Day 1 : Reception – Transfert at the hotel
Reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel in the city center.
Day 2 : City Tour – Goree
After breakfast, visit the city of Dakar, Independence Square, Soweto Square, the Cathedral, the Grand Mosque, the Decasa Gallery with its sand paintings etc..
12h30 – Boat transfer to the island of Gorée – Lunch on the island, visit of the House of Slaves, the Church, the Castel and the market on the island.
16h30 – Return to Dakar, visit of the African Renaissance Monument and the artisanal village of Soumbédioune – Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Pink Lake
After breakfast, departure for Lac Rose Retba. Tour of the Lake in a 4×4 on the tracks of the Paris-Dakar rally. Stop at the salt collectors area, the Peulh village, the beautiful beach before having lunch at Salim Lodge. Return to Dakar, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Joal – Ndangane
After breakfast, departure for Joal Fadiouth, a Serer country which saw the birth of the late President poet L. S. Senghor, a man of great renown in Senegal and in Africa.
Visit of the Fadiouth shell cemetery where Christians and Muslims are buried, a very remarkable message that says a lot about the good cohabitation between religious communities in Senegal. Lunch at the Finio de Joal restaurant. After lunch, stop and visit the fishing port of Joal. Continuation to the village of Ndangane – Dinner and overnight at the Pelican hotel in Ndangane.
Day 5 : Saloum Island
After breakfast, excursion by canoe through the bolongs of the Saloum river with its vast panorama of mangroves, its islands and its varieties of aquatic birds Egrets, Cormorants, Herons, Pelicans etc. Return to the mainland of Ndangane, lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, a wrestling session will be organized in this part of Senegal which has seen the birth of great champions of this traditional sport. To give back to Cesar what belongs to César, the wrestlers MANGA 2 and YEKINI, two names that have marked this traditional sport in Senegal. After the session, return to the Pelican hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 : Toubacouta
After breakfast, departure for the village of Toubacouta, a border village with the nearby Gambia. Visits to villages of different ethnic groups, serères, toucouleurs, socés. Lunch and installation at the Lodge Keur Saloum hotel. At the end of the afternoon, excursion to the birdhouse in a boat – Return to Keur Saloum Lodge, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 : Saly
After breakfast, departure for the seaside resort of Saly – Installation at the Bougainvilliers hotel in Saly, lunch at the Bristro restaurant, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Relaxed afternoon.
Day 8 : Saint Louis
After breakfast, departure for Saint-Louis, the capital of northern Senegal. Visit of villages, stop at the baobab forest, trees symbols of the country before arriving at the old French city which is Saint Louis of Senegal, center of beauty of elegance and Senegalese good taste, first city founded in 1659, first capital of the country, former capital of French West Africa. Free lunch, dinner and overnight at the Siki hotel which today bears the name of the unforgettable boxer BATLING SIKIi, former champion of the French Republic and its colonies.
Day 9 : Ndioudj Park
After breakfast, departure for the visit of the ornithological park of Djoudj or the Langue de Barbarie. Return to the island of Saint Louis, lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the city in a horse-drawn carriage, like the seral walks of the Signares ‘Métis women’ who regained their freedom in times of slavery and colonies. Dinner and overnight at the Siki hotel.
Day 10 : Return flight
The departure time from Saint Louis will be set the day before, depending on the flight back home.
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NB: Other cultural and sporting activities will come as a contribution thanks to your suggestions, such as the „SABAR“ dance session to the rhythms of tam tams and Djimbés. Possibility of meeting with leaders of the Senegalese boxing federation.