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Saint Louis – Djoudj Birds Sanctuary Tour

Saint Louis – Djoudj Birds Sanctuary  Tour Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Saint Louis – Djoudj Birds Sanctuary

Departure this morning for the Northern to St Louis, aside Mauritanian border

StLouis was the former colonial capital of Senegal and French West Africa before Dakar from 1902

Ndar by its original name, St Louis is linked to the main land by the controversial Faidherbe bridge. Faidherbe was a governor of Senegal till 1865.

Settled in the middle of Senegal river, the island of St Louis it is made by houses, built of bricks, red tiles and wrought iron balconies

By horse carriage riding, let us explore the narrow streets of this Unesco world heritage by its rich and mythique colonial past.

Stop at the governor’s palace, a fortress built in the 18th century

Let us observe the only mosque in the world with a bell under its minaret dating colonial period

St Louis, is also the settlement of the Signares: some mixed peoples, descendants of black African mothers who were the slaves and Europeans fathers who were the slave masters.

Visit Guet Ndar village a populous area where are living the fishermen called Lebou, this village is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the west bank of Senegal river. Here the common daily activity is fishing, meet and inter act with them before going back to the hotel for overnight

Early breakfast and departure deeper for the North

The Djoudj national birds sanctuary is located at the south East bank of senegal river, and is the first point of water for migratory birds, just after flying over the Sahara desert.

By boat we can sail for observing more than 400 species coming to this place each winter: cormorants, pelicans, kingfishers, flamingos, eagles, crocodiles, varans, warthog, jackals….

Djoudj, the third world bird reserve is also a breeding and a resting area for the white pelicans.

Covering a surface of 16 thousand hectares this wetland comprise a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and swamps.

Way back to St Louis, then continue to the hotel.

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