Secret of Senegal Day 1 transfer to the hotel. At the gîte chez Salim Day 2 Pink Lake – Lompoul Desert After breakfast, depart to explore the lake. Its characteristic pink colour caused by bacteria, which produce a red pigment to absorb sunlight giving the lake its colour. With its 380g of salt per litre. […]
departure after breakfast then ride in quad or 4x4 around the lake on the last traces of the rally - Paris-Dakar, For biologists, Lake Retba enters the category of extreme environments because of its high concentration of salt (from 80 g to 300 g / l of salt per liter). As a comparison, this salt concentration of seawater is of the order of 32 g / l .then visit a traditional village and return for lunch. Continuation on Saint louis. Dinner and overnight.
Departure after breakfast direction to the Djoudj National Park here is a small natural paradise for thousands of migratory birds resting after the long crossing of the Sahara. For this winged and flying people, the Djoudj, a warm and aquatic universe, represents the first accessible water point after the arid vastness of the desert. Created in 1971, it is the third bird sanctuary in the world: some 3 million migratory birds distributed in more than 350 species. Lunch in the par and return on saint louis in DP
Departure after breakfast for the carriage ride in the historic city, the district of the fishermen Guet Ndar one of the most populated of Africa. Then visit Saint Louis, Former capital of West Africa, Saint-Louis of Senegal has an exceptional past, built by the French in West Africa, the History of Saint-Louis merges with that of colonization. The architectural and cultural heritage is such that Saint-Louis of Senegal was classified in the year 2000 as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Its famous Faidherbe bridge connecting it to the mainland dates back to 1865. It is the initiative of Governor Louis Faidherbe, an engineering officer graduated from Polytechnique. Lunch in Saint Louis. Continuation on Saly diner and overnight
Departure after breakfast to visit the Bandia Reserve. Constituting a small jewel of ecological success by the surprising regeneration of its flora and the reintroduction of large mammals of Africa, disappeared sometimes for centuries.
Its 3.500 ha of large antelopes, with gazelles in a grandiose environment of giant baobabs, thorny bushes and capricious lianas. Rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, an unforgettable safari. Lunch at the lagoon of Somone or poponguine and continuation of stay in the island of Goree. DP