Discovering the Hidden Islands of the Senegal River




Meet at the Flamingo pontoon where your boat awaits you for a journey north into unknown lands! As you sail, you will leave behind the city of Saint-Louis to meet green islets and small isolated villages, the natural border between Mauritania and Senegal.

During this river crossing, you may have the chance to meet on your way fishermen or shrimp fishermen hard at work with whom you can bargain your lunch… 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 land daily on their tentacles.

The visit to the island of Bop Thior 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 from Saint-Louis, is not common in these areas, nor is electricity, and that most men leave for several months of the year to Kayar, Mbour or even Djiffer to stock up on fish.

This walk will end with a picnic based on 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.


Benefit from preferential rates negotiated with our partner (starting from – rates vary depending on the date).

For a personalized quote or any specific request, please fill out the contact form on the contact page.

  • For 4 people:    € 55 net per person

  • For 3 people:    € 65 net per person

  • For 2 people:    € 90 net per person

These prices include:

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

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