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Discover Senegal itinerary

Day 1:

DAKAR

Flight from your hometown to Blaise Diagne International Airport - Dakar. *

Arrival at Dakar International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation.

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.

Day 2:

DAKAR - GOREE ISLAND - PINK LAKE

Breakfast and departure for a panoramic tour of the city of Dakar, admiring the colonial buildings of Independence Square and stopping at some of its colorful flower, craft and fabric markets such as Kermel or Soumbedioune. Next, transfer to the pier and departure on the ferry that will take us to Goree Island. Arrival and walking tour of this mythical place declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the House of Slaves, the island's emblematic museum, before walking through the narrow streets to admire the different colored houses with balconies and bougainvillea. Free time for lunch (not included) and return to Dakar. Continuation towards Pink Lake (*). Dinner and accommodation.

(*) Currently, due to extreme floods that have been turning the famous waters of the lake green, the intense pink color so characteristic has changed and it will take time for the lake recovers its original color.

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Day 3:

PINK LAKE - ST. LOUIS

Breakfast and departure to the lake. Also known as Lake Retba, its fame comes from the pinkish color of its waters when the sun beats down and its significant salinity. For many years, it was the final stage of the Paris – Dakar when it took place in African lands. Visit for explanations about the ancestral procedure of salt exploitation by the natives. Transfer to St Louis, capital of the north of the country, visiting some villages en route. After crossing the famous Faidherbe Bridge, we arrive at the hotel in St. Louis, registration and free time. In the afternoon, visit this city with a marked colonial accent. By horse-drawn carriage, we will enjoy a ride where we can see the beauty of the colonial houses and the famous fishermen's quarter of Guet Ndar. Dinner and accommodation.

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Day 4:

ST. LOUIS - DJOUDJ or BARBARIE - AFRICAN SAVANA

Route from November to April:

Breakfast and departure to the Djoudj ornithological park, the third ornithological reserve in the world, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We canoe through this 16,000ha space, made up of lakes and marshes, and where more than two million birds come to winter. In addition to the 350 species of birds that we will see during the walk (several species of plovers, woodpeckers, curlews, storks, cormorants, eagles, a strong concentration of pelicans), this park has the presence of some mammals such as wild boars and crocodiles. Continuation towards the African savanna. Arrival at the lodge and free time. Dinner and accommodation.


Route from May to October:

Breakfast and departure to the Barbarie reserve. Aboard a canoe, we cross the meanders of the Senegal River to discover a multitude of birds (pelicans, cormorants, seagulls, herons...) that come to breed in the warm waters of Senegal. Visit and continuation to the African savanna. Arrival at the lodge and free time. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 5:

AFRICAN SAVENA - SALOUM

Breakfast and departure towards Saloum. During the journey we will be able to admire the landscape dominated in some areas by the country's emblematic tree: the majestic baobab. Stop en route to learn about local crafts in Mekhe, a leading city in local shoe manufacturing, or in Lalane and its beautiful basketry products. Continue to the mangrove area. Arrival at the lodge in Saloum, dinner and accommodation.

Day 6:

SALOUM

Breakfast and departure to visit the area. The Saloum region is a group of around twenty islands scattered among forests and mangroves. We will go by canoe, the most used means of local transportation in the area, to discover one of the richest ecosystems in the country, populated by the Niominkas, Sereres fishermen who live on the islands. We will walk through the bolongs full of mangroves whose roots hang oysters and we will admire a variety of birds in this area that is part of the Saloum Delta Reserve. Visit a village and lunch included. In the afternoon, return to the lodge. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7:

SALOUM - FADIOUTH - LITTLE COAST

Breakfast. We said goodbye to the Niominka before leaving for the Little Coast. We will pass through Joal, town of the country's first president and visit its fishing port. Continuation to Fadiouth, whose wooden bridge we will cross on foot. Fadiouth is actually an island built on a mountain of shells. Life develops in its narrow streets and there are stalls selling cockles and dried fish, as well as other merchandise. We will see the cemetery, also made of shells, where Christians and Muslims are buried. Free time for lunch (not included) before continuing towards the coastal area. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

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Day 8:

LITTLE COAST - DAKAR AIRPORT

Breakfast and free time until your transfer to Dakar international airport. End of our services.

Flight from Blaise Diagne International Airport - Dakar to your hometown. *

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.