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Tam Tam

This circuit will take you around Senegal in ten days via Gambia with this circuit you will discover Senegal from the depths

per adult from

$3,013

AUD

Duration

11 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • 10x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • cars, tickets, driver, fuel, guide, museum,
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Retba
    • Entry/Admission - Lompoul Desert
    • Entry/Admission - Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
    What's excluded :
    • tips and drinks

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

    Pass By: Blaise Diagne International Airport, Ndiass, Senegal
    Arrival and transfer to the hotel

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at lodge des almadies

    Day 2: Dakar / Gorée Island / Lac Rose

    Stop At: Dakar, Dakar, Dakar Region
    ou start the visit of the city of Dakar, we admire the architecture and some places and monuments, like the colonial station from where the famous Dakar-Bamako train still leaves, up to the pier
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Goree Island, Goree Island, Dakar Region
    we will take the ferry to the island of Gorée, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, in the middle of the narrow alleys, pretty little houses in bright colors, bougainvillea and craft shops, we do not fail to visit the Maison del Esclaves, a colonial house from 1776 where the slaves were locked up before being set on the road for the Americas, we also visit the Bastions with a magnificent view of the whole island. We have lunch at a local restaurant
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Salim au lac rose

    Day 3: Lac Rose / Lompoul

    Stop At: Lake Retba, Rufisque Senegal
    We set off to explore Lac Rose, a lagoon surrounded by dunes, where the waters take on a curious pink color due to the mineral salts present (famous for being the last stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally). Let's take a suggestive tour of the salt marshes by pirogue, here we can observe the inhabitants in their daily life
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lompoul Desert, Dakar Senegal
    direction in the desert of Lompoul, lunch in Thiès and continuation in the famous desert of Lompoul, where you can take a walk or on a camel ride on the golden dunes
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at lompoul lodge or lompoul ecolodge

    Day 4: Lompoul / Djoudj / Saint-Louis

    Stop At: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis Senegal
    departure for a visit to the Djoudj ornithological park, open from November to April, it is an incredible site for bird watching on the estuary of the Senegal river, a canoe excursion that will allow us to admire a large quantity of 'bird species, such as: Pelicans, cormorants, ospreys and flamingos, with the possibility of seeing even the rare sea turtles that inhabit this area.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Stop At: Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis Region
    Return to Saint-Louis and lunch based on thiéboudieune, the typical national dish, (risotto with tomato sauce and served with fried fish in a specialty of Senegalese gastronomy). In the afternoon, visit the colonial city in a horse-drawn carriage: LThe historic center of Saint Louis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Governor's Palace (outside visit), the fishermen's quarter of Guet N'Dar , a very narrow boulevard full of fish (teeming with activity), and the craft and art workshops, where you will find beautiful local sculptures and paintings.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Mermoz hotel in Saint Louis

    Day 5: St Louis / Touba / Kaolack

    Stop At: Touba, Touba, Diourbel Region
    leaves for Touba, holy city capital of the Mourid brotherhood. We visit the impressive finely decorated mosque (characteristic of the five minarets and six mausoleums, including that of Cheick Amadou Bamba, founder of the sect)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kaolack, Kaolack, Kaolack Region
    We continue to Kaolack, then we visit the Peulh (ethnic minority) and have lunch at a local restaurant along the way.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Relais de Kaolack

    Day 6: Kaolack / Gambia / Ziguinchor / Egay Island

    Stop At: Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance
    We leave for Casamance crossing the Gambia. Along the way, we stop for lunch in Ziguinchor. After a jump in the capital, continue to the island of Egay. Beautifully located in one of the most secret and wildest corners. Visit the sacred cheese maker of Diokher, the Diambalang impluvium hut. Then continue on the island.
    Eggueye Island, a quiet place in the heart of the mangrove, is 20 minutes by canoe from the national road which connects Ziguinchor to Cap Skirring. In the island a deep silence of the interrupted by the folds of the spotted Hyena at night. If you pass by there, I suggest you take a break before the place is caught in the fury of our time. An oasis of peace in a well-preserved mangrove environment.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ecolodge d'Egueye

    Day 7: Carabane / Cap Skirring

    Stop At: Elinkin, Elinkin, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance
    we leave for Elinkine, where we go by motorized canoe on the island of Carabane for lunch, an old Portuguese then French colonial outpost. We visit the island, an important center for the exchange of local products and for the transit of passengers to the different tributaries of the Casamance river delta. Breakfast in a local restaurant
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Oussouye, Oussouye, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance
    We return to the mainland and continue to Oussouye, crossing some traditional villages. In these villages, we can witness scenes of daily life such as the preparation of palm wine. (Depending on your availability, we have the opportunity to meet the king of Bobedioum in the sacred forest)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at the Maya hotel or the no Stress residence



    Day 8: Cap Skirring

    Stop At: Cap Skirring, Senegal
    the day to enjoy the fantastic Cap Skirring beach. Free lunch. Afternoon visit to the sacred cheese maker and its DIOLA museum: This open-air museum shows all the objects of the Diola traditions, musical instrument, tools used for fishing, cooking, African fetishes, the outfits of traditional wrestlers with the different colored loincloths according to the age class, the material used to collect the palm wine, all the utensils are made with elements drawn from nature.


    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: free lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Maya Hotel or No Stress Residence



    Day 9: Capskiring / Banjul

    Stop At: Banjul, Banjul, Banjul Division
    we leave for the capital of Gambia Banjul, located in the lungs of Senegal. We cross the Gambia again and make a "city tour" of the capital Banjul, including its lively market, visit the sacred crocodiles of Katchikali.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Atlantic hotel or similar

    Day 10: Banjul / saly

    Stop At: Saly, Saly, La Petite Cote, Thies Region
    After early morning a long transfer to return to Senegal: We cross the river on board a barge a real headache with the ferry and the formalities but we ask you to have great patience because here people do not calculate no time but the main thing is crossing: Once we cross the border we head towards Saly
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at the bougainvillea hotel.



    Day 11: Saly- joal Fadiout

    Stop At: Joal Fadiouth, Joal Fadiouth, La Petite Cote, Thies Region
    We leave for Joal to visit Fadiout, a small island entirely made of shells. In this enchanting place, we can admire the Cathedral, with a magnificent view of the granaries on stilts and the colorful cemetery mixing Muslims and Christians, (great example of religious tolerance)
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: End of our services
  • Departure Point :
    1: Dakar, Senegal
    2: Saly, Senegal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    wherever you settle we can pick upAirports
    • Blaise Diagne Intl. Airport, Dakar Senegal
    Ports
    • Port De Dakar, Dakar-Plateau, Dakar, Senegal
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Dakar Travels

Activity ID: V-245196P4

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