus and car schedules for
Let US help YOU with BASIC TOUR & TRAVEL SERVICES within (and outside of Senegal). We have Personal Translators & Guides that speak English, French, Italian, Spanish & Japanese! I would assign a guide to accompany you wherever you would like to go and he will provide a level of security and efficiency you couldn’t get on your own. They arrange all public transport, entrance fees to venues and local accommodation when necessary for 15,000cfa a day (8hrs, about $30) & 25,000cfa overnight (about $50, plus meals and shared accommodation).
That’s a GREAT DEAL, RIGHT?! This is El Hadj and he’s our Sine Saloum &
SALY PORTUDAL SPECIALIST!
►OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
☺Jogging Tours of Dakar or Jogging Partners to take you to the most POPULAR RUNNING areas in the city! 15,000cfa/€23 AND if you’d like to work out at a LOCAL GYM, we can arrange that as well!
☺Peace Corps Ecotourism sites around Senegal… (not listed on LONELY PLANET and therefore not ‘touristy’ yet!)
Another popular venue is GOREE ISLAND!
☺Goree Island Guided Tours – 15,000cfa/€23 and YOU pay all transport, ferry & entrance fees
►OR our GOREE ISLAND PACKAGE:
55,000cfa (2 people, 40,000cfa for 1) plus 15,000 cfa for each additional person includes EVERYTHING we will come pick you up, arrange a car and driver, pay all fees & transport, (no meals) plus a walking tour of Marche Kermel afterwards
TRANSPORTATION SERVICE TO & FROM SenegalStyle (or your hotel)
Read our Goree Island CUSTOMER REVIEWS on www.TripAdvisor.com – we HAVE A TRACK RECORD & that IS IMPORTANT when SCHEDULING YOUR TOURS!
►MORE THINGS TO DO:
☺SenegalStyle MotorScooter Tours & Car Tours! (up to 3 people) for the Car Tours so you Split the Costs! (18,000cfa/28€ per person MotorScooter and 30,000cfa/46€ per person by Car)
This was a 20 person GROUP MOTORSCOOTER TOUR with RUSSIANS!
We can do ANYTHING! – JUST TRY US!
GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE w/VANS – min 8 PEOPLE, 23€ per person
► Want to DO GOOD WHILE YOU ARE HERE?!
YOU CAN thru our SenegalStyle VOLUNTEERS! program. We will link you, the traveler with clubs, associations and individuals and groups that need your specific talents here in Senegal!! These are my MICROJARDIN LADIES – Organic Gardens = GREAT FOOD!
and the English Club, meeting Wednesday and Saturdays:
NOTICE: One month or more VOLUNTEER TOURISM VISITORS ONLY PLEASE!
This is so we have continuity in our programs.
If you don’t have time to volunteer but want to help with funding a worthy project, go to www.10,000girls.org and look at their village based girl’s education program.
The person responsible for this HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION is named VIOLA VAUGHN and she was AWARDED as a
DISTINGUISHED CNN ‘Hero’ in 2008.
Viola and I have known each other for years, and she has been in Senegal, making a difference in the lives of girls in Kaolack for over 25 years. Now these Muslim girls are older, smarter and need to come to Dakar to finish High School and go to College… The University of Dakar is FREE for students at the top 10% of their class and in fact they actually PAY THE STUDENTS a stipend for living expenses. BUT they have no safe and secure place to stay as student housing is not chaperoned and besides that, they are from the village and their parents can’t afford it.
I have proposed to her that we could make one dorm room available to her girls, provide a tutor, strict supervision (I don’t play! haha!), meals, and a clean, comfortable place to stay at a reduced rate of $300 a month per girl. There will be space for 6 and school starts here in October. She is seeking funding assistance now but most NGOs, including the charity organization that I now work with, Dakar Women’s Group, do not pay for rent or food.
Needless to say, this is a BIG PROBLEM that is only going to get bigger as the girls continue to pass their exams at the top of their classes and move up to Lycee and University age.
ANYONE out there reading this and wants to organize a fund raiser in support of Viola’s girls, JUST DO IT as NIKE SAYS and see if you can fund just ONE GIRL a YEAR.
If you work for or know of an organization that funds girl’s education (boarding houses for village girls), PLEASE pass the information along to me, Sineta George at SenegalStyle@gmail.com , or Viola Vaughn at 10,000girls.org and I will pass it along to her.
THANK YOU ALL for your TIME AND ATTENTION to our SITE
and I’LL see YOU in SENEGAL!
email me at SenegalStyle @gmail.com.