HUNTING FOR THE BEST IMAGES OF THE CASAMANCE

Roundstrip 5 : 8 days

 

Day 1: EUROPE– AIBD Airport – LAC ROSE (40km) 1h

  •    Welcome and assistance at the airport.

  • Transfer to Lac Rose at Salim’s hotel or similar accommodation structure.

  • Overnight stay in air conditioned compartments.

 

Day 2: LAC ROSE – ANIMAL RESERVE OF BANDIA – SALOUM (180vkm/2h 30mn)

  • Meeting with the collectors of salt.

  • Departure to the animal reserve of Bandia located in the centre of an immense forest of baobabs, where giraffes, rhinoceros, buffalos, monkeys,… etc live free and in harmony.

  • Lunch and start to reach Simal.

  • Overnight stay nearby the border of the lake Saloum at the eco–lodge or similar accommodation structure in Simal .

 

Day 3: SALOUM – THE GAMBIA – ZIGUINCHOR (380 km/ 5h 30mn)

  • Departure early in the morning and way to the Gambian border. The more we move down to the South, the most the vegetation becomes dense and then the landscape changes.

  • Picnic at the shade of tall trees along with the trip.

  • Arrival and installation at the hotel Le Kadiandoumagne or similar accommodation structure in Ziguinchor.

 

Day 4: ZIGUINCHOR – DJIBÉLOR – CAP SKIRING (70km/1h 30mn)

  • A small round at the city allows reaching the farm in Djibelor. The farm occupies an area of 30 ha. 

  • Departure to Cap Skirring.

  • Arrival and installation at the hotel Maya or similar accommodation structure.

  • In the afternoon, swimming and relax at the beach.

 

Day 5: CAP SKIRING – MLOMP – DIANNAH (152km /3h)

  • From Cap Skirring, trip to Mlomp.

  • Visiting houses built of clay (banco) by the Diolas Kassa

  • You should admire also the majestic and sacred kapok trees of the village.

  • Visiting the small Diola museum.

 

Day 6: DIANNAH – ORNITHOLOGIC RESERVE OF KASSEL – KAFOUNTINE–DIANNAH (16km/ 30min)

  • For those who wish to meet closely the local population.

  • Visit by pirogue sea link of the ornithological reserve of Kassel.

  • Lunch in Kafountine at the hotel Esperanto or similar service structure.

  • Swimming and relax at the sand beach.

  • Evening of Kora music with a family atmosphere. The meeting is animated by a traditional Mandingo griot, native of the village.

 

Day 7: DIANNAH–PALMARIN (347km/4h 30 min)

  • Crossing The Gambia, a small english colony in the centre of Senegal.

  • Stops (Breaks) as necessary for meetings along with the whole trip.

 

Day 8: SALOUM – AIRPORT AIBD (140 km /2h 30 min)

  • Breakfast and lunch at Palmarin (Saloum islands)

  • Relax at the beach of The Palmarin.

  • Diner at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Let yourself be caught by the beauty and diversity of a genuine nature.