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The Queen of the River

This 8-day circuit will take you to the north of Senegal, where you will go up the river of the same name to discover the kingdom of Toucouleurs, in the Podor region. Along the water, you will discover the Sahelian flora and fauna, as well as the bush villages and their authentic and welcoming population.

La Reine du Fleuve (The Queen of the River), this pirogue specially equipped for the transport of visitors, will allow you to travel differently, off the beaten track, to discover the real Senegal.


Day 1: Airport – Lac Rose

Arrival, reception and transfer to Lac Rose. Night.



Day 2: Lac Rose – Saint-Louis

Small visit of the lake and the surroundings. Transfer to Saint-Louis.

Local lunch. Installation at the hotel, city tour by bike. Dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.



Day 3: Saint-Louis – Donaye – Podor – Ngawlé

Breakfast and transfer to Donaye. Installation on board.

Visit of Donaye (Omarian Mosque to visit, the village is on the ground). Navigation to Podor.

Small pedestrian stroll then departure in dugout towards Ngawlé. Lunch on board. Arrival, visit, dinner and bivouac.



Day 4: Ngawlé – Ourou Madiou

Breakfast. Beginning of the ride and visit of Leboudou Doué.

We leave the Senegal river to reach the arm of the Doué river, which surrounds the island of Morphile (called the island of ivory at the time).

Lunch on board or by the river. Visit and arrival at Ourou Madiou. Dinner and overnight in bivouac.



Day 5: Ourou Madiou – Mbantou

Breakfast. Walk along the river, and sail. Lunch on board.

Arrival in Mbantou, visit. Dinner and bivouac under the stars on the red dunes of Mbantou.



Day 6: Mbantou – Djoudj – Sowène

Breakfast. Departure to the Djoudj National Bird Park.

Arrival and lunch in the villagers’ camp. Visit the park in the early afternoon.

Then continue to your lodge by the river. Installation in your tents, huts or bungalows on stilts. Dinner and overnight.



Day 7: Sowène

Free day with full board.



Day 8: Sowène – Airport

Free day with lunch included. Transfer to the airport.



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 2 people:     € 1 340 net per person
  • For 4 people:     € 1 030 net per person
  • For 6 people:     € 880 net per person

These prices include:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • The motorized canoe and its staff, with fuel
  • Mineral water during the day
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • An air-conditioned and suitable vehicle available with driver and fuel
  • Park entries, visits and excursions planned in the program
  • The assistance of a French-speaking guide during the program

These prices do not include:

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • The plane tickets
  • Optional excursions
  • Free or non-included lunches
  • Drinks during meals
  • New Year’s Eve and New Year supplements

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