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Keur Moussa Monastery Trip
Activities in Saly

Keur Moussa Monastery Trip

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US$ 164.80
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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.

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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$ 164.80
US$ 241.40
US$ 329.70

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 164.80
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 241.40
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 329.70

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. 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.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves 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 temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

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

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

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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4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 8 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.


Physical: Only some areas are accessible. An accompanying person is required. Show more

Visual: Varies according to the attraction included. Audible security and alarm system.

Auditory: Varies according to the attraction included. Security system and visual alarm.

Intellectual: Varies according to the attraction included. Information in easy-to-read format. Security system and visual and audible alarm.

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

Printed material is avoided.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

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Per group from
US$ 164.80
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.