An amazing overland journey through an incredible variety of experiences and landscapes, among unspoiled natural environments, colonial tracks and traditional villages, for curious travelers who love venture off the beaten track.
Casamance, the last bastion of the animist religion in Muslim soil, is the most traditional region of Senegal, geographically and culturally similar to neighboring Guinea Bissau, with which it shares landscapes lush and ancient customs. They are lands of animist kings and queens, of clay and red earth villages, of colonial legacies and boundless plantations that open the door to one of the best preserved paradises in the Atlantic: the archipelago of Bijagos. An infinite number of islands and atolls outside Bissau inhabited by a population that has always strenuously defended ancient traditions and respects the natural habitat of dolphins, sea hippos, turtles and birds aquatic plants that winter in the mangroves.
Day 1 :
Welcome and transfer to the hotel.
The colonial island of Gorée and its “gateway to no return”, a memory of the slave trade.
Crossing the Gambia to reach the verdant Casamance.
Day 4 :
The colonial island of Carabane and the meeting with the King of Oussouye in the sacred forest.
Day 5 :
Relax on the magnificent palm-fringed beach of Cap Skirring.
Day 6 :
Bissau with its decadent pastel-colored colonial buildings.
Day 7 :
Bissau/Bubaque (Bijagos Archipelago)
By boat to the Bijagos archipelago, the “West African Polynesia”.
Day 8 :
Meeting with the rare saltwater hippos.
Day 9 :
The animist rites of Soga Island and Bruce’s wild beach.
Day 10 :
The Joao Vieira Marine Park, a favorite place for the reproduction of turtles.
Day 11 :
The Bolama island, an ancient center for the ivory and peanut trade.
Day 12 :
Arrival at the destination airport.