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Senegal Explorer: From Vibrant Cities to Wild Reserves

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Duration

11 Days 10 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Senegal Explorer: From Vibrant Cities to Wild Reserves

Embark on an extraordinary 11-day journey through Senegal, a land of diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and remarkable wildlife. The “Senegal Explorer: From Vibrant Cities to Wild Reserves” itinerary invites you to immerse yourself in the heart of West Africa, from the bustling cities to the serene game reserves.

Firstly, the adventure in Dakar, the dynamic capital, where you’ll step onto the historic Goree Island, bearing witness to its poignant past. However, the next day unfolds in Thies, where the National Gallery of Tapestry unfurls vibrant stories through intricate threads.

A highlight follows with a safari in the Bandia Game Reserve, where you’ll encounter majestic creatures in their natural habitat. The twin villages of Joal and Fadiouth provide a unique cultural experience, symbolizing Senegal’s harmonious blend of religions and traditions.

Venturing into the UNESCO-listed Niokolo Koba Game Reserve, nature enthusiasts will revel in the diversity of wildlife within this protected sanctuary. In addition, the spiritual aura of Touba invites contemplation and awe, as you explore its grand mosque and absorb the serene ambiance.

The surreal Pink Lake offers a chance to experience natural wonders, where the high salt content allows for buoyant relaxation. Also, return to Dakar sets the stage for a captivating tour of Saint Louis, a city steeped in colonial history and vibrant markets.

A riverboat excursion along the Senegal River provides a tranquil interlude, allowing you to appreciate the scenic beauty and observe local riverine life.

Finally, this meticulously curated journey concludes with a farewell in Dakar, leaving you with indelible memories and a deeper appreciation for Senegal’s cultural tapestry and natural wonders. The “Senegal Explorer” itinerary promises an enriching adventure that will resonate long after your return.

Highlights

  • Goree Island Excursion
  • Niokolo Koba Game Reserve Adventure
  • Twin Village Experience
  • Pink Lake and Dakar
  • Tour of Saint Louis - Colonial Charm
  • Saint Louis - River Excursion
  • City Tour in Dakar

Day 1: Arrival in Dakar, Senegal

  • Arrive in Dakar and settle into your accommodation.
  • Get ready to embark on a journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Senegal.

Day 2: Dakar - Goree Island Excursion

  • Explore Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its poignant history and vibrant culture.
  • Visit the House of Slaves and the Museum of Women to gain insight into Senegal's past

Day 3: Thies - National Gallery of Tapestry

  • Journey to Thies and visit the National Gallery of Tapestry.
  • Immerse yourself in the intricate tapestries that tell the stories of Senegal's rich cultural heritage.

Day 4: Bandia Game Reserve Safari

  • Embark on a thrilling safari in the Bandia Game Reserve.
  • Encounter diverse wildlife, including giraffes, rhinos, and various bird species.

Day 5: Joal and Fadiouth - Twin Village Experience

  • Explore the unique twin villages of Joal and Fadiouth, connected by a wooden bridge.
  • Witness the seamless blend of Christian and Muslim cultures in this charming coastal setting.

Day 6: Niokolo Koba Game Reserve Adventure

  • Head to the UNESCO-listed Niokolo Koba Game Reserve, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Enjoy game drives and be captivated by the incredible biodiversity.

Day 7: Touba - Holy City Exploration

  • Visit the holy city of Touba, a spiritual center for the Mouride Brotherhood.
  • Explore the Grand Mosque and soak in the serene atmosphere.

Day 8: Pink Lake and Dakar

  • Experience the surreal Pink Lake, renowned for its high salt content.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to float effortlessly on its surface before returning to Dakar.

Day 9: Tour of Saint Louis - Colonial Charm

  • Explore Saint Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colonial architecture and vibrant markets.
  • Discover the unique blend of cultures that define this historic city.

Day 10: Saint Louis - River Excursion

  • Embark on a scenic riverboat tour along the Senegal River.
  • Marvel at the rich birdlife and observe the daily life of local fishing communities

Day 11: Departure

  • Enjoy your final morning in Senegal. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute exploration or shopping.
  • Depart from Dakar with cherished memories of your Senegalese adventure.

  • 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
  • Gratuity
  • Personal expenses like internet usage, and telephone charges

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