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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival into Dakar International Airport, meet your English Speaking Guide (ESG) and transfer to your Hotel

Rest of the day is at leisure

Breakfast at the Hotel

Meet your ESG and depart on your Goree Island tour and Dakar city tour

Crossing with the ferry to join the island.

The Island offers a harbour of peace and gentleness. Narrow and peaceful lanes and red ochre houses adorned with bougainvilleas impart indisputable charm on this town.

Listed among the Unesco World Heritage Sites, Goree is a veritable place of memory and contemplation: millions of people have passed before being taken to America to become slaves.
Visit of the slaves’ house, to the St Charles’ church, to the historical museum.

Walk into the alley and visit to the workshops’ painters.

Dakar City tour: Independence place, railway station, presidential palace, statue of the African renaissance, Mamelles Lighthouse, and Mermoz district where we can find the old runway of the famous aviator.

Visit of the “concession art afrik” and dinner of delicious African dishes.

Breakfast at the Hotel

Meet your ESG and transfer to Loumpoul Desert, with an en route visit to the Pink Lake

Retba lake is an amazing marvel of nature, known throughout the world as the Pink Lake. It’s famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water (due to unique bacteria and its strong salt content) that can turn to purple depending on the intensity of the sunlight.

It’s also famous as the last stage of the famed Paris-Dakar car rally. Visit of the salt extractor area, visit of a Peul village.

Unforgettable sensation with a bath in the lake, and rinse with fresh water

Visit of the protection and reproduction center of Geochelone Sulcata giant tortoise, « keur Mbonat yi », tortoises’ village.

Continuation to Loumpoul Desert

Dinner at the Lodge

Breakfast at the Lodge

In the morning / late morning have a camel ride through Loumpoul Desert

Transfer to St Louis, by the “Niayes Route”, market gardening area.

Lunch in St Louis

Traditional horse carriage to visit the historical colonial district Listed among the Unesco World Heritage Sites, the aero-postal museum and the fishermen’s district.

Dinner at the Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer to Djoudj National park, 3rd ornithological bird reserve in the world and listed among the Unesco World Heritage Sites

Bird safari in pirogue (best period is from nov to apr) watching pelicans, cormorants, whistling ducks, Gambian geese, fishing eagles, and also crocodiles, snakes.

Lunch in Djoudj restaurant

Back to St Louis, with a walk through the city or on the beach

Dinner at the Hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel

Meet your ESG and transfer to Thies, 2nd city of Senegal. Visit to the regional museum, mainly devoted to the history of rail in Senegal.

In the afternoon, depart on your safari in Bandia Nature Reserve

The Bandia Wildlife Reserve has succeeded in reintroducing much of the marvellous native flora and of some of Africa's magnificent animals; many of which had long disappeared centuries ago, due to population pressures and poaching.

Transfer to the Saly Resort for leisure, beaches, sports, shopping…

Dinner at the Resort

Breakfast at the Resort then drive to Toubacouta, located in a beautiful wild nature reserve between the ocean & the Saloum River.

Enjoy a cruise on the Saloum river.

Visit the village and interact with people whose traditional hospitality enables you to share their daily life..

Dinner at the Resort

After breakfast, drive to Joal Fadjouth and Mbour.

Joal birthplace of Senegal’s first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor and its picturesque twin, Fadiouth a village covered with oyster and clam shells. The food supplies are houses in granaries built on stilts.

Visit the fishing port of Mbour and then get to Saly check in and rest

Dinner at the Resort

Breakfast at the Resort

Meet your ESG and transfer back to Dakar for your onward flight

End of services.

Inclusions

Accommodation as per program
Transfers as per program
French Speaking Driver
English Speaking Guide as per program
Meals as per program
Activities as per program (with entrance fees)

Exclusions

International Flights
Visa Fees, if applicable
Medical & Travel Insurance
Gratuities & Tips
Optional Activities
All expenses of personal nature
Early Check In & Late Check Out
Internal & Domestic Flights (priced separately)

Trip Highlights

Dakar - Loumpoul Desert - Saint Louis - Saly

Departure Period

01 May, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2020
AUD 5,599 P P twin share
AUD 6,370 P P single

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