Day 1: Arrive in Dakar. Upon arrival in Dakar, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Djollof Dakar or similar.
Day 2: Dakar – City tour – Goree island. After breakfast, tour Dakar. Pass the colourful markets of Sandaga, Tiline and Kermel. Observe the Great Mosque, Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, the IFAN Museum, where a fine collection of West African masks is housed, the Cathedral, and the shopping centers on Pompidou Avenue. Then,visit the craft village of Soumbedioune.
In the afternoon, take a ferry boat to visit the famous/infamous Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Observe the “Door of No Return” through which millions of Africans passed on the way to slavery in the Americas. The tour includes a visit to the ethnographic museum and a lecture by the curator on the history of Goree Island. Late afternoon, return to Dakar. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Overnight at Hotel Djollof or similar.
Day 3: Dakar – Pink Lake – Thies. After breakfast, depart to Pink Lake, a rare natural phenomena caused by a unique combination of microorganism and high concentration of salts which gives the lake its pink color. Interact with the women harvesting salt and visit the Fulani village where you will be welcomed by the Chief and his wives. Later, travel to Thies and visit the National Gallery of Tapestry. Then, continue to Toubab Dialaw. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight at Hotel Djollof or similar.
Day 4: Toubab Dialaw – Bandia Park. After breakfast depart Sabobade for a tour by four wheel drive vehicle of Bandia, an animal game reserve. Chance to see wildlife such as Crocodiles, Antelopes, Rhinoceros, Monkey, Buffalos, Giraffe among others. Observe the legendary big Baobab tree which has been used during the past century as cemetery. Inside the private game reserve there is a bar restaurant where you may stop and take some refreshment. Continue to Saly beach resort. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Bougainvilleas or similar.
Day 5: Saly – Joal Fadiouth. Joal birthplace of Senegal’s first President, Leopold Sedar Senghor and it’s picturesque twin, Fadiouth a village covered with oyster and clam shells. The food supplies are housed in granaries built on stilts. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Bougainvilleas or similar.
Day 6: Niokolo Koba Game Reserve. Early morning depart to the national park of Niokolo Koba, via Kaolack, Kaffrine, Koumpentoum, Tambacounda. Late in the afternoon arrive at Simenti lodge deep inside the game reserve, Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Simenti Lodge or similar.
Day 7: Niokolo Koba Game Reserve. Guided tour on four wheel drive, Morning and evening game drives watch the wildlife such as Horse Antelope, Elephants, Monkeys, Lions, Bush Pigs, Hippos, Crocodiles etc. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Simenti Lodge or similar.
Day 8: Niokolo Koba Game Reserve - Kedougou. After breakfast, depart to Kedougou through Bassari area where you will see a fantastic landscape. Stop for lunch at Salemata then continue to Camp, Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Campement Dioulaba or similar.
Day 9: Kedougou. After breakfast drive to Dindefelo. After a 30 minutes foot climb you will reach the spectacular 80 meters waterfall. You may take a bath here. After your Picnic lunch you will cross Niokolo Badiar to Darou Salam Camp for dinner and overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight at Campement Dioulaba or similar.
Day 10: Kedougou – St. Louis. Depart Kedougou after breakfast heading to St. Louis, Senegal’s former colonial capital. Arrive in the afternoon and check into the Hotel, Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Hotel du Cap or similar.
Day 11: Saint Louis. Full day tour of Senegal’s former capital with its narrow streets and colonial architecture. Evening at leisure before dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Hotel du Cap or similar.
Day 12: St. Louis – Touba – Dakar. After breakfast, depart St Louis for Dakar, while en route visit the Holy City of Touba, founded in the middle of the desert by Ahmadou Bamba, a revered Holyman who started the Pan Africanism struggles in Senegal. You will stop for lunch at Diourbel and continue to Dakar where you will have dinner in a local restaurant. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast Overnight at Djollof Dakar or similar.
Day 13: Depart Dakar. Today, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast.
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