Senegal is often referred to as the “Country of Teranga” thanks to the unparalleled hospitality of the population to welcome visitors from around the world! As soon as you get there you can immediately feel the warmth of the people – The desire the people have to get in touch with “the visiting guest” to show how beautiful their country is.
We take you on an unforgettable journey through the beauties of this country accompanied by the notes of the griots, the African artists, who will help us understand the traditions of these people and their transformations; an opportunity to meet African culture and participate in the solidarity projects of the Jahkarlo association.
During the proposed trips, we will visit the symbolic places of Senegal, the cooperation projects promoted by Jahkarlo and its partners and the artisans who work with the Italian fair trade partners. Below are two exemplary proposals which can be fully customized to your available time, interests and wishes.
Senegal is a country that in addition to offering its variety of lagoons, deserted ocean coasts, and mystical baobab forests, is one of the most peaceful and easily accessible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa from a social and cultural point of view.
It borders Mauritania, Mali, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and the Atlantic Ocean: its history is inherently linked to this strategic location at the Western tip of Africa. Amongst other places, it is here where the colonial history and relationship between western whites and blacks of Africa began, marked by exploratory journeys that turned into war and conquest expeditions; A conquest that unfortunately is still present, even if in different forms, such as the exploitation of resources, land grabbing, disadvantageous and often imposed economic cooperation programs.
Senegal is a secular semi-presidential republic. It gained independence from France in 1960. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it covers an area of 200,000 square kilometers. The estimates of 2011 indicate a population of about 12.5 million inhabitants, mainly concentrated on the coastal strip thanks to the better living conditions and in particular in Dakar, the capital (2.5 million inhabitants). The population is made up of different ethnic groups among which the predominant is the Wolof. Thanks to political and social stability, and the country’s development trajectory, Senegal is a recipient of numerous foreign capital investments. The main sectors of the economy are agriculture, livestock, fishing, mining, tourism, and trade.
“Sustainable tourism development” meets the current needs of tourists and host regions, while protecting and improving prospects for the future. It must integrate the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be met, while maintaining cultural integrity.
The pillars of sustainable tourism are:
The Jahkarlo Association thanks to the support and promotion of Italian partners, promotes paths adapted to every need, all in collaboration with artisans, artists, and small accommodation facilities managed by residents in the country.
It is possible to visit Senegal throughout the year. Jahkarlo, in addition to offering hospitality on arrival, can organize with you personalized paths, workshops, cultural immersion programs, and many more, ensuring reliable service and specially trained staff!
Tous nos programmes d’immersion culturelle peuvent être ajoutés à votre séjour et à votre itinéraire de voyage. Cliquez ci-dessous pour en savoir plus.