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Activities in Dakar

Keur Moussa Monastery Experience

Per group from
140
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Experience a genuine African mass at the magnificent Keur Moussa monastery. Our trip from Dakar will make your holiday in Senegal one you will never forget.

Experience a genuine African mass at the magnificent Keur Moussa monastery. Our trip from Dakar will make your holiday in Senegal one you will never forget.

What to expect

At 9 am, we will collect you from your hotel in Dakar before driving inland towards the beautiful district of Thiès.

After a journey of around an hour, we will arrive at Keur Moussa, an elegant Benedictine monastery where monks live and worship far from civilization. Once we have arrived, we will enter the shrine and begin an experience you will never forget. Here, you will witness a genuine Sunday African mass.

As soon as you step inside the monastery, you will hear the wonderful sound of the Gregorian chanting which marks the start of the ceremony. You will also hear the enchanting traditional West African instruments which accompany the singing, such as the kora, balafon, and djembe.

When the mass has finished, we will take you to monastery's shop, where you will discover a range of handicrafts made by the Senegalese monks. You can even buy one as a souvenir of your brilliant trip!

The trip to Keur Moussa finishes back at Dakar where we drop you back at your hotel at around 1 pm.

Departure from other points in Senegal

This trip to the Keur Moussa monastery can also be reserved with a departure from Saly.

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 2 people Up to 5 people Up to 15 people
Private Tour in English
140
205
280

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    140
  • Up to 5 people

    205
  • Up to 15 people

    280

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Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Food.

When to book?

You can book up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
140
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.