UNE BELLE APPROCHE DE LA SOCIETE SENEGALAISE
THE GUIDE'S EYE
An original route associated with meetings into unforgettable bush!
Airport transfer included
canoe discovery Saloum Delta
Meeting with different ethnicities
Visit Goree Island
4x4 excursions in the Lompoul desert
Visit the millet granaries on stilts
Discovery of the Pink Lake
Carriage tour of St. Louis
From 510 € excluding air
08 days / 7 nights
OUR STRENGTHS AND YOUR ADVANTAGES
Day 1 France / Dakar
Start your area and transfer to the departure airport
Assistance to check in and take off for Dakar.
Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight
Day 2: Dakar / Gorée Island / Saloum Island
Departure for a city tour of Dakar, the economic and cultural capital. Guests will be lead through the narrow streets of the city to discover the colorful local markets and impressive colonial villas . At the heart of the city, you'll relapse in the past steeped in history.
Continue for a boat crossing to the island of Gorée . You will visit this island to this island vegetation lush . Of volcanic origin, Goree Island is protected from the wind and is the ideal refuge for sinners boats. The remains primarily a symbolic place in memory of the slave trade . Lunch on the island.
Return to Dakar . Continue to the Saloum Island, a natural area south of the country.
Dinner and overnight
Day 3: Saloum Island
Departure for a boat ride in the Saloum Delta , a World Heritage Site by Unesco . Composed of many inlets , it is the place of refuge for many varieties of birds and local people preserve this exceptional site by avoiding deforestation.
Introduction to fishing to enjoy your grilled fish at lunch. Standing in afternoon departure for a walking tour and visit the village . Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4: Saloum / Touba / Lompoul
Road North in Sahelian regions . These are meetings with the Serere ethnic group still very attached to their animist traditions and hospitality in these villages is still very strong. In the Diourbel region , visit a Dahra , fortress built in straw where locals live like monks in prayer and wisdom. Then the savannah is more arid and it is the meeting with the Fulani , an ethnic group of pastoralists so proud of their huge herds of zebu.
Lunch in a cottage in the heart of the bush.
Lompoul arrival in late afternoon. Mounted in the 4X4 dune to discover the beauty of the sand dunes . Walking through the desert at sunset. Dances and percussion under the stars before dinner. Overnight in typical Mauritanian tents
Day 5: Lompoul / St Louis
Breakfast under Mauritanian tents. Descent 4x4 desert to the port Lompoul and witness the arrival of the fishermen surfing the waves with their canoes . Meeting in a bush school with students so proud to have the chance to study .Then road late morning to St Louis . This city founded in 1659 was once nicknamed " the African Venice " because built on an island . Within its streets and alleys , you will see the pink house , the mosque and the many Colonial houses. Carriage ride Lunch at the restaurant . Visit local market with multiple colors in which you will discover a rich and varied crafts (statuettes , masks, rituesl , jewelry, pottery ) . Dinner and overnight at the hotel on the Langue de Barbarie between river and ocean.
Day 6: St Louis / Djoudj / St Louis
Departure for the Djoudj bird sanctuary. This 16,000 hectare park is a real paradise for birds and bird sanctuary is ranked third in the world. During the visit of the reserve , you will probably meet with flamingos or pelicans that are part of the 400 species found in the park. Then , boat ride surrounded by a multitude of varieties of birds . Back to the hotel, lunch, diner and overnight.
Day 7: St Louis / Thies
Departure for Thies. Visit the exploitation of forests palmyra of this Region.
This variety of the palm tree is cultivated in Senegal The tree is an important part of the economy and what it is used for building frames, crafts but also food Continue to the lake Pink. Lunch at the restaurant . In the afternoon , tour of the lake 4X4. This lagoon surrounded by dunes, has a water incredible colors ranging from pink to purple depending on the season. The concentration of salt in the lake so important that local people extract by hand As patches. Meeting with the salt gatherers living conditions so difficult. Dinner and overnight at the cottage Rose Lake
Day 8: Dakar / France
Next flight schedules , transfer to the airport of Dakar. Flight for France
Day 9: France
Arriving in France and transfer to your departure city.
Formalities : valid passport 6 months after date of return
USEFUL INFORMATION ON SENEGAL
SENEGAL -type program. This can be rearranged depending on the number of group locally and depending on hotel availability but within the entire program of visits.
The toilets for buses ( where they exist ) are closed for various reasons : Passenger Safety (often steep and winding roads ) , heat ... However, the bus makes frequent and regular stops during the day.
The importance of traffic around Dakar can lengthen the transfer time.