Explore Senegal & The Gambia, 10 Days

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Explore Senegal & The Gambia, 10 Days

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 Day 1: ARRIVAL – DAKAR

Arrive Dakar. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Today’s activities will be determined based on your arrival time. You may relax and unwind or start the tour of Dakar and vicinity.
Overnight at Hotel Ndiambour

Day 2: GOREE ISLAND – DAKAR

This morning take a 20-minute ferry ride to Gorée Island. The tour includes a visit to the ethnographic museum and a lecture by the curator on the history of the Goree, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon return to Dakar and go on a city tour. Visit the colourful markets including Tilen Market, famous for a variety of medicinal herbs and traditional healers. Stop by Dakar’s grand Mosque, the Presidential Palace, and the Artisans Market.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overrnight at Hotel Ndiambour

Day 3: DAKAR – LOMPOUL – ST LOUIS

After breakfast, depart to Saint Louis located in the north of Senegal. Stop in Lompoul for a camel ride on the sand dunes; from the top dunes enjoy a panorama view of coastline. Continue to Saint Louis. Afternoon, city tour of Saint Louis. Explore the narrow streets flanked by houses with carved wooden balconies and verandas in the, visit the fishing village of Guet Ndar.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Mermoz

Day 4: ST. LOUIS – TOUBA – KAOLACK

This morning complete the city tour of Saint Louis then depart to Kaolack in the South of Senegal. Stop at Touba, the holy city of Mouridism. Continue to Kaolack an important regional market town and Senegal’s main peanut farming,   trading and processing center.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Le Relais

Day 5: KAOLACK – JUFFUREH – BANJUL, THE GAMBIA

Depart to Banjul. Detour for a journey “up-river” to one of Gambia’s most visited site, Juffureh, the land of Alex Haley’s “Roots”. You will arrive first in Albreda which gained fame in the period of slavery as a result of its Flag Pole, which many believed would guarantee freedom to anyone who touched it after escaping from nearby James Island. Observe the ruins of the Sao Domingo Church, reputed to be one of the oldest churches in West Africa, erected by the Portuguese during the 17th century. Continue to the village of Juffureh to where the ancestry of “Kunta Kinte” of Roots fame was traced. The restored original home of the Kinte clan still occupied by the Kinte family can be visited during your time here. Early evening, continue to Banjul.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Atlantic Hotel

Day 6: BANJUL – KANTAUR

After an early breakfast, depart by ferry to Barra. From Barra, drive to Kantaur in Eastern Gambia to see the Wassu Stone Circles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The circles are believed to be burial mounds of Kings and Chiefs, estimated to be more than 1,200 years old.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Khairo Garden

Day 7: KUNTAUR- SALY , SENEGAL

After breakfast, depart to Saly, en-route stop at sites of interest. Arrive in Saly early evening in time to enjoy the beach before nightfall.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Le Bougainvillea

Day 8: SALY – BANDIA PARK – SALY

This morning travel to Bandia National Park for a safari. Bandia Game Reserve is located in a 3500-hectare wide conservation area. Here you will see numerous species native to Senegal including: buffalos, antelopes, impala gazelles, monkeys, tortoises and crocodile in addition to white rhinoceros, kudu, elands, cape moose, giraffes, ostriches, zebras. Stop by the crocodile pool where animals come to drink and buffalos wallow in the mud. You will see numerous bird species including the small hornbills, grey heron, eagles, blackbirds and kingfishers. Bandia wildlife reserve is an ecological jewel in Senegal’s crown. Return to Saly resort in the late afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Les Bougainvillees

Day 9: SALY

Day at leisure at Saly Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Les Bougainvillees

Day 10: SALY– DAKAR – DEPART

With the assistance of your driver and guide decide on your excursions and activities before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight
Meals included: Breakfast

 
TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to all listed sites
  • Meals listed

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flights
  • Cost of visas
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to driver and guides
  • Personal items such as laundry, internet and telephone
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