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Explore Senegal at Its Peak (8 Days)

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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Exploring Senegal at its Pinnacle.

This eight-day tour, titled “Explore Senegal at Its Peak,” is an exciting and comprehensive journey through some of the most iconic destinations in Senegal. This West African country is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, diverse wildlife, and natural beauty, and this tour offers an opportunity to experience all of these aspects in one unforgettable trip.

The tour begins in the bustling capital city of Dakar, where travelers can immerse themselves in the local culture, visit the African Renaissance Monument, the Dakar Grand Mosque, and explore the colorful markets. The following day, the tour takes visitors to Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its role in the Atlantic slave trade. Here, travelers will visit the Maison des Esclaves, a museum that tells the story of the island’s dark past. Afterwards, the tour heads to the Pink Lake, known for its stunning pink hues caused by a unique combination of algae and bacteria.

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The tour then heads north to Saint Louis, the former capital of Senegal, where travelers can visit the Faidherbe Bridge, the Saint Louis Cathedral, and explore the narrow streets of the old town with its colonial architecture. A day trip to the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary offers a chance to see the thousands of migratory birds that flock to the wetland reserve every year.

The tour then takes visitors to the Lompoul Desert for a camel ride through the golden sand dunes before returning to Dakar for more exploration of the city and a return visit to the Pink Lake to witness the stunning sunset over the lake.

The Sine Saloum Delta is the next destination, a unique ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife and bird species, where travelers can take a boat ride through the mangroves and enjoy a traditional Senegalese lunch in a local village.

The tour ends with a visit to Ngor Island, a peaceful and picturesque island located just off the coast of Dakar, where travelers can explore sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and the quaint fishing village. Finally, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant provides a perfect way to end the journey.

Overall, this tour is perfect for travelers who want to experience the best of Senegal, from its bustling cities to its tranquil natural wonders. With a knowledgeable guide and carefully crafted itinerary, this tour offers an immersive and unforgettable experience for all who embark on it.

Highlights

  • Goree Island and Pink Lake
  • Saint Louis and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
  • Lompoul Desert
  • Dakar and Pink Lake
  • Sine Saloum Delta
  • Dakar and Ngor Island

Day 1: Arrival in Dakar
Day 1: Arrival in Dakar

Upon arrival in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, you will be welcomed by our guide who will transfer you to your hotel. You can spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own or take a guided tour to visit the African Renaissance Monument, the Dakar Grand Mosque, and the colorful markets.

Day 2: Goree Island and Pink Lake
Day 2: Goree Island and Pink Lake

After breakfast, you will take a ferry to Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its role in the Atlantic slave trade. You will visit the Maison des Esclaves, a museum that tells the story of the island's dark past. After lunch, you will travel to the Pink Lake, known for its stunning pink hues caused by a unique combination of algae and bacteria.

Day 3: Saint Louis and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Day 3: Saint Louis and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will leave Dakar and travel north to Saint Louis, the former capital of Senegal. You will visit the Faidherbe Bridge, a historical landmark that connects the island to the mainland, and the Saint Louis Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in West Africa. In the afternoon, you can take a walk through the narrow streets of the old town and admire the colonial architecture. You will also take a day trip to the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a wetland reserve that is home to over 400 species of birds. You will take a boat ride through the mangrove forests and see the thousands of migratory birds that flock to the sanctuary every year.

Day 4: Lompoul Desert
Day 4: Lompoul Desert

After breakfast, you will leave Saint Louis and travel to the Lompoul Desert, a beautiful expanse of golden sand dunes. You will take a camel ride through the dunes and enjoy a traditional Senegalese lunch before returning to your hotel.

Day 5: Dakar and Pink Lake
Day 5: Dakar and Pink Lake

After breakfast, you will return to Dakar and visit the IFAN Museum, one of the largest museums in West Africa. You will also visit the Dakar Grand Mosque and the colorful markets. In the afternoon, you will travel back to the Pink Lake to witness the stunning sunset over the lake.

Day 6" Sine Saloum Delta
Day 6" Sine Saloum Delta

After breakfast, you will travel to the Sine Saloum Delta, a unique ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife and bird species. You will take a boat ride through the mangroves and enjoy a traditional Senegalese lunch in a local village.

Day 7: Dakar and Ngor Island
Day 7: Dakar and Ngor Island

After breakfast, you will visit Ngor Island, a peaceful and picturesque island located just off the coast of Dakar. You will take a boat ride to the island and spend the day exploring its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and quaint fishing village. In the afternoon, you will return to Dakar and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Departure from Dakar
Day 8: Departure from Dakar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. This eight-day tour takes you on a journey through some of the most iconic destinations in Senegal, giving you a glimpse of the country's diverse culture, history, wildlife, and natural beauty. Book your tour today and get ready for an unforgettable journey through Senegal at its peak.

  • Arrival and departure support and guidance
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel for both arrival and departure
  • Lodging at the specified hotels
  • Private vehicle transportation
  • Proficient tour guides
  • Entrance fees to various attractions
  • Included meals are breakfasts and water
  • Overnight in a 5-star Hotel - Breakfast and Dinner
  • Visa expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Personal expenses like internet usage, and telephone charges

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