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From The Desert To The Delta Tours

From The Desert To The Delta Tours Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Lompoul
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Family Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1: Dakar –Pink Lake – Lompoul

After breakfast, check out and drive to the pink or Salty lake after an hour of driving.

Famous for being the ex. In the final stage of the Paris-Dakar race, the lake is unique by the different colors of its waters.

Depending on the seasons, it's purple to mauve at dawn then pink once the sun`s at the zenith. The colors are caused by a combination of microorganisms and the high salt concentration: 380g /L. Swimming in the waters just means floating. Interact with the salt harvesters.

Let’s embark on some pickups to follow the tracks of the Amsterdam-Dakar race on the sand dune….

Lunch and route for the North.

Nestled between the Eucalyptus forest and the Atlantic Ocean at the south of StLouis, Lompoul is a magnificent desert of yellow and pink sandy dune. From the main road, we’ll stop at the Fula village to change locomotion means and be transferred to the camp by some 4x4 cars

Enjoy the sunset before dinner, folkloric Djembe performance, and dinner. Tea time around a campfire, before overnight in comfortable tents.

Day 2 : Lompoul Désert – Bandia Park – Saloum Island

After experiencing the Sunrises in the desert, have breakfast and depart for the West in Bandia Reserve.

03 Hour Safari through a forest of baobab trees and acacias, we will see mostly herbivorous wild animals such as buffalos, antelopes, impalas gazelles, elans, kudu, giraffes, monkeys, zebras…

Birds species such as small hornbills, eagles, vultures, kingfishers, grey herons…

After Bandia, visit a special baobab tree for an archeological course, the tomb of the griots. Griots were cast people; storytellers, drummers, and singers, and were often buried inside the hollow of the baobabs.

At the artificial river just aside to pet or swim with the crocodiles

Lunch on the way and route to Saloum Delta.

Located at the South and important reserve of biosphere made by mangroves trees forest and covering a surface of 2 hundred thousand hectares. ...

By motorized boat, we can discover the North side of the Sine Saloum river made by various islands, and bird houses, this delta is also the settlement of the Niominkas tribes: The Serrere fishermen

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Saloum – Bush – Joal Shells Island – Saly

Have breakfast in front of the delta. Followed by a departure for the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean with some stops to meet the local peoples, farmers, or breeders or to discover the millenary baobab in Fadial village

Continuation to Joal, a Portuguese settlement in the 16 century and the native place of the first president of Senegal

By a wooden bridge, we can access Fadiouth a small village settled on a pile of shells.

Walking through this traditional Serrere village to meet and interact with the local people. Visit the cathedral, the marketplace, the sacred baobab tree, and on another bridge reach the mixte cemetery where Muslims, animists, and Christians are buried side by side…

Back on the continent and drive to Saly

On the way, nearby a nomadic camp, visit the Fulani breeders: an important ethnic group in Africa, always searching pasture lands and points of water …

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Saly – Airport

Breakfast and leisure at the beach hotel or sightseeing before the transfer to the Airport for your flight back

Meals included: Breakfast

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