Lush landscapes, traditional villages and heavenly beaches. Casamance, the extreme southern offshoot of Senegal, is the ideal destination to combine peaceful seaside stays and exciting excursions, in a wild and secluded environment. A tropical paradise for those who want to get closer to the magic and suggestions of Black Africa without filters.
A tour that starts from what are the strengths of classical Senegal: Gorée, Pink Lake, Lompoul, Saint Louis, Touba and Siné-Saloum, to reach the greenest and most unspoiled area of the country, the Casamance, a long strip of land squeezed between the Gambia and the forests of Guinea Bissau, the rushing waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the scorching savannas of the Sahel. A natural sanctuary of extraordinary beauty among villages that are small traditional monarchies with kings and notables, mangrove canyons and labyrinths of rivers and still waters around which palm trees and thatched huts. Here you can immerse yourself in the life of the Diolas, a people who have jealously preserved the customs and traditions of the animist tradition, proudly rejecting any attempt at Islamization, remaining faithful to forest spirits.
Day 1 : Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Outward flight/Dakar (DSS)
Day 2: Thursday, 28 March 2024
Dakar/Gorée Island/Pink Lake
The pastel-coloured colonial buildings and slave house on Gorée Island.
Day 3: Friday 29 March 2024
The pink waters of Lake Retba, the final stage of the Paris-Dakar rally, and the dunes of the Lompoul desert.
Day 4: Saturday 30 March 2024
The bird park of Djoudj and the colonial town of Saint Louis, with its picturesque fishing quarter.
Day 5: Sunday 31 March 2024
The fine Mourid mosque in Touba and the fruit and vegetable market in Kaolack.
Day 6: Monday 01 April 2024
Crossing the Gambia to reach the verdant Casamance.
Day 7: Tuesday 02 April 2024
The colonial island of Carabane and the encounter with the king of Oussouye in the sacred forest.
Day 8: Wednesday 03 April 2024
Relax on the magnificent palm-fringed beach of Cap Skirring
Day 9: Thursday 04 April 2024
The capital of Gambia and the Siné-Saloum delta, by dugout canoe through the mangroves.
Day 10: Friday 05 April 2024
The shell island of Fadiouth and the beaches of the Petite Cote.
Day 11: Saturday 06 April 2024
Safari in the Bandia reserve and the landscapes of Somone, between the lagoon and the ocean.
Day 12: Sunday 07 April 2024
Dakar (DSS)/Flight home