HYDROS: FROM SAINT LOUIS TO THE SINE– SALOUM BAY

Roundstrip 6 : 8 days

 

Day 1: EUROPE – AIBD Airport – LAC ROSE (40km /45mn)

  • Welcome and assistance at the airport.

  • Transfer to the Lac Rose (40 km / 1h).

  • Overnight stay in air conditioned rooms at Salim’s hotel or similar accommodation structure.

 

Day 2: LAC ROSE – ANIMAL RESERVE OF BANDIA – DESERT OF LOMPOUL (200 km /4h)

  • After the meeting with the collectors of salt, we start the journey by 4×4to the animal reserve of Bandia
  • Lunch in Thies and way to reach the most beautiful desert in Senegal.
  • Walk or cruise on dromedary on great sand dunes at sunset.

 

DAY 3: LOMPOUL – SAINT LOUIS (145 km /2h)

  • Discovery of the city Saint–Louis, ancient capital of the French Western Africa (Afrique Occidentale Française – AOF).

  • Cruise by cart within the old town and visit of historical sites.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel Diamarek (or similar accommodation structure) at the Langue de Barbarie. This place is a narrow sand band in between the river Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean.

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DAY 4: SAINT LOUIS – KOBA (200 km/3h)

  • Driving down to the senegalese pastoral zones, the heartlands of stock breeders of the community Peuls. They manage immense herds of cattles zébus, sheeps and goats.

  • Bivouac at the heart of the village of the community Peul, the tents (or similar accommodation structure) should be dispersed within the families for enabling integration and next savouring the quiet andatmosphere of the savannah.

 

DAY 5: KOBA-SALOUM (180 km/ 2h 30mn)

  • After visiting the traditional rural market, we move for admiring the great Mosquee of the dense and spiritual city Touba, where the Islam has been embracing the full traditions of Africa.

  • The roundtrip crosses small villages inhabited by the community Serer, who have eagerly preserved their culture and traditional faith.

  • Overnight stay at the eco–lodge (or similar accommodation structure) of Simal nearby the river Saloum.

 

DAY 6: ECOLODGE OF SIMAL – SALOUM (40 km/ 45mn)

  • Saloum is a large ecosystem of lagoons connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • A sea link by motorized pirogues allows discovering the fauna and flora extremely well protected.

  • In the afternoon, relaxing cruise by cart for visiting the fully unrevealed side of the eco–lodge of the village Simal.

  • Overnight stay at the eco-lodge (or similar accommodation structure) in Simal.

 

DAY 7: ESTUARY OF SALOUM(40 km/ 1h)

  • The roundtrip moves down to Djiffer, where the river Saloum sinks into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Crossing of the wonderful palm grove of Sambadia, the specific living zone of animal (cattles, sheeps, goats) breeders of the community Peuls.

  • In the afternoon, refresh and relax at the beach of Palmarin.

  • Overnight stay at the lodge of Yokam or similar accommodation structure.

 

DAY 8 : PALMARIN – DAKAR (150 km/ 3h)

  • After the breakfast, way to Dakar.

  • Round tour of the city Dakar and next taking a lunch.

  • In the afternoon, boarding in a shuttle for sea link to the Goree Island.

  • Walk throughout the alleys outlying ancient time.

  • Dinner and transfer to the airport AIBD.