The Baobab Route (Guaranteed Departure Tour)

The Baobab Route is a guaranteed departure circuit (on fixed dates) of grouped individual travelers.

You will go to meet the main regions of Senegal, from the Cape Verde peninsula to the Saint-Louis region in the north, then discover the Sine Saloum and the Petite Côte passing through the center of the country. Varied landscapes await you, a rich fauna and flora, a warm and hospitable population.


Day 1: Airport – Dakar

Arrival at Diass airport, welcome by our correspondent and transfer to your hotel in Dakar. Free dinner (not included). Night at the hotel (Lodge des Almadies or similar).

Day 2: Dakar – Gorée

Breakfast. Departure for a city tour of Dakar. Visit the various points of interest in the capital.

Transfer to the Gorée pier. Take the shuttle for a visit to the island. Gorée, a bewitching charm: four kilometers off the coast of Dakar and twenty minutes by shuttle, the island is part of the sites classified by UNESCO in the world heritage of humanity. In turn Portuguese, Dutch and French, the island became from the seventeenth century one of the main bastions of the slave trade. With a past both tragic and sumptuous, the island with faded colors, with painted wooden balconies, with small sandy streets that all lead to the sea exudes a bewitching charm. Lunch at the Saint-Germain restaurant and then visit the island and the House of Slaves, where slaves were gathered, sorted and locked up waiting for a boarding for the other side of the Atlantic: testimony of a past of suffering, moving, this visit leaves no one indifferent.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 3: Gorée – Lam Lam – Saint-Louis

Breakfast and departure for the city of Saint-Louis passing through the village of Lam Lam, visit the basketry. You will find pretty baskets with varied colors made by hand. Family lunch “chicken yassa” plus dessert and ataya (Senegalese tea).

In the afternoon you will make baskets with the help of the professional. At the end, each of you will take home what they have made. Continue to Saint-Louis, arrival and check-in at La Résidence hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Saint-Louis – Djoudj – Saint-Louis

Breakfast and then departure for the Djoudj park. It is a natural sanctuary of world interest classified by UNESCO heritage in 1981. The Djoudj park is one of the great African wintering sites for migratory birds with nearly 370 species observed on 16,000 ha. There are several species of birds such as the purple heron, egret, jacana, spatula, cormorant, marabou… Between November and May, migratory birds fleeing the European cold, waders and several species of ducks come to nest there. There are also mammals like jackals, monkeys, and several varieties of reptiles. Boarding a pirogue to follow the arm of the river to the bird’s resting place where thousands of migratory species gather for their reproduction.

Observation and return for a Senegalese lunch in the shade of the mango trees of Bango “Thiébou dieun” Rice with Fish. Tea tasting before returning to Saint Louis *. Open Bar aperitif for 30 minutes accompanied by local appetizers. Dinner and overnight.

* For less than 5 participants, the Senegalese lunch will be in a Senegalese family. Traditional lunch served in a large bowl on the carpet, with tea tasting.

NB: from the beginning of May to the end of October, the Djoudj excursion will be replaced by an excursion to the Langue de Barbarie reserve. The Langue de Barbarie National Park is the third national park in Senegal, located on islets of the Senegal River. The Langue de Barbarie itself is a long sandbank of more than 30 kilometers on a few hundred meters wide. It is stuck between ocean and river, today only accessible by boat or pirogue. The park is home to many species of sea birds in particular. Departure by pirogue for a ride of about two hours. Lunch at the Lodge Océan et Savane, in their magnificent panoramic restaurant.

Day 5: Saint-Louis – Lompoul

Breakfast and departure for a city tour of Saint-Louis by horse-drawn carriage. At the crossroads of discoveries, Saint-Louis is a city of art and history that today occupies a prominent place in the Senegalese tourist environment. The capital city is built on the sandy banks of the mouth of the Senegal River. The omnipresence of water and the essential characteristic of the site give Saint-Louis its amphibious character. For several decades, life seems frozen in Saint-Louis which lives on its former splendor. The walker will appreciate the beautiful buildings of the colonial period. Visit the Ndar market and its many stalls of barks of all kinds each having the property to cure one or more diseases, the fishing village interesting in the morning and evening when you see the huge multicolored boats crossing the bar on their return from fishing.

You will pass through the premises of the La Liane association, before lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon, continuation towards Lompoul considered as the most beautiful desert of Senegal. Dunes 40 to 50 meters high for kilometers around. Scattered at the mercy of the trade winds, our comfortable nomadic tents nestle on the shoulder of the fine sand dunes. Invitation to daydream, the Lompoul camp is a unique site perfectly integrated into its environment. Cradled by the sound of the waves and protected by the starry vault, the desert will whisper its secrets to you. Dinner and overnight in your Mauritanian tent.

Day 6: Lompoul – Ngaye – Kaolack – Saloum

Breakfast and departure for Saloum passing through Ngaye Mékhé, it has a history that merges with its know-how in crafts. This city located about thirty kilometers from Tivaouane in the Thiès region, owes its national fame to its leather shoes, better known under the label Dallu Ngaay (which means the shoes of Ngaye in Wolof), visit and continuation to Kaolack. Lunch at the Relais Kaolack before hitting the road for the last stop of the day: Toubacouta. Arrival and check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Keur Saloum hotel (or similar).

Day 7: Saloum Delta

Breakfast and departure for a pirogue cruise: navigation on the arms of the river commonly called “Bolongs”, observation of the fauna living in the middle of the intertwined roots of the mangroves: storks, cormorants, white egrets…, then return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, departure with the guide for a walking tour of the village of Toubakouta. By visiting the dispensary, the primary school (except during school holidays), the shop of the NEBEDAY association and other points of interest (the mosque, the women’s garden…) we will learn more about local life and customs. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Folkloric animation by a local troupe.

Day 8: Saloum – Passy – Saly – Airport

Breakfast and departure for Saly Portugal, where large hotels form the most important seaside resort. On the way, you will stop to visit the weekly market of Passi.

Lunch in a restaurant at the Station and continue to the airport depending on flight schedules (or to your hotel for the seaside extension). Assistance with boarding. End of our services.

Dates & Availability

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  • November 2, 2024
  • November 23, 2024
  • December 7, 2024
  • December 21, 2024
  • January 11, 2025
  • January 25, 2025
  • February 8, 2025
  • February 15, 2025
  • March 15, 2025
  • March 22, 2025
  • April 5, 2025
  • April 19, 2025
  • May 3, 2025
  • June 7, 2025
  • July 12, 2025
  • August 9, 2025
  • September 6, 2025
  • October 4, 2025


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 2 people:                                                  € 1 100 net per person
  • For 3 to 4 people:                                       € 950 net per person
  • For 5 to 6 people:                                          € 890 net per person
  • For 7 to 12 people:                                         € 850 net per person
  • For 13 to 19 people:                                        € 799 net per person
  • For 20 people:                                                € 600 net per person
  • Single supplement:                                      € 230
  • Mandatory Christmas supplement:         € 45
  • Mandatory New Year’s supplement:        € 45

We wish, in collaboration with you, to participate in responsible and sustainable tourism. €5 per client will be donated to LA LIANE association.

La Liane Association:

These prices include:

  • Accommodation in a *** hotel in Dakar (in a superior room), *** hotel in Saint Louis and in Sine Saloum, under a bivouac tent in Lompoul
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (full board from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 8)
  • A vehicle at disposal with driver and fuel Park entries, visits and excursions planned in the program The assistance of a Englsh-speaking guide during the program from 05 pax
  • The assistance of a driver guide base 04 pax
  • € 5 that we donate to the LIANE association

These prices do not include:

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Airfare tickets
  • Optional excursions
  • Lunches not mentioned or not included
  • Beverages during meals
  • Supplements for New Year’s Eve and New Year

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