Country populated by more than 90% of Muslims, Senegal celebrates like the Islamic huma the annual festival of Eid el Kebir or commemoration of the sacrifice of Abraham. I invite you to a walk in the event through 3 aspects: the festive clothing of the men on the way of the ritual prayer, the big family meal and the festive parade of the children and the women in the afternoon
After completing a Master's in geography at Dakar University, Alioune has been fortunate enough to travel as a tour guide around Senegal and many parts of West Africa, including The Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Alioune is passionate about travel, helping others to explore and discover, history, and geography. Alioune is a specialist on West African culture and history, with a special focus on Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea Bissau.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Mbour with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Mbour. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
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28 July 2021
Alioune and his community threw open their doors of hospitality. It was a great insight to how the preparations of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Festival of the Sacrifice take place. Family life just went on as Alioune strolled around with tourists in tow. Several times the camera looked into the cooking pot - specially prepared lamb for the celebration feast. There was great hospitality from everyone, especially curious children. A fabulous, warm welcome into the homes of may families.
21 July 2021
It was a real privilege to participate in this tour. I felt as if I was really in Alioune's village celebrating eid with his beautiful family and welcoming neighbours. A unique experience. Thank you Alioune.
21 July 2021
a very personal trip - Alioune welcomed us into his family for the Eid celebration. A very warm West African welcome indeed. thank you
21 July 2021
A very special tour of his home and beautiful family.