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Tour tam-tam

Banjul, The Gambia
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Duration

7 jours 6 nuits

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

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Overview

Tour Tam-Tam

Tour tam-tam in Casamance offers you an authentic journey to the heart of Casamance’s culture. Along the water, in the wake of the bolongs. Discover a territory full of mysteries, where islands and palm groves hide warm little villages. Live a unique experience and enjoy the unequalled friendliness of your Senegalese hosts.

Tour Tam-Tam : This is an entirely wooden instrument, dug from the first position of the trunk. Its realization remains mysterious and secret. Some allow villages to communicate with each other; Only insiders can affect this communication

Tam-tam discovery of Casamance: The traditional societies of Diola in Casamance, which gives an important place to the spirit of community and religion, based on kinship and the establishment of age groups. It is run by a king, assisted by assistants and so habitual that guarantee social cohesion,

Tour tam-tam : Lower Casamance is especially famous for its impluvium huts, which surprise by their original and above all ingenious look. These are collective dwellings with roofs sloping inwards. The aim is to create a skylight. The subdued lighting thus made it possible to illuminate a central room which gives access to numerous bedrooms. A few families share the residence, but they each have their own separate part. The central room is therefore the only common place in this strange dwelling.

These ingenious installations also serve as a rainwater tank, hence the expression “where the water falls” which designates them. Impluvium huts can be found in several villages in the region. It is possible to visit some of them with the agreement of the families living there. The impluvium huts in the villages of Enampor, Séléki and Oussouye are renowned.

M’Lomp
The architecture of Lower Casamance is also unique and extraordinary in M’Lomp. Its famous multi-storey huts, found nowhere else, have made this surprising village famous. This technical feat impresses with its colonnades and superb sculptures

Cap Skiring
The tam tam tower will guide us to Cape Skiring can boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. The sea here is at a perfect temperature all year round. Its climate is very pleasant and enjoys a light breeze at all times. It is the perfect place for those who wish to relax by the sea and enjoy the sun. Many resorts have been established over the years, making it an important tourist resort. Canoe trips in the “bolongs” are particularly interesting in the vicinity of Cape Skiring.

Diembéring
The town of Diembéring is much more traditional than Cap Skiring, as tourism has not yet changed the lifestyle of its inhabitants. It is thus possible with the all tam tam for visitors to take part in one of the many traditional festivals organised by its inhabitants. The beach of this town, located 9 km from Cap Skiring, is recommended to all those who are looking for tranquillity. On site, one also has the opportunity to discover the working methods of the local fishermen.

 

 

 

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Saly

Arrival, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel.


DAY 2 : SALY-CASAMANCE

Departure after breakfast for the crossing of the Gambia River, followed by the visa formalities. Lunch at the flowered relay and continuation to Ziguinchor, considered as the most beautiful region of Senegal, capital of Casamance. Installation at the hotel Kandiandoumagne or similar. Stroll in dugout canoe on the Casamance River. Dinner and night at the hotel located on the Casamance River with a beautiful panoramic view.

DAY 3 : ZIGUINCHOR-KARABANE

After breakfast, departure for typical animist villages: Dioher with its sacred cheese maker, Ndambalang continuation to the Diola Ethnic Museum in the village of Mlomp lost in the midst of secular cheese makers, continuation to the island of Carabane in dugout canoe. former transit center of slaves. Paradisiac site, with a pleasant climate and a luxuriant vegetation,. In a very favorable environment for the exploitation of sea and river fishing. Dinner and overnight stay at Carabane Lodge.

DAY 4 : KARABANE - CAPSKIRING

Departure after breakfast, transfer to the port of Elinking or Katakalousse via Capskiring, visit of the craft village, Arrival and free lunch. Relaxation on the most beautiful beach in Senegal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel


DAY 5 : ZiGUINCHOR- BANJUL

Departure after breakfast through the rainforest of typical Diolas villages via to the capital of the Gambia (Banjul). Lunch at Makassutu Lodge, continuation for the visit of the sacred crocodiles of Katchikali, the ethnographic museum, vision of the Arch 22' is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the Gambia. The gate is 35 m high and two unknown soldiers, an essential passage, given that Banjul is built on a peninsula. At its top, there is a spectacular view over the town. Dinner and overnight at the hotel


DAY 6 : BANJUL- KAOLACK

Departure after breakfast transfer to Kaolack crossing the ferry with police formalities, requiring patience pic nic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in Kaolack.



DAY 7 : KAOLACK - DAKAR-GOREE

After breakfast late departure for the island of Goree, an island that bears witness to a human experience unprecedented in the history of peoples. Indeed, this "memory island" is for the universal conscience the symbol of the slave trade with its procession of suffering, tears and death. Lunch free on the island, visit of the house of slaves, its streets testifying a sad history of the black African people. Return to Dakar, visit the presidential palace, the monument of the renaissance and dinner in a typical restaurant and transfer to the airport.

Tour's Location

Banjul, The Gambia

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