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Beginning the Trek

Greetings to Friends and Family of Dragons Senegal Students!

Today the group visited a gold mine outside of Kedougou and learned more about resource management in the area. Tomorrow we will leave the city of Kedougou and travel to the village of Bandafassi to set up camp. From there we will trek up to the mountain village of Ibel and learn about animist traditions from the people living in the mountains. Our group has been joined by Saliou, our trekking guide, and Mamoudou, our drum teacher.

For the next 3 days the group will have limited cell phone and internet reception. Instructors will update the Dragons office daily about the group’s progress during their trek, and you can expect all the latest updates here on the Yak Board.


-The Instructor Team