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Discovering Hidden Islands of the Senegal River



1 day

Go to the Flamingo pontoon where your boat awaits you for a trip to the north in unknown lands! By sailing, you will leave the city of Saint-Louis behind to meet green islets and small isolated villages, the natural border between Mauritania and Senegal.

During this crossing of the river, you may have the chance to meet hard-working fish or shrimp fishermen on your way with whom you can bargain for your lunch … An adequate exercise to develop your negotiating skills! The most impressive mangroves will present themselves to you as well as the thousands of birds that inhabit them and which land daily on their tentacles.

The visit to Bop Thior Island will be an opportunity to learn a little more about the conflicts and difficulties experienced by the populations who share this border. During a short walk you will have the opportunity to visit their village, the children’s school and possibly their house. Thus, you will learn that drinking water, which comes to them from Saint-Louis, is not common in these corners as is electricity and that most men leave several months of the year in Kayar, Mbour or even Djiffer to get fish.

This walk will end with a picnic of grilled fish and shrimp under the palm trees in the shade of the sun. At the end of the afternoon, your nautical carriage will take you back to Saint-Louis.


Take advantage of preferential rates negotiated with our partners.

For a personalized quote, group rates or any special request, please complete the form below:


  • For 4 people:      € 55 net per person
  • For 3 people:      € 65 net per person
  • For 2 people:      € 90 net per person


These prices include:

  • French speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch with drinks on the island of Bop Thiorasque, backpack
  • Motorized fuel boat ride and skipper included

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