The Djoudj Birds Natural Park



Half day

Departure in the morning at 8 AM from Saint-Louis to reach the Djoudj (3rd ornithological reserve in the world).

After the entry formalities, you will be able to see during the 7 km of tracks that separate from the pier, warthogs, monitor lizards and some birds. Then we will embark on pirogues for a visit of the backwater.

Observation of thousands of pelicans, African cormorants, ducks… with a bit of luck small crocodiles on the bank. Return at 1 PM.


The departure for the excursion of the Djoudj National Bird Park will be at 7 AM for the greatest pleasure of early risers. The circuit will start with a classic pirogue ride; equipped with your binoculars you will be able to see: white egret, cormorant, African eagle, warthog, pelican, etc.

If you are lucky, a crocodile might even stick its head out of the water to scare you! Then, you will go for a walk and visit the various observation points of the park such as the large lake or the watchtowers that allow you to observe pink flamingos. A passionate guide will whisper to you the well-kept secrets of the Djoudj that are not in the program of many visitors.

In the shade of a Guent observation post, you will stop to enjoy a good picnic. In the early afternoon, you will hit the road again and make a first stop near a small village for a last walk under a less stifling sun, which will be followed by a second stop by the river for an aperitif at the Lampsar lodge. You can enjoy fresh fruit juice, a cold beer or simply water with a fresh air that will lower the temperature. Around 5/6 PM you will be back in the old colonial city of Saint-Louis.

Optional: during the pirogue ride in the Djoudj, you have the possibility to privatize your pirogue to enjoy the landscape in a small committee. Consult us to know the supplement.


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:          € 50 per person (half day)   or  € 85 per person (1 day)
  • For 3 people:          € 65 per person (half day)   or  € 100 per person (1 day)
  • For 2 people:          € 85 per person (half day)   or  € 130 per person (1 day)

Please note: The Djoudj National Bird Park is closed during the rainy season (May to October).

These prices include:

  • Vehicle and transport between Saint-Louis and Djoudj
  • Driver-guide (English-speaking guide and official guide of the Park for the 1-day option)
  • Entrance to the Natural Park
  • Non-privatized pirogue
  • Picnic with drinks and aperitif at the Lampsar Lodge (for the 1-day option)

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