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 :
Outbound Flight/Dakar (DSS)
Dakar/Goree Island/Pink Lake
Colonial buildings in pastel colours and the slave house on Gorée Island.
The pink waters of Lake Retba, the final stop of the Paris-Dakar rally, and the dunes of the Lompoul desert.
The Djoudj bird park and the colonial town of Saint-Louis, with its picturesque fishermen’s quarter.
The Mourid Mosque in Touba and the camps of Peulh breeders.
Crossing the Gambia to reach the verdant Casamance.
The colonial island of Carabane and the meeting with the King of Oussouye in the sacred forest.
Relax on the magnificent palm-fringed beach of Cap Skirring.
The capital of the Gambia and the Siné-Saloum Delta, dugout in the mangroves.
The island of shells of Fadiouth and the beaches of Petite Cote.
The chaotic liveliness of the capital, with its colorful markets.
Dakar (DSS)/Return Flight