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Walking with the Lions in Fathala Reserve

DAY 1: DAKAR- LAKE ROSE - SAINT LOUIS  (About 280km / 05h)

  • Departure from Dakar in the morning to reach Lac Rose.

  • Tour du Lac, visit to a Fulani village, visit to the salt collectors.

  • Unmissable swimming in the salt lake and unforgettable sensation. Above all, don't forget to rinse off with fresh water! Lunch at the restaurant of the Trarza hotel then drive to Saint Louis, the former capital of French West Africa. Installation, dinner and overnight at La Poste hotel.

DAY 2: SAINT LOUIS - DJOUDJ ORNITHOLOGICAL PARK - SAINT LOUIS  (About 120km / 02h)
In the morning, visit the Djoudj ornithological park. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the 1st water point after crossing the Sahara for migratory birds: cormorants, pelicans, whistling ducks, fishing eagles ... but also crocodiles, monitor lizards, warthogs and jackals are present. About 350 species are referenced there. Visit in a dugout canoe through the backwaters. Lunch at the park restaurant and return to Saint Louis. In the afternoon, carriage tour of the old colonial city: the Faidherbe Bridge, the homes of notables with old-fashioned charm, the Town Hall, the Cathedral, the Aéropostale Museum and the fishermen's quarter of Guet Ndar with multicolored canoes. Dinner and overnight at La Poste hotel.

DAY 3: SAINT LOUIS - TOUBA - SINE SALOUM (About 420km / 08h)
Departure from Saint Louis in the direction of the holy city of Touba, home to one of the most important Muslim brotherhoods (Les Mourides) in the country. Visit the large mosque of Touba and continue across the Ferlo to Kaolack. Lunch at the Kaolack relay.
Road towards the Delta of Sine Saloum and more precisely to Simal.


Horse riding or walking in the surroundings of Simal to discover the culture of the Serer ethnic group or relax on one of the banks of the Sine Saloum Delta in order to enjoy the magnificent sunset.
Dinner and overnight in the Simal Ecolodge huts

DAY 4: SINE SALOUM - DAKAR (About 140km / 02:30 am)

In the morning stroll in a dugout in the bolongs to observe the birds or initiation to traditional fishing: fishing with long lines or hawks. After lunch in Simal, drive to Joal, hometown of former President of the Republic of Senegal Léopold Sédar.Senghor. Visit of the island of Fadiouth by canoe or on foot, its shell cemetery where Christian and Muslim burials mix; one of the island's curiosities is the millet granaries perched on stilts. Return to Dakar or Saly in the late afternoon.

PRICES IN EUROS PER PERSON (Prices given as an indication and subject to change without notice)

1prs.            2prs.          3prs +.            5prs. +

580€           500 €        480 €             360€

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Cancellation:

  • D-7 to D-3: 25%

  • D-2 at no show: 50%

 

Included

  • Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels

  • Full board (from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on day 4).

  • Vehicle with fuel, driver and guide or driver / guide depending on the number of people. All costs for drivers and guides.

  • All the excursions mentioned and visiting rights.

 

Not included

  • Drinks, water, personal expenses, New Years Eve and tips.

 

Remarks

  • Guide speaking French or English, other languages ​​on request.

  • Possibility of rental, quads, 4 × 4 or truck at Lac Rose for dune tour and beach; Consult us.

  • Djoudj park is closed from the end of May to the beginning of October. The excursion can be replaced by another in the Guembeul reserve.

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