Mbour - Meeting the Serer of Senegal

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Meeting the Serer of Senegal

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(45 reviews)
Ndianda, district of Joal , Mbour, Senegal
45 mins

About the tour

The Serer and are part of the ethnic mosaic of Senegal. They constitute the third ethnic group and form one of the oldest populations of Senegal. They live majorly in the west-central region. I, therefore, invite you to discover these people traditionally farmers and fishermen. Today, they constitute the majority of the rural population of Senegal and continue to perpetuate the agricultural practices inherited from their ancestors and dedicate a deep respect to their socio-cultural values.

Meet Alioune Diané

Alioune Diané

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.

What to expect

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 45 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lari B.

29 May 2021

I really enjoyed this tour. From the stunning tree at the beginning until the very end, Alioune's love for the villagers came through. They happily showed us their methods for cooking and welcomed us enthusiastically. I will definitely be joining Alioune for another tour!

Julie (Ottawa) 🇨🇦🇫🇷🌊 V.

28 May 2021

Beautiful tour in Mbour, have never been to Sénégal and hope to go one day :)

Tina H.

12 April 2021

I loved this tour. Alune took us to a village and we were invited to see how the villagers lived and they were so generous in letting us in. Alune has a lovely personality and made it a fun visit

Toni G.

11 April 2021

Hi Alune, I enjoyed your tour very much. You are very knowledgeable about your country and personable with your clients. I have one small suggestion. Yesterday I noticed a Sener woman clapping in time to the grinding of the couscous grains. I was fascinated and wondered if the women of the village have songs to accompany their work, or daily rituals, or just for passing down stories, or for play? It would have been wonderful to hear her sing, if she was willing. I'm sure others (children and adults) might have joined in? After all, music is the universal language. I would love to see more of this kind of interaction, on a personal, cultural level, with the people of the village. Thanks, Toni

Mark W.

11 April 2021

Very enjoyable.

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