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Discovering SeneGambia’s Hidden Gems 11 Days/ 10 Nights

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11 Days
Dakar, Senegal
Banjul, Gambia
Tour Details

Experience the best of Senegal with this incredible trip that takes you from Dakar to the stunning Lompoul Desert, historic St. Louis, the Saloum Delta region, Juffureh, and finally, a blissful beach retreat in Banjul. Begin your adventure by visiting the unique Pink Lake and exploring the mesmerizing desert landscape of Lompoul. Then, immerse yourself in the history and culture of St. Louis, with visits to iconic sites and the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Continue to the Saloum Delta region, where you’ll enjoy boat tours, cultural experiences, and breathtaking sunsets. In Juffureh, discover the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade on the Roots Heritage Trail. Finally, unwind and relax at Coco Ocean Resort in Banjul, where you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations, pristine beaches, and a range of amenities. This trip offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, giving you an unforgettable experience in Senegal.

Discovering SeneGambia’s Hidden Gems 11 Days

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Operating days: Every day

Departure time: 0830 hours

Single Supplement: $490

Departure point: Dakar Airport/ Accommodation- Pick-Up

Arrival point:  Gambia Airport /Accommodation-  Drop- off

Special instructions: please contact Across Africa Tours & Travel to confirm your departure details at least one week before your first day of the visit.

Departure & Return Location

Dakar International Airport/ Accommodation 

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned private Transportation
  • Meals as per the program
  • Accommodation as per the program
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Airport Transfers

Price Excludes

  • Items of personal nature
  • Visa Fees
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not on the programs
  • Flight tickets

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Experience the best of Senegal with this incredible trip that takes you from Dakar to the stunning Lompoul Desert, historic St. Louis, the Saloum Delta region, Juffureh, and finally, a blissful beach retreat in Banjul. Begin your adventure by visiting the unique Pink Lake and exploring the mesmerizing desert landscape of Lompoul. Then, immerse yourself in the history and culture of St. Louis, with visits to iconic sites and the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Continue to the Saloum Delta region, where you’ll enjoy boat tours, cultural experiences, and breathtaking sunsets. In Juffureh, discover the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade on the Roots Heritage Trail. Finally, unwind and relax at Coco Ocean Resort in Banjul, where you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations, pristine beaches, and a range of amenities. This trip offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, giving you an unforgettable experience in Senegal.

  • Lompoul Desert Tour
  • St Louis Excursions
  • Explore Saloum Delta region
  • Gambia River Cruise
  • Banjul city Tour
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Dakar and transfer to Lompoul.

Upon arrival in Dakar in the morning hours your ill meet the guide at the arrival gate. You will embark on drive to Lompoul. On the way, make a stop at Pink Lake (also known as Lac Rose), a unique saltwater lake that gets its pink color from the high salt content and the presence of certain algae. You can take a walk around the lake and even float on its buoyant waters. Upon arrival in Lompoul, you can explore the mesmerizing desert landscape with its towering sand dunes, embark on camel rides or try sandboarding for an adrenaline rush. Spend a night in a desert camp to experience the nomadic lifestyle, complete with traditional tents, local cuisine, and music around a campfire. Visit a nearby village to interact with the friendly locals, learn about their customs, and witness their traditional way of life. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the dunes, and indulge in stargazing in the clear night sky. Immerse yourself in the unique culture, taste delicious Senegalese dishes, and capture stunning photographs of this enchanting desert destination.

Overnight in Lompoul Desert Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2Lompoul- St Louis

Today you will transfer to St. Louis, a historic city known for its colonial architecture and cultural heritage. Explore the city, visit attractions like the Saint Louis Island, Faidherbe Bridge, and the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a wide variety of bird species. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the city of St. Louis at you own pace.

Overnight in La Residence
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 & 4St Louis Excursions

Spend these days exploring St. Louis further. You can visit museums, art galleries, and historic sites, which is a poignant reminder of the transatlantic slave trade. Enjoy the local cuisine by trying traditional Senegalese dishes like Thieboudienne (a popular fish and rice dish) or Yassa (a chicken or fish dish marinated in a tangy sauce).

Overnight in La Residence
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5St Louis- Saloum

Today you will leave St. Louis behind and head to Sine Saloum, making a stop in Touba, a holy city for the Mouride Brotherhood. Explore the grand mosque and learn about the religious significance of the city.upon arrival you will head to he hotel for the ovenight and dinner.

Overnight in Keur Saloum hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6Saloum Delta region

Today you will explore Saloum Delta region, there is a wide range of activities and attractions to enjoy. Explore the enchanting mangroves on a boat tour, immersing yourself in the unique ecosystem and spotting diverse bird species. Discover the local culture by visiting charming villages, where you can witness traditional crafts and learn about customs and traditions. Take a scenic river cruise along the Saloum River, admiring the beautiful landscapes and observing wildlife. Explore the islands, such as Mar Lodj, with its pristine beaches and vibrant fishing community. Indulge in the delicious Senegalese cuisine, go birdwatching, and experience breathtaking sunsets on boat trips. Immerse yourself in the local culture through traditional performances and learn about the Griots, the storytellers and musicians of the region. The Saloum Delta offers a serene and captivating experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of this unique destination.

Overnight in Keur Saloum hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 7Saloum Delta region- Juffureh

Travel to Juffureh, a village known for its connections to the transatlantic slave trade. Explore Juffureh and visit the Roots Heritage Trail, which takes you through the village and showcases the history and impact of the slave trade. A visit to Juffureh offers a chance to explore the Roots Heritage Trail, a path that takes you through the village and provides insights into the journey of Kunta Kinte, made famous by Alex Haley’s novel “Roots.” Walk in the footsteps of this iconic figure and learn about the history, struggles, and resilience of the people who were impacted by the slave trade. Engage with the local community, hear their stories, and gain a deeper understanding of the profound legacy that continues to shape the village. Juffureh serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving history and promoting cultural understanding.

Overnight in Kunta Kinteh Roots Camp
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8Gambia River Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Juffureh as you indulge in a river cruise along the majestic Gambia River. Begin your journey by exploring the historical village of Juffureh, delving into its connections to the transatlantic slave trade through the Roots Heritage Trail. Then, make your way to the riverbank and board a comfortable boat, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. As you set sail, be captivated by the scenic beauty surrounding you, from the lush vegetation to the picturesque villages along the riverbanks. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, including playful monkeys, sunbathing crocodiles, and a diverse array of bird species. Indulge in a delectable onboard lunch, savoring the flavors of traditional Gambian cuisine. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting riverside communities, interacting with friendly locals, and learning about their traditions. As the day draws to a close, experience the magic of a sunset cruise, where the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors. Reflect on the beauty and tranquility of the Gambia River as you return to Juffureh, cherishing the memories of this remarkable river cruise.

Overnight in Kunta Kinteh Roots Camp
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 09 &10 &11Banjul

During your 3-night stay at Coco Ocean Resort in Banjul, indulge in a luxurious beach retreat. Upon arrival, settle into your comfortable accommodations and spend the afternoon exploring the resort’s facilities, including swimming pools and a spa. Wake up to breathtaking beach views each morning and enjoy leisurely breakfasts at the resort’s restaurant. Spend your days lounging on the pristine sandy beach, taking refreshing dips in the ocean, and partaking in water sports activities. In the evenings, savor delicious meals at the resort’s restaurants, and perhaps even enjoy a romantic beachside dinner under the stars. Take advantage of the resort’s amenities, such as the spa, to enhance your relaxation and rejuvenation. With its stunning beachfront location and luxurious offerings, Coco Ocean Resort provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable beach getaway in Banjul.

Overnight Coco Ocean Resort
Meals . All inclusive

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