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Lompoul Desert – Touba Holy City Tour

Lompoul Desert – Touba Holy City Tour Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Lompoul Desert – Touba Holy City

Departure early in the afternoon for the Northern with some stops on the way

At Thies, the railway city, to discover its Tapestry factory and the artisanal village, home to local artists displaying wares for sales as textiles, drums, jewellery, sculptures, paintings…

Another stop in Ngay, the city of the Leather, we will meet the locals artisans, to know how they use the leather in their workshops. Most of the goods are handmade and often intended for export in the sub region and also to overseas

Continuation for Lompoul village, where we will change locomotion means.

We will embark into some all terrain vehicles to reach the desert in less than an hour driving

Covering an area of approximately 18 sq km The Desert of Lompoul is nestled between the great coast and the eucalyptus forest, it is characterized by its pink and orange sand dunes

Let us enjoy a camel ride and stop on the top dunes for our postal card with a panorama view of coastline and sunset.

Djembe dance entertainment before night time or Senegalese tea tasting around a campfire

Overnight in comfortable tents and feel like nomads

After observing sun rise through the sandy dunes we will have breakfast and route toward the holy city of Touba, which is a land of a powerful, called Mouride.

Visit the largest and most magnificent mosque in Africa, Touba is also compared to Vatican by its autonomous administration.

We will learn about Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, the spiritual founder of Mouridism, the only brotherhood born in Senegal

Spend a few minutes in the large library which holds thousands of volumes all hand written by the mystic founder.

Learn about the history of Touba, one of the most significant city in Senegal and road back to the Hotel

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