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The Road of Baobab (Guaranteed Departure Circuit)

“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.

Program

Day 1: Blaise Diagne International Airport – Dakar

Welcome by our correspondent at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Dakar. Free dinner (not included). Overnight at your hotel.

 

 

Day 2: Dakar – Gorée – Lac Rose

Breakfast. Departure for a city tour of Dakar.

Visit the various centers of interest in the capital. You will go to the pier to take the boat that will take you to the island of Gorée after 20 minutes crossing. Gorée is a symbol of the memory of the slave trade in Africa, officially recognized by the United Nations in 1978. Gorée “memory island” of this tragedy is classified in the heritage of UNESCO.

Stroll through the pleasant alleys of the island, lined with houses that date from the colonial era. Lunch. Visit the House of Slaves. Return to Dakar in the early afternoon, from where you will go to Lac Rose (37 km from the capital). Installation in your camp. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Lac Rose – Saint-Louis

Breakfast and all-terrain vehicle ride around Lac Rose. Its peculiarity is quite exceptional, it is pink when the sun is plumb, and at dusk, the pink darkens until taking nuanced shades of mauve or purple.

Besides its color, its high salinity (300 gr / liter) places it in second position after the Dead Sea. Everything floats there. This saline concentration allows women from surrounding villages to extract the salt which settles at the bottom of the lake. It was the last stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Lunch in a restaurant by the lake and departure to Saint-Louis. Arrival and installation at your hotel, located in the heart of the historic city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

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

Breakfast then departure for the Djoudj National Bird Park. This natural sanctuary is the 3rd largest ornithological reserve in the world and has been classified as a UNESCO heritage since 1981.

The park is a major wintering site for migratory birds with nearly 370 species observed on 16,000 hectares. There are also many mammals such as jackals, red monkeys, gazelle hyenas and several varieties of reptiles.

Embarkation in a dugout canoe along the arm of the river until the resting place of birds where thousands of migrating individuals gather to reproduce.

Bird watching and return for a Senegalese lunch in the shade of the Bango mango trees (near Saint-Louis). Tea tasting before returning to Saint-Louis. 30-minute Open-Bar aperitif at your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Saint-Louis – Lompoul

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for a city tour of Saint-Louis in a horse-drawn carriage.

City of art and history which today occupies a prominent place in the Senegalese tourist environment, Saint-Louis is built on the sandy banks of the mouth of the Senegal river. The omnipresence of water is the essential characteristic of the site.

For several decades, life seems frozen there; the city lives on its former splendor. The walker will appreciate the beautiful buildings from the colonial period. Visit the market of Ndar and its many stalls, the interesting fishing village in the morning and in the evening when you see the huge multicolored boats crossing the “bar” on their return from fishing.

You will visit La Liane association, before lunch in a local restaurant.

Continue to the Lompoul Desert (around 3 hours drive), located in the Louga region, less than 10 km from the ocean. Its area is 18 km². The dunes can reach a height of 40 to 50 meters. The ocher, even red, sand is very fine. There is almost no vegetation.

Installation at your camp. You can go watch the sunset over the dunes. Djembé entertainment around the fire, tasting of Warang Liqueur. Dinner and overnight in bivouac.

 

Day 6: Lompoul – Touba – Kaolack – Saloum

Breakfast and departure for Kaolack, peanut capital via Touba, holy city of the Mourides brotherhood.

Quick visit then continuation to Kaolack where we will see one of the largest markets in the country. Lunch before hitting the road for the last stage of this day: Toubacouta. Arrival and installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

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 interwoven roots of the mangroves (storks, cormorants, white egrets, etc.), then introduction to longline fishing.

Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, departure with the guide for the city of Missirah and its fishing port, its gigantic cheese tree and the atmosphere of women processing seafood (traditional drying of fish). Vehicle crossing of the Fathala forest populated by monkeys, warthogs and thousands of birds. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 8: Saloum – Saly – Blaise Diagne International Airport

Breakfast and departure for Saly, the main seaside resort in the country. On the way we will visit the weekly Passi market.

Lunch in Saly then continuation towards the airport according to the flight schedules (or towards your hotel for the bathing extension). Boarding assistance. End of our services.

 

Dates and availability

(Departure guaranteed from 4 subscribers)

 

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 Promotional dates (Departure guaranteed from 2 subscribers)

 

  • 12 octobre 2019
  • 26 octobre 2019
  • 09 novembre 2019
  • 23 novembre 2019
  • 07 décembre 2019
  • 14 décembre 2019
  • 11 janvier 2020
  • 25 janvier 2020
  • 01 février 2020   
  • 29 février 2020
  • 14 mars 2020
  • 21 mars 2020
  • 11 avril 2020
  • 25 avril 2020
  • 09 mai 2020
  • 30 mai 2020
  • 06 juin 2020
  • 11 juillet 2020
  • 1er août 2020   
  • 19 septembre 2020
  • 24 octobre 2020

Rates

Take advantage of preferential rates negotiated with our partners (prices for a circuit of 4 or more people registered).

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

 

  • In Triple Room: € 903 net per person
  • In Double Room: € 923 net per person

         

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These prices include:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • 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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