optimium: baobab, dune and saloum

Roundstrip 4 : 5 days

Day 1: EUROPE–AIBD Airport–MBOUR (45 km/ 30mn)

  • Welcome and assistance at the airport.
  • Transfer of Participants to the Petite Côte (Little Coast).


  • After the meeting of information, departure for visiting the great mammals living in the reserve (giraffes, rhinoceros, antelopes, monkeys,…).
  • Way to Fadhiout Island built on a heap of shells. The charm of the village is the lack of delimitation between the houses.
  • Overnight stay at Palmarin in the holiday cottage of Yoyam or similar accommodation structure.

Day 3: PALMARIN – SIMAL (40 km/ 1h)

  • Sea link by motorized pirogues for discovering the fauna and flora consisting mainly of mangrove forests.
  • In the afternoon, way down to Simal at  the border of Saloum.
  • Cart cruise for visiting the village.
  • Overnight stay at the eco–lodge of Simal or similar accommodation structure.

Day 4: SIMAL–LOMPOUL (110 km/ 3h)

  • Way on for crossing the large plain and savannah of Senegal.
  • Departure for discovering the small villages inhabited by the community Serer practicing the traditions jealously preserved.
  • Overnight stay in a Mauritanian tent at the eco–lodge of Lompoul or similar accommodation structure.

Day 5: LOMPOUL – LAC ROSE – MBOUR (245 km/3h 30mn)

  • Way and path to reach Lac Rose.
  • Meeting with collectors of salt.
  • Lunch and way back to Petite Côte (Little Coast).