The Face Of Senegal WG2

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Get to know the intriguing country of Senegal better on this trip which explore the key historical and cultural sites of the country.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour, Fully Flexible
Start Location: Dakar, Senegal
End Location: Dakar, Senegal
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 15

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- As described

Excludes
- International flights

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Dakar - Arrival in Dakar. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your 4 stars hotel in Dakar. Overnight on bed and breakfast basis
Day 02. Dakar/Goree - Breakfast in hotel. This morning you will visit the capital city of Senegal. You will visit its main squares, stop at the President’s Palace with its very impressive red Spahi Guards. Stop at the Parliament House, the Great Mosque and the Cathedral. Visit the picturesque and always lively district of Medina , the Fann residential district featuring a new Senegalese architecture style, the Cheikh Anta Diop University and the handicraft village of Soumbedioune. At noon transfer to Goree Island by ferry boat. Lunch in Goree and afternoon tour of the island classified by Unesco, monument of the world cultural patrimony. Visit the House of Slave with the Door of No return , visit the historic museum, the Fort, the auction block and the church. Down the streets of Goree, meet the inhabitants and interact with them. Return to Dakar at the end of the day. Dinner in a typical restaurant where you can also enjoy the Senegalese food. Overnight at your hotel .
Day 03. Dakar/Pink Lake/Saint Louis - Breakfast at your hotel. Leave Dakar around 9:00 am for the northern part of Senegal. After passing by the Niayes area ( green belt of Dakar) you will reach the Pink Lake Retba. In this rare natural phenomenon you will admire the lake sparkling under the sun rays as a huge pink tainted mirror surrounded by the sand dunes. You will meet the salt harvesters, visit the Fulani village. Lunch in a restaurant near the lake and continuation to Saint-Louis in the afternoon, visiting Thies one of the main cities of Senegal and visiting Wolof traditional villages. Arrive in Saint Louis .Dinner and overnight at your 3 stars hotel in Saint –Louis
Day 04. Saint –Louis/Djoudj/Saint –Louis - Breakfast in your hotel. In the morning leave for Djoudj park, third ornithological park of the world. Here are gathered various and numerous birds from all around the world. You will admire the thousands of birds in their natural habitat on the banks of the Senegal river. Return to Saint-Louis at noon. Lunch in a typical restaurant of the city.Afternoon visit of Saint –Louis former capital of Senegal and French West African Colonies. Visit the historic center in horse –drawn carriage. Visit the old colonial houses, visit the fishermen district of Guet Ndar, the market place of Ndar Toute. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 05. Saint –Louis/Touba/Kaolack - After breakfast, leave Saint –Louis for Kaolack. On the way visit some traditional rural markets, traditional villages. Upon arrival in Touba, visit the Mosque, certainly the biggest and richest one in West African decorated with crystal, silver, gold and fine marmor. Visit this holy city founded by late Cheikh Bamba spiritual leader of the Mourid community. Lecture on Mouridism and meet some of the actual spiritual guides of the community. Lunch on the way to Kaolack where you will arrive in the afternoon. Visit Kaolack, capital of the peanut belt. Visit the market rich of medicinal herbs, colourful African fabrics and tye –dye material. Dinner and overnight at your 3 stars lodge.
Day 06. Kaolack/Toubacouta - Breakfast at your hotel. Leave Kaolack for the Saloum river delta near the border with Gambia. You will visit Serer villages and some Mandingo villages in these areas rich of ethnicity. Arrive in Toubacouta for lunch at your 3 stars lodge. In the afternoon, visit the fishermen village of Missirah, meet the traditional healer in Toubacouta village. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about traditional medicine and healing in Senegal. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 07. Toubacouta/Saly - After breakfast , departure through the villages of Passi and Sokone for Foundiougne where by ferry boat you will cross the Saloum river in a beautiful environment classified MAB ( Man and Biosphere) by UNESCO. Visit Joal and Fadiouth with its shells cemetery, its Council of Elders whom you will meet with. Lunch in Joal. Afternoon visit Mbour and arrive in Saly by the end of the day. Dinner and overnight at your 4 stars hotel in Saly
Day 08. Saly/Dakar - Breakfast at your hotel in Saly. Day at leisure for packing and relax on the beach Transfer to the airport of Dakar in due time for your departing flight