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Senegal: Eastern Periple Tours

Senegal: Eastern Periple Tours Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Kedougou
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Blaise Diagne Airport

On arrival in Senegal, your expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

After check-in, you will be briefed about what to expect during your stay and today’s activities will be determined based on your arrival time.

No Meals included

Day 2: Saly – Tambacounda

Earlier in the morning, we will have breakfast and move straight to the Eastern, this road crosses different wooded landscapes of savannahs and acacia trees.

We will pass by Kaolack the Senegalese peanuts basin, a region which is known for its importance in peanut cultivation and oil production, Kaolack was the former kingdom of Saloum

Meeting and interacting with the local tribes.

We will arrive in Tambacounda a crossroads area and a railway junction to Mali and Conakry Guinea.

Overnight in Tambacounda

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Tambacounda – Kedougou

We will have breakfast and departure for the mountain region.

Kedougou is nestled at the foothill of the Fouta Djalon in Guinea, it is the region of predilection of the nomad peoples that we will meet during our trip.

Peulh, Fulani, or Nomadic shall be found in several countries in Africa.

This tribe has preserved their original lifestyle, through their adornments, their hair braiding, and their tattoos.

Settled first by Mandinka peoples from the Empire of Mali, the Eastern has the largest mixed ethnic in Senegal.

Overnight closer Guinea border

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Kedougou – Bassarie Country

After breakfast, we will start our tour inside this lost world where people are staying away from our civilization, by having, however, their own amazing civilization.

The Bediks and the Bassaries are living in some awesome countryside, perched villages on the mountains, in front of magnificent and endless landscapes

Animist peoples, in this life everything turns around the ritual of initiations and traditional ceremonies.

Exiled to those lands far away just to keep their ancestral beliefs, and refused to submit to any other foreign religions.

Attractive villages for intriguing peoples, settled aside mountains and hills, here only, the tradition is the way of life.

We will stay and interact with them, as long as possible before driving back to the hotel

Overnight in Kedougou

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Kedougou – Dindefelo waterfalls

After breakfast aside from the South bank of the Gambia river, we will take the way to Bandafassi, and then track to Peulh village of Dindéfelo.

Upon arrival, let us walk across a path that will surprise us with its exuberance and small streams to reach the waterfall after half an hour. Dindefelo waterfalls, with its 90 meters high offer a natural swimming pool unique in Senegal.

Refreshing shower, meet and interact with the locals.

We might have a picnic in this jungle atmosphere before going back to the hotel

We will leave with regret the freshness of this place, and reach Kédougou in the afternoon.

Overnight in Kedougou

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Kedougou – Gold diggers – Tambacounda

This morning check out from Kedougou and route back home, with a

stop in Mako village, the settlement of the gold miners.

This region includes several gold-bearing areas and the gold is extracted by traditional processes. Inside deep holes, the locals search the rock containing some powder and sometimes gold nuggets

The South East is a rich area with various mineral resources: Gold, marble, iron…

Just aside, the same scene of life in Tomboronkoto, a village that attracts a lot of African Nationals, for the gold discovery.

We will visit the gold diggers in their artisanal mines, and the market, then continue for our hotel in Mako

Overnight in Mako

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Mako – weekly market – Saloum Delta

Check out this rich area and route for the Delta at the West.

Let us cross the bridge above the Gambia river, to observe by chance the hippos.

On the way, we will stop in some villages to meet the locals and interact with them.

Visit an authentic weekly market where peoples come for shopping or bartering.

From the cattle fair of Donkeys, horses, cows, ships, and goats to the traditional medicinal herbs, talismans, fabrics

We will late in the afternoon arrive in the Saloum Islands

The Saloum river is an ecological complex sheltering different families of birds, fish, shellfish, and seafood.

By motorized dug-out boat, we will visit the birds’ island.

Let us observe the sunset on the river and the mangrove flora for our postal card, then route back to the hotel.

Overnight in the Saloum Delta

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8: Saloum Delta– Bandia Park– Dakar

Breakfast in front of Saloum river, and a way to Bandia National Park, where we will arrive after an hour of driving

Chance to see wildlife such as giraffes, antelopes, rhinoceros, monkeys, buffalos, impala gazelles, and oryx among others…

And also numerous birds including small hornbills, grey herons, ostrich, eagles, blackbirds, and kingfishers.

We will observe the legendary Baobab tree, which has been used during the past century as a cemetery for the Griots

Griots were cast peoples; storytellers, drummers, and singers and following a mystical belief, once dead, were often buried inside the hollow of some particular baobab trees

Inside this Game Reserve, there is a Bar Restaurant where we may stop and take some refreshments before continuing to Dakar. The former capital city of French West Africa.

Overnight in Dakar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Dakar – Goree Island

After breakfast, we will go for a city tour of Dakar and its vicinities.

A stop at the Africa Renaissance Monument was unveiled in 2010, overlooking Dakar, and is taller than the Statue of Liberty.

It features a man, woman, and child, a symbol of renewed African hope.

We will also visit tourist hotspots like Kermel market for vegetables, and sea foods or Soumbedioune for crafts.

Our next visit will be to the Museum of Black Civilization, a massive four-story complex that fulfilled the dream of Senegal’s first president Leopold Sedar Senghor.

This museum is retracing the oldest and first civilization from Africa to the rest of the world

Inside a collection of the different exhibitions: African masks, Ceramic, Paintings, Statue

Lunch and move to the port for our ferry on Goree.

Half an hour sailing before we put feet on this island, the memory of tears and suffering.

A world heritage site where the quiet streets flanked by multi-colored houses reveals the sordid past of Goree.

Visit the “Door of No Return” through which millions of Africans passed on the way to slavery.

Let us explore the baobab-lined path up to the headland from where we can enjoy a panoramic view over the bay of Dakar.

Late in the afternoon, cruise back to Dakar.

Overnight in Dakar

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast, or shopping, you also may enjoy your stay at the pink lake before being transferred to the airport

Meals included: Breakfast

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