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Dakar
Dakar
Tour Details

This tour will allow you to explore the city of Dakar and St Louis. You will also stop at Touba for a visit to the holy city.

Senegal Highlights 5Days/4Nights

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Departure & Return Location

Dakar

Departure Time

8:30 am

Price Includes

  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour/safari guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • All meals as shown in the program

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity to drivers and guides
  • Meals not listed
  • Cost of a Visa
  • Transfers to the airport

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
What to Expect
  • Meet and mingle with the “salt harvesters” of Lake Retba.
  • Visit the world-famous Art Tapestries Manufactory
  • Soak up the history of Goree Island with a visit to the Slave-House
  • Learn the secrets of Senagalese cuisine
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels
    Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival in Dakar

    Arrive in Dakar and settle at the Pullman Hotel Dakar booked for you on bed and breakfast.

    Day 2Dakar and Goree Island

    After breakfast today you will visit Dakar. Shop around the Tilen market, famous for a variety of medicinal herbs and traditional healers. Continue at the National Art Gallery and picturesque residential district of Medina. Noontime visits the UNESCO- world heritage site of Goree Island which houses “The Door of No Return”. Take a trip to the ethnographic museum and have a lecture by the curator on the history of Goree Island. Back at Dakar for dinner and night at Pullman Hotel Dakar

    Dinner and overnight in Pullman Hotel Dakar
    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 3Dakar – Pink Lake– St louis

    visit to Lake Retba, also known as the “Pink Lake” located northeast of Dakar. This lake is considered an anomaly as it boasts one of the rarest natural phenomena in the world. The lakes pinkish hue is because of the excessive amount of Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment used to absorb light, which in turn than provides the algae with life-energy. The pink color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its abundantly high salt content. Today you will meet the “salt harvesters” with their colorful tackle and interact with the Fulani ethnic groups living in the surrounding villages. You will then have lunch in a typical restaurant and after proceeding to the fishermen village of Cayar where you will attend the colorful arrival of the big game fishing parties.

    Dinner and overnight in Mermoz St Louis Hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 4St Louis and Vicinity

    The city of St Louis is a Senegal former French colonial capital. Walk down the narrow street flanked by houses with carved balconies and verandas which is a good reminder of the occupation of the French colonists.

    Dinner and overnight Mermoz St Louis Hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 5St Louis – Touba – Dakar- Departure

    After breakfast at the hotel, back to Dakar with a stop in Touba for a visit at the holy city including the Grand Mosque, Library, and the Mouride Community. You will be dropped at the airport to catch your onward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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