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The islands of Saloum

Toubakouta, Fatick Region, Senegal
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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

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Overview

The islands of Saloum

The Saloum Delta stretches on 73 000 ha and allies the water of the river and the Atlantic ocean, the symphony of colors of the sky and the sea, mangroves, baobab trees, beaches and savannah.

The islands of Saloum

The Vegetation and the mild climate make the Delta a haven for many species of birds. Along the way, stop near a baobab and visit of the animisict village. Crossing the forest of Samba Dia, classified by UNESCO, where baobabs mingle with palm trees, coconut and palmyra. Upon arrival in the village of Ndangane, discover Le Pelican Saloum hotel where a traditional welcome juice will be served. A traditional boat will help you for the ride in the mangrove, sanctuary of birds and monkeys. Lunch in the hotel, In the afternoon you will visit the fishing center and the port Joal, where you will see the arrival of the fishermen

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Saly

Arrival, assistance and transfer to the hotel

DAY 2 : Pink Lake-Goree

Departure after the breakfast, visit of Dakar: the local market of tylene, the monument of the revival the place of the independence, the presidential palace, via pier of Goree. A crossing of 20 minutes to reach the island of Goree then lunch then visit the island. overnight in colonial houses

DAY 3 : Goree-joal fadiouth-Saloum islands

After breakfast departure to joal the island shellfish. Joal, hometown of the first former President Léopold Sédar Senghor, while the village connects by a wooden bridge of 500m the island of by Fadiouth. We must not forget that this island has the particularity of being entirely made up of shells! then visit the village with its main street nicknamed "Champs Elysée". Another curiosity is the granaries on stilts or the shell cemetery, places of eternal rest for Catholics and Muslims, then the famous "crab with a pincer". By bright sun, the whiteness of the shells makes this place even more dazzling !! lunch and continue to the Saloum or Simal Lodge on the banks of the Saloum River. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 : Saloum islands

After breakfast, canoe trip to discover this famous mangrove made of aquatic plants. It is a delta formed by the confluence of two rivers, Sine then Saloum. It is also an arm of the sea allowing salt water to enter deeply into the land. Then a fishing party and return for lunch. In the afternoon, ride in a cart in the village and the bush and then return for dinner.

DAY 5 : Saloum Islands - Bandia Reserve

Departure in the morning after breakfast to visit the Bandia Reserve. Apart from the big carnivores, you will discover most of the mammals of Africa: white rhinos, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, Derby elands, Cape elands, oryx, roan horse, nyalas, cobs defassa, cobs of Buffon, big kudu, Impalas, dama gazelles, red-fronted gazelles, warthogs, patas monkeys, green monkeys, jackals, mongooses, but also: crocodiles, then giant giant, ostriches, we must not forget that more than 120 species of birds. Lunch at Somone at Rasta's. Dinner and overnight in a hotel or residence.

Day 7 : Relax in Saly

Relax in Saly

Day 8 : Saly

departure and end of our service

Tour's Location

Toubakouta, Fatick Region, Senegal

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