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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Keur Moussa is Wolof for 'House of Moses'. The House of Moses Monastery was founded in 1961 by French monks from the order of St Benedict. Interestingly, the monks adapted the Catholic mass to include traditional African musical instruments, making their message more appealing to the local people.
With an early departure from the port, you will drive through Sebikotane village, which produces fruits and vegetables, before arriving at the monastery. Visit the monastic church with its typical architecture, and the workshops where musical instruments are manufactured. Learn about the growing of melons, mangoes and other fruits honey, as well as the making of honey -- all undertaken by the monks themselves.
You can visit also the school and the small hospital run by the monks, and interact with them.
If time permits, you will stop to visit some roadside attractions en route back to Dakar.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, protect yourself from the sun and stay hydrated. Your guide will do his/her best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure here is part of the city’s charm, and bear with any language difficulties he/she may encounter. Transportation is basic compared to the transportation you will find elsewhere.