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Journey to the Spiritual and Revolutionary City of Touba

Dakar, Senegal
$150 per guest


The Breakdown
Duration
12 hours
Category
culture

Insider Level
High

Activity Level
Medium
Good For
Families
Small Groups
Big Groups
Why you should do this
Touba is the holy city of Mouridism and the burial place of its founder, Shaikh Ahmadou Bàmba Mbàcke who founded Mouridism as a revolutionary pushback against French Cultural Imperialism in Senegal. This experience introduces you to Mouridism, takes you on a tour of this unique, self-governing municipality, and showcases the spiritual practice of this distinct muslim community through the people who live it everyday. Note: Women must dress modestly and cover their heads to participate in this experience.
What's included
  • Walking Tour of Touba
  • Local Lunch
  • RT Transport from Dakar
Meet Your Curator



Issa is a member of the Mouride Brotherhood, a sufi order of Islam founded in Senegal. He is also a cultural ambassador in Senegal who has hosted delegations for more than a decade.
Why you should do this
Touba is the holy city of Mouridism and the burial place of its founder, Shaikh Ahmadou Bàmba Mbàcke who founded Mouridism as a revolutionary pushback against French Cultural Imperialism in Senegal. This experience introduces you to Mouridism, takes you on a tour of this unique, self-governing municipality, and showcases the spiritual practice of this distinct muslim community through the people who live it everyday. Note: Women must dress modestly and cover their heads to participate in this experience.
What's included
  • Walking Tour of Touba
  • Local Lunch
  • RT Transport from Dakar
Meet Your Curator



Issa is a member of the Mouride Brotherhood, a sufi order of Islam founded in Senegal. He is also a cultural ambassador in Senegal who has hosted delegations for more than a decade.
Journey to the Spiritual and Revolutionary City of Touba
Hosted By
Issa Dieng

More Details on What's Included

tour


Tour the City of Touba including the Grand Mosque
lunch


Eat traditional lunch in the home of a local resident
transport


RT transport in an air conditioned car or van

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Anytime Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that the threat and spread of COVID-19 continues and interrupts your travel plans with us, you’ll be provided a full refund including all fees associated with booking your trip or experience.

LOCAL COMMUNICATION + INFORMATION

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Where we'll meet

Where We'll Meet
Touba Mosque

Good to know

Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be cancelled and refunded within 24 hours of purchase. In the event that the threat and spread of COVID-19 continues and interrupts your travel plans with us, you’ll be provided a full refund including all fees associated with booking your trip or experience.

Communication + Support

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