Teranga Senegal tour


Couched between the arid desert lands in Northern Senegal and lush tropical forests in the south, this country boasts a stunning array of sights, sounds and flavours. The capital Dakar alone hands you the country in a capsule. Perched on the tip of a beach-lined peninsula, this dizzying city is composed elegance and street hustle all rolled into one. The busy streets, vibrant markets and glittering nightlife will easily draw you into their relentless rhythm, but the escape route is always open – be it to the meditative calm of the historical Île de Gorée or the golden sands of Yoff and N’Gor. And if Dakar’s sensory overload really gets too much, architecturally beautiful Saint-Louis, the first French settlement in West Africa, boasts a vibrant urban culture without the inner-city bustle.
The slogen of Senegal is Teranga. Teranga is a wolof word and it means hospitality which is very true for Senegal and it is something you will experience in every moment during your stay in this amazing West-African country. Senegal is a stabile, peaceful and diverse country with good infrastructure, great gastronomy and low-risk of health issues. You do not even need any obligatory vaccination to travel to Senegal.


Day 1: Travel to Senegal, night Dakar
Travel to Senegal. Transfer to the Hotel, night Dakar

Day 2: Guided tour in Dakar, night Dakar
Guided Tour in Dakar, Capital of Senegal. We will go to HLM market and buy traditional cloths which is fun and appropriate for some festive occasions in Senegal. Boubous could be bought for men and long skirts with tops for women. Textiles are beautiful, and cloths are appropriate for the climate. We will jump into the Senegalese culture. (The cost of textiles is not included in the program fee. It is not obligatory to buy such cloth, but it is important for women to have a long skirt and a scarf with them on the travel as we will meet religious leaders and might visit Mosque.) We will visit iconic places of Dakar such as the beautiful and vibrant Kermel Market, the Independence square, the Leopold Sedar Senghor Avenue or the biggest statue of Africa. We will visit a Senegalese wrestling school in Ngediawaye quarter. Wrestling is a National Sport of Senegal and it is called laamb in wolof language. We will have dinner at an open-air space with ambiance, at the Atlantic- Ocean coast.  Night in Dakar


Day 3: Pink Lake and Fula villages
Visit to the Retba- Lake, situated 40 km from Dakar. The interesting, pink colour of the lake is caused by the cynomacteria. The locally fabricated salt is considered to be one of the best in the world after salt in Sri Lanka. We will visit a Fula village near the lake and understand more about the culture of the Fulbe or Fula, consisting of 12 to 15 million people. We will use a buggy-camion to cover the tour. We will rally on the track of the ancient competitors of the Paris-Dakar rally, among sand dunes and at the Atlantic-Ocean coastline. We will continue to Saint- Louis, night in Saint- Louis, by the Atlantic- Ocean


Day 4: Life on water: Saint- Louis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
We will have an extended guided tour on horse ride in Saint Louis, ancient capital of the French Colony. The architecture of Saint- Louis still holds the colonial style and ambiance. Saint-Louis was inscribed to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000. Night in Saint- Louis


Day 5: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Visit to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary in the morning that lies on the southeast bank of the Senegal River in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. It provides a range of wetland habitats which prove very popular with migrating birds, many of which have crosses the Sahara. Of almost 400 species of birds, the most visible are pelicans and flamingos. We will discover the treasures of the antique shops and the modern fine art galleries of Saint- Louis in the afternoon, night in Saint- Louis



Day 6: 
A journey to the sacred city, night in Saly

Travel to Touba in the early morning. Touba, the site of the Grand Magal Pilgrimage is considered the second biggest pilgrimage after Mecca. The religious feast gathers the followers of the mourid brotherhood, consisting of 1/5 of Senegalese Muslims. Mourids are well-known and popular because of their peaceful and hospitable attitude. During the bus trip, we will get an in-sight to the mourid and Baye Fall culture. We will share essential knowledge on the history, tradi-tions and customs of mouridism. Short tour in Touba on foot. With its sandy ambiance, and horse-ride taxis, Touba takes us back to the past. We will meet a great marabou and his loyal servants, the Baye Fall monks. The Baye Falls live a puritan lifestyle, wear dread-

locks and magi-cal amulets in their neck and around their body. They serve the marabous as gods. They consider the marabous to have healing power and gather around them and serve them to receive his bless-ing, or Baraka. Baye Falls are living for the community by the community. Their feasts are called the Jungus where they praise their religious leaders by singing followed by drumming and dancing. We will visit the Mosque of Touba, the Library, other sacred sites and the cemetery.  Night in Saly





Day 7: Dance and drum workshops,  night in Saly


Travel to Mbour village where our African style lodge will be situated nex to the Atlantic-Ocean.  In the afternoon, we will have a special djembe drum class and a West-African dance workshop.  After the workshops, we will witness the outstanding performance of a traditional dance group, overnight in Saly


Day  8: Bird watching in Saloum Delta National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The 96000 hectar Saloum Delta National park is inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to it’s flora, fauna and outstanding bio-diversity. It’s home to more than 200 bird species, some antilops, in beautiful landscape of mangrove and baobab forests. On the way to the Park we will visit a Serer village. We will take canoes to get to the islands on the Saloum River where we will see many different species of birds and will have lunch on an island. On the way back to Mbour, we will visit a sacred baobab-tree. Those who are not afraid might be able to step into the baobab-tree. Night in Saly


Day 9:  Safari in Bandia Game Reserve, night in Saly
Safari and game watch in the Bandia Game Reserve, where we will see giraffes, zebras,rhinos, crocodiles, ostriches, various bird species and antelopes. A real touch of African wildlife! Visit of the vibrant and interesting fish and souvenir market of Mbour in the afternoon. Night in Saly


Day 10: Gorée Island and the Incredible art of Senegal
Travel back to Dakar in the morning. The historic places of the trans-Atlantic slave trade (slavery prison, historical museum) will be visited on this beautiful, Caribbean-style island which we will reach by ferry from Dakar. Visit to the art market, insight behind the scenes of the art-makers. We will be able to purchase statues, souvenirs, textiles and jewellery. Packing and leaving for the airport.


Day 11: Goodbye Senegal and Return to Europe

Travel to home.



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It was one of the most influential travels of my life where I have not only got the chance to know a different culture better, but learnt a lot about myself. -

I loved Africa during my previous travels, but during this travel, I started to admire it! I have gaines wonderful experiences and lot's of cultural knowledge! Thank you! -

Everyone should visit this wonderful country. Great moments, beautiful landscapes, the Ocean and delicious meals wait the visitors in Senegal. We can get to know the capital, the coast, local families with professional guiding. I can only suggest Senegal as a travel destination, so I urge you to travel to Senegal. Teranga Senegal! -

I loved the idea of sewing a traditional cloth in Senegal. It was a unique and funny experience. I confess that I wear my African boubou sometimes at home. I love it because it is so comfortable -

We arrived at a crowded suburb of Dakar, Ngediawaye. We parked the minibus and continued on foot. We entered the market and walked for 10 minutes to get to the textiles department. The market was crowded, and we followed our local guide who took us to tiny streets where we could see and photograph freely the everyday moments of Senegalese people. I could understand a lot about everyday life, Senegalese foods and drinks during an hour. This was an excellent program. The other participants were not aware how lucky we were with this possibility. Other African tour operators would drive you through the main street of the market with carefully closed doors and windows in the best scenario. I could have never imagined that I can so easily and freely walk into an African market where there are so many things to discover. -

In Senegal, I have passed one of the best 11 days of my entire life. I have experienced a very different, but very human world. I think there are only a few such 'intensive' worlds and cultures on he Earth. I thank you to help me to experience this feeling. -

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