10 Day Senegal Explorer
10 Day Senegal Explorer
Perched on the western shores of Africa, Senegal is a vibrant destination full of history and natural beauty that await discovery. Explore the cultural riches and environmental gems of this small West African nation as you make your way from the bustling capital of Dakar to Lake Retba, Djoudj National Bird Park, and the Fatick Region. Finish off your adventure relaxing on the perfect sands of Senegal’s tropical Atlantic coast.
Your journey begins in the hectic and colorful capital city, Dakar. Stroll through its lively markets and let yourself be transported into the dazzling universe of sights, sounds, and aromas of this fascinating part of Africa. Keep an eye out for artisans selling beautiful handicrafts and traditional healers with their medicinal herbs and concoctions. Visit Dakar’s cultural center, the picturesque district of Medina, and wander its characterful streets. Make your way to the Island of Gorée, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its former role as West Africa’s largest slave-trading post. Tour the old House of Slaves and learn about the island’s grim past as you visit the former auction block and the fort.
Continue your adventure as you leave the busy capital behind and head north towards Saint Louis. The first stop takes you to the sun-drenched sandbanks of Lake Retba, famous for its mesmerizing pink waters. Observe the local salt harvesters work tirelessly in the hot African sun as they use their multicolored tackle to gather their daily yield. Go on towards Thies and visit its Art Tapestries Manufactory to learn about the industry that gained the city its fame. At the end of the day, arrive in the historic town of Saint Louis.
Next morning, head to Djoudj National Bird Park considered to be one of the most important bird sanctuaries on Earth. Take in the abundance of wildlife and watch as the park comes to life each time its feathered inhabitants take off and perform captivating mid-air stunts.
Your escapade continues when you leave Saint Louis and head south towards the Fatick Region. On your way, rising out of the desert is the dusty Mauride holy city of Touba, home to one of the largest mosques on the continent. Stop here to learn about this unique place and the faith that drives it from the spiritual guides of the Mauride community. Arrive at your hotel in the gorgeous Fatick Region and settle in for a couple of relaxing days in this exotic part of Senegal. Take advantage of a selection of activities to top off your perfect African experience.
The last stop of the tour is the tranquil beach town of Saly. Here, unwind on the soft, golden sands as you listen to the sounds of the crashing waves of the Atlantic and ponder over your West-African adventures.
Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Dakar To Saint Louis
Saint Louis To Fatick Region
Fatick Region To Saly
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