9 days 8 night
Though it’s one of West Africa’s most stable countries, Tour of Sénégal is far from dull. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, Dakar, the capital, is a dizzying, street-hustler-rich introduction to the country: elegance meets chaos, snarling traffic, vibrant markets and glittering nightlife, while nearby Île de Gorée and the beaches of Yoff and N’Gor tap to slow, lazy beats.
In northern Senegal, the enigmatic capital of Saint-Louis, a Unesco World Heritage Site, tempts with colonial architecture and proximity to scenic national parks. Along the Petite Côte and Cap Skirring, wide strips of beaches beckon and the wide deltas of the Casamance invite mesmerising boat journeys amid astounding biodiversity, including hundreds of bird species.
Whether you want to mingle with the trendsetters of urban Africa or be alone with your thoughts and the sounds of nature, you’ll find your place in Senegal.
DAY 1 Arrival at Dakar airport : assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Departure after breakfast for Lake Rose, visit of the lake whose pink color is at the presence of microorganisms with 380 g of salt per liter. Lunch at the lake, and continuation on Saint louis, Dinner and overnight at the hotel palmeraie or similar.
After breakfast, departure to Dioudj Park or the language of barbarity classified as the third bird park in the world with thousands of bird species for an unforgettable visit of this heritage of biodiversity. Lunch in by this return on Saint louis. Visit Saint louis by horse-drawn carriage, former capital of French West Africa and return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
Departure early in the morning, after breakfast to Touba, the holy city of the Mourides. It is one of the largest brotherhoods of Senegal with a great influence on the youth. Visit of the mosque in the center of the city of Touba dominates with a minaret of 87 m of height, one of the most beautiful monument of West Africa Each year, Touba gathers millions of faithful for the commemoration of the great marabout, lunch at Koba lodge and continuation to the city of Kaolack, commercial crossroads. Dinner and night in the Kaolack Relay or similar.
Departure after breakfast for Ziguinchor capital of the casamance, crossing the border (a great deal of patience with the Gambian authorities for the formalities of the visas is required). Then visit the villages of southern Senegal with the discovery of the village life and first contact with the indigenous population. Lunch at Relais Fleuris and continuation to Ziguinchor capital of Casamance in the afternoon, canoe trip on the casamance river. Dinner and overnight at Kandiandoumagne hotel or similar.
Departure after breakfast, for the visit of the lower Casamance: discovery of the box with impluvium and picturesque villages Diola lost in the heart of the forest, visit the village of Diokher fetishers, and his sacred cheese maker. Continuation on krring Caps Lunch at the edge of this huge and beautiful beach of Cap Skirring. Lunch free . Back to Ziguinchor, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Kandiandoumagne or similar.
Departure after breakfast for Banjul, capital of The Gambia, visit of the market, lunch, free afternoon at the edge of the beach. Dinner and overnight at the Atlantic hotel or similar.
Departure after breakfast for Saly, crossing the ferry followed by the formalities of transit, lunch in Kaolack or Toubacouta, visit through serer villages, visit Serer villages and continuation on the seaside resort of Saly bougainvillea or similar.
After breakfast, departure for Dakar, city tour of the capital and continuation on the island of Goree, world historical heritage : small in size but large by its history. discovered by the Portuguese in 1444, the island was chased crossed between French, English, Dutch and Portuguese. All memoirs of colonization and slavery of the black race are concentrated in this site. Lunch in the island and back with the boat for the visit of the craft village of Soumbedioune. Dinner in avery typical restaurant.