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Senegal and Gambia River Cruise SE

Tour Duration 11 Days
  • Pelicans at Djoudj, Senegal
  • Gambia River cruise
  • Wassu Stone Circles
  • Beach barbeque, Saloum Delta
  • Beach of Isle de Goree
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
 

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Two Week Cultural Discovery Tour In Senegal and Gambia With River Cruise

On this holiday in West Africa we discover two different nations: tropical Gambia and exotic Senegal. We walk through French colonial towns, see prolific birdlife and visit the megalithic stone circles at Wassu. We also explore some of the region's finest wildlife parks, cruise down the Gambia River and venture into the Saloum Delta by traditional pirogue canoe.

Tour Highlights

  • Djoudj - One of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world.
  • Gambia River - A two day cruise on the mighty Gambia River through tropical forest, bamboo groves, rice paddies and mangroves.
  • Saloum Delta - Explore the river delta by traditional pirogue through mangroves and aquatic birds.
  • Isle de Goree - A tranquil island rich in history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fadiout - A charming fishing village entirely constructed with shells.
  • Saint Louis - Visit a 19th century French colonial town by caleche.
  • Wassu Stone Circles - Ancient burial sites and megalithic circles.

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Dakar (Senegal); ferry to Isle de Goree

  • 2
    Ferry to Dakar; drive to St Louis

  • 3
    In St. Louis; visit Djoudj National Park

  • 4
    In St Louis; visit Langue de Barbarie NP

  • 5
    Drive and ferry to Georgetown (Gambia)

  • 6
    Cruise on Gambia River; visit Wassu Stone Circles

  • 7
    Cruise to Tendaba

  • 8
    At Tendaba; Kiang West and Baobolong Wetland Reserve

  • 9
    Drive to Saloum Delta (Senegal)

  • 10
    In Saloum Delta National Park, pirogue trip; north through the Delta

  • 11
    Drive via Fadiout to Dakar; Tour ends in Dakar

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Included meals 10 5 6
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Bus, Boat
Accommodation
1 night Simple Guesthouse
3 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Rondavels
1 night Basic Boat
4 nights Standard Rondavels
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16