The word “Teranga” wolof can be translated as “hospitality”. In reality, it means much more: a warm welcome, sincere smiles towards the visitor and pleasure in taking care of the guest.
A 16-day tour to browse the most beautiful pages of Senegalese reality, experience the attention and courtesy of the local people and fully enjoy the generous nature of this rich and varied, between the suggestion of ancient traditions that are renewed daily in the villages and the modernity of lively cities in full swing. All the best of Senegal: the ancient slave house of the Island of Gorée, the colonial town of Saint Louis, the Djoudi bird park, a birdwatching paradise, a safari to Niokolo Koba, the animist traditions of the Bedik and Bassari, and the unspoiled nature of Casamance and Sinè-Saloum.
Day 1 :
Outbound Flight/Dakar (DSS)
Day 2 :
Dakar/Goree Island/Pink Lake
Colonial buildings in pastel colours and the slave house on Gorée Island.
Day 3 :
The pink waters of Lake Retba, the final stop of the Paris-Dakar rally, and the dunes of the Lompoul desert.
Day 4 :
The Djoudj bird park and the colonial town of Saint Louis with its picturesque fishermen’s quarter.
Day 5 :
The Mourid Mosque in Touba and the camps of Peulh breeders.
Day 6 :
Spotting hippos and crocodiles on the Gambia River.
Day 7 :
Safari at Niokolo Koba, where we can admire antelopes, monkeys, warthogs, and, with a bit of luck, lions and leopards.
Day 8 :
The ancestral traditions of the Bassari, sipping palm wine.
Day 9 :
The Bedik animist village of Iwol, with its straw and mud houses.
Day 10 :
Regenerating bath in the crystal clear waters formed by the Dindefelou waterfall.
Day 11 :
Transfer to the verdant Casamance.
Day 12 :
The colonial island of Carabane and the meeting with the King of Oussouye in the sacred forest.
Day 13 :
Relax on the magnificent palm-fringed beach of Cap Skirring.
Day 14 :
The capital of the Gambia and the Siné-Saloum Delta, dugout in the mangroves.
Day 15 :
The island of shells of Fadiouth and the chaotic vibrancy of the capital, with its colorful markets.
Day 16 :
Dakar (DSS)/Return Flight