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Circuit in a charming lodge
This 10-day tour takes you through contrasting natural and cultural spaces. We have also chosen to make you live the real Senegal by opting for a full day in the company of a Senegalese family. In the program ? Colors, smells, flavors ... All this in charming hotels throughout your stay. Lodges, guesthouses, rooms on stilts ... A nice mix that will make you live beautiful moments in the land of Teranga.
Arrival in the Senegalese capital
You arrive at Dakar Airport and are met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the friendly Fann Hock district. This charming hotel where decoration rhymes with ecology was created by a French man in love with the continent. The elegantly Saint-Louisian-style hotel opted for an ethical and ecological approach: new buildings made of compressed earth bricks and furniture and decorative elements designed by African craftsmen and artists, mostly Senegalese. This is a good start to your stay!
Dinner and overnight at the hotel
From Lac Rose to the Lompoul Desert
Breakfast then meeting with the guide who will accompany you during this journey of discovery of Senegal. In the morning, departure for the Pink Lake and drive in the car to attend the extraction of salt by means of peaks, a windfall which supports many families of the surrounding villages.
Located a few hundred meters from the ocean, in the heart of a dune and bush landscape, Lac Rose gets its color from a tiny algae which secretes a red pigment in an attempt to counter the significant salinity of its waters. (300gr / liter, 2nd most salty water after the Dead Sea). After this walking tour with your guide, free lunch by the lake then departure for the Lompoul desert.
We can proudly tell you that you are arriving in the most beautiful desert of Senegal, in an incredible dune landscape! To make this unexpected step even more beautiful, you are staying in a small camp that recreates a nomadic, Bedouin atmosphere, with comfortable and charming tents. They were swarmed by the trade winds, nesting on the shoulder of the fine sand dunes. An invitation to dream, the Lompoul camp is a unique site and perfectly integrated into its environment.
Cradled in the sound of the waves, the Atlantic Ocean is only a stone's throw away, and protected by the starry vault, the desert murmurs its secrets to who knows how to listen to it.
Breakfast and dinner included. Free lunch and overnight in camp
Langue de Barbarie National Park
After breakfast, enjoy the tranquility of the desert as you see fit! You can for example take a walk in the dunes, on foot or on the back of a camel (additional charge). Then towards the north of the country, in the village of Sowène between Lompoul and Saint-Louis. Visit along the way to villages and meet women around the cultivation of onion gardens. An opportunity to discuss with them their cultivation methods and the way they market their products.
Your road continues and you arrive at the Ocean & Savannah Lodge which was built on a two hectare domain dotted with acacia, baobab, palm trees, eucalyptus and bougainvillea, facing the Senegal River and the Barbary Language Park. Lunch at the Lodge and then explore the Barbary Language National Park, a park with the most surprising topography listed by Unesco. It’s at the end of the afternoon that your guide will suggest you discover it with a canoe tour of Bird Island. You will be able to observe Caspian and royal terns, Gray-headed gulls, Pelicans, Brown Gulls, sometimes some Flemings. Before that you can enjoy a little nap, swim or walk at the beach or let yourself be tempted by one of the many activities offered by the Lodge. Dinner and overnight in your overwater bungalow, overlooking the Senegal River.
Meals included and night in bungalow
Saint-Louis, cooking workshop and moments of family life
This morning you leave your hotel for a day filled with colors, smells and flavors in a Senegalese family. We will allow you to test your culinary qualities by bringing you into the intimacy of a Senegalese family who will welcome you with open arms. You will also learn to recognize, cut, peel and prepare our good local products!
You go with your guide to meet the members of the family who accompanies you to the market to go and buy everything necessary for the preparation of lunch. Come home to start your meal! You have lunch with your hosts, which allows you to learn more about the customs of the Senegalese.
Djoudj and Saint Louis Park
After breakfast, you will go to Djoudj Park, a natural sanctuary classified by Unesco in 1981. You are in one of the great African wintering sites for migratory birds. An unmissable stopover for nearly 370 species, which take advantage of the 16,000 ha of the park to protect themselves from the rigors of winter in the northern hemisphere. Here coexist purple herons, egrets, jacanas, spatulas, cormorants and even mammals such as reptiles, jackals, monkeys, hyenas and gazelles! You embark in a pirogue to follow the arm of the Senegal river until the resting place of the birds where thousands of migratory species gather for their reproduction.
Back on dry land and departure to Saint-Louis for a free lunch at a local restaurant on the island. In the afternoon, you will take a horse-drawn carriage tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000: its streets at right angles, its colonial houses in ocher colors, its balconies typical of colonization. This ride takes you to the amazing fishing village on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Free dinner and overnight in your guest house.
Breakfast and lunch included. Free dinner and overnight in guest house
Route to the Saloum Delta
Today, you turn your back on Saint-Louis and its undeniable charm to set off for the Delta du Saloum region. On the way, a short stopover in Joal-Fadiouth, the hometown of poet president Léopold Sédar Senghor, which in fact represents the alliance of two municipalities, Joal and Fadiouth linked by a bridge. You will see, Fadiouth is a little wonder! This island is actually entirely made of shells! You visit the village then discover the millet granaries on stilts and the shell cemetery, one of the only funeral places where Catholics and Muslims rest together.
Enjoy your lunch freely! We particularly recommend the Fishermen's Tavern where you can enjoy yourself while enjoying a beautiful view of the shellfish island. You will continue your journey by setting the course for the Sine Saloum region and the Palmarin reserve. Installation at the Lodge des Collines de Niassam, an atypical accommodation, as much by the wild beauty of its natural setting as by the picturesque architecture of some of its rooms…. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and dinner included. Free lunch. Night at the hotel
Ornithological safari & meeting with hyenas
Your Lodge is located in the Palmarin nature reserve on the edge of the Sine Saloum National Park. The deltas of the Sine and Saloum rivers form a diversified ecosystem combining mangroves, mud flats, sandy islets and dry forest. You can easily see a Lesser Flamingo, a Mocking Gull, a gray-headed gull, royal and Caspian terns, etc. In order to preserve this exceptional place, it has been classified by Unesco on the World Natural Heritage list.
After breakfast, you leave for a pirogue cruise on the inlets and rivers commonly known as "Bolongs". It's time to go on a real bird safari and observe the incredible fauna living in the interwoven roots of the mangroves.
Return to the hotel. Free lunch. This will be an opportunity for you to enjoy a little rest by the pool before setting off in a horse-drawn carriage in the savannah to hopefully observe the hyenas that live in the region. Tonight you sleep in a charming Lodge in the heart of nature, ecological and unusual. Here, the energy is solar and the materials used are natural. The Lodge is made up of pretty huts on stilts, perched between the baobabs on the edge of the lagoon or on the flower garden side. The must of this Lodge? Refined cuisine where the latest catch is in the spotlight! In short, a place where nothing is missing that will allow you to live in harmony with people and nature.
Breakfast and dinner included. Free lunch. Night at the hotel
Sine Saloum north, the Fimela region
You leave this morning the fascinating environment of the Lodge of the Hills of Niassam to join a little further north, Fimela, another village of Saloum. Along the way, you pass through the beautiful classified forest of Samba Dia. Your guide will certainly suggest a stopover in the villages of Yayem and Djilor. It will be an opportunity to visit an agricultural cooperative of women who process vegetables, make syrups, etc. A great initiative that allows them to earn an income. If you want to bring back a small souvenir, now is the right time since you will be able to buy their local products!
This evening, you settle in Souimanga Lodge, a small charming address which has only 7 rooms and suites.
Facing a bolong, this lodge blends perfectly with its environment thanks in particular to its original architectural concept. We are here in a model of integration with a hotel structure that has made the bet to scrupulously respect the beauty of the site that hosts it. Free lunch, then you will enjoy moments of relaxation at the lodge. Your Lodge offers massage and treatment services. Do not hesitate to inquire, this is the ideal time to test shea products, etc.
At the end of the afternoon, you go for a walk in the neighboring village of Fimela, also nestled in the bolongs. You will meet the inhabitants who are here mainly from the Serer ethnic group. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Breakfast and dinner included. Free lunch. Night at the hotel
From Sine Saloum to Gorée Island
This morning after breakfast, departure for Dakar then transfer to the pier to go to Gorée Island. Located 4 kilometers off Dakar, this charming island is undoubtedly one of the most attractive places in the country with its ocher-colored houses, its narrow, shaded alleys and its bougainvilleas which descend in cascades along the walls. .
You have lunch freely then set off to explore this island steeped in history and classified by Unesco. You visit the House of Slaves of Gorée which was from the 17th century one of the main bastions of the slave trade and which remains today the witness of a past of suffering.
You settle in a guest house in the heart of a historic building around a tree-filled patio where life is truly good. You will certainly meet Olivier, your host, an expat who likes to share his little haven of peace. We will then invite you to visit a wonderful experience carried out on the island and aimed at his underprivileged children, Keur Khadija. On the program, tutoring and educational awareness. Note that the association plans to create a toy library, film library, media library. She is therefore looking for material donations. Rest of the day free to stroll around the island, meet its inhabitants, once the tourists have left. There is a completely different atmosphere on the island. Free dinner and overnight.
Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner free. Night in guest house
Discovery of Gorée and return
Breakfast then free morning on the island of Gorée. If you wish, we can organize activities such as a kayak trip, canoe or even a djembe course, traditional percussion, an art course etc.
Free lunch. Depending on the schedule of your return flight, launch by boat to Dakar. Possibility of leaving with your guide for a city tour of Dakar in the late afternoon, before continuing to the international airport. Boarding assistance. End of our services.
Breakfast included. Free lunch. End of our services
Price per person for your trip to Senegal
Price based on 2 people: 1620 €
Price based on 4 people: 1354 €
Price based on 6 people: 1184 €
Based on people sharing a double room. Ask us for the single room supplement.
The final price of this tour may vary depending on the number of participants, your departure dates and availability over the selected period.
Included in this tour
Accommodation in a standard double room
The provision of an air-conditioned vehicle
The services of a French-speaking guide driver for the duration of the trip if you are between 2 and 3 participants in the trip
The services of a French-speaking guide and a driver for the entire duration of the trip from 4 participants
Meals as mentioned in the program
Tickets for rowboat trips between Dakar and Gorée Island
Private transfers on arrival and departure from Dakar
Park entries, visits and excursions planned in the program
Not included in this tour
International flights to Senegal
Drinks during meals and meals not mentioned in the program
Tips and personal expenses