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Keur Moussa Monastery Trip
Activities in Saly

Keur Moussa Monastery Trip

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Travel into the heart of Senegal and attend a Benedictine mass at the Keur Moussa monastery when you take our fabulous trip from Saly. You will hear the beautiful Gregorian chanting of the monks, accompanied by traditional West African instruments. This is the perfect introduction to the country's wonderful blend of different cultures.

Keur Moussa Monastery Trip

We will depart early in the morning form your hotel in Saly and then head north into Senegal's beautiful coastal region of Thiès.​

We will arrive at the Keur Moussa monastery. Here, every Sunday, the Benedictine monks celebrate mass, accompanied by gorgeous music played on traditional West African instruments such as the kora, balafon, and djembe.

A unique, unforgettable experience awaits you inside. You will feel the passion of the monks as they recite their wonderful Gregorian chants. The ceremony lasts for around an hour and incorporates elements from the county's wonderful mix of different cultures which developed through history due to its strategic coastal location.

After the mass has finished, we will head to the shop where you will find artisan products, handcrafted by the monks themselves. If you want, you can buy one to take home as a souvenir of your experience.

Finally, we will return to Saly on the bus, arriving at around 12 am.

Departures from other points in Senegal

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

Price

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

Up to 2 people Up to 8 people Up to 15 people
Private Tour in English
US$ 152.20
US$ 222.90
US$ 304.40

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 152.20
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 222.90
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 304.40

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Food.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Saly).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 152.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

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.