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Classic Senegal & The Gambia

Classic Senegal & The Gambia
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10 Days

Highlights

Visit historic Goree Island, see workers collecting salt at Lake Retba, spot pelicans and flamingos at a bird sanctuary, relax on the beaches of Banjul, get a taste of Senegal at the local fish market.

What's included

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Merging cultural experiences with important histories and stunning landscapes, this 10-day tour through Senegal and The Gambia brings you to a part of Africa that's seldom explored. Learn about daily life in a local Wolof village, immerse yourself in Gambia's important slave history, and get time to relax on sandy beaches in between. Experience what West Africa has to offer before the rest of the world gets to these unique destinations.
Classic Senegal & The Gambia
Starts
Dakar
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10 Days
Ends
Dakar

Itinerary

  • Arrive at anytime.
  • Visit the historic Goree Island, to learn about the Atlantic slave trade, and the role this little island played.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Depart from Dakar and stop at Lake Retba (Lac Rose) and see the men and women collecting salt in the pink waters. In the afternoon drive to Lompoul, and get settled into our desert camp.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Free time in the morning to explore the Lompoul Desert, then drive north to Saint-Louis, the historic French capital of Senegal. Enjoy a tour of the Saint-Louis island on a caleche (a traditional horse drawn cart).
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Spend the day exploring the the waterways of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, keeping a look out for 400 species of birds, including pelicans and flamingos.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Drive to the holy city of Touba, to visit the Great Mosque. Visit a local Wolof village on the drive to Kaolack, a busy commercial centre for trade coming from and going to The Gambia and Mali.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Cross into The Gambia, and visit Jufureh and Kunta Kinteh Island (formerly James island), two important stops in The Gambia's slave history. In the afternoon, continue to Banjul.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Embark on a guided city tour of Banjul in the morning, visiting the Arch 22, National Museum, and Albert Market. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own, or relaxing on the beach.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Cross back into Senegal and head to the beaches of Somone, for some well deserved relaxation. Stop at the Mbour fish market for a glimpse of the thriving industry, and authentic view of Senegal living.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • A relaxing day at the beach before heading to the airport, where the tour ends on arrival.
    Meals: BREAKFAST