Circuits minibus et voiture

“FROM ST. LOUIS TO SHORES OF SINE-SALOUM”

By car or minibus circuit - 8 days


Circuit de St. Louis au Sine Saloum Hebergement au Sine-Saloum A 4X4 will be used for the Bandia wildlife Reserve and for routing in the desert Lompoul
 
 

Saloum on the border of Mauritania, we have a road network of "good quality". The transport time is reduced and the time for walks allows a more sincere people in the bush.


Day 1 : Dakar – Rose Lake (45km/1h30)

Airport transfer at Lac Rose. Night in a cottage by the lake
 

Day 2 : Rose Lake – Bandia – Palmarin (160km/3h)

Descend South to the Bandia Wildlife Reserve. Visit by 4x4 (giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, antelopes etc..) in a sumptuous setting.
Then road and track in a wooded Savannah to reach the peninsula of Sangomar the Saloum estuary.
Overnight at the Lodge Palmarin
 

Day 3 : Saloum Region (45km/1h)

Ride in a horse carriage or on horseback through the forest of Palmarin.
Meet the shellfish gatherers.
Track in the afternoon for the heart of the Sine Saloum, a vast mangrove estuary classified World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Boat ride later in the day in the lagoons where you will see many birds.
Night in a cottage on the water side.
 

Day 4 : Saloum – region of the Ferlo(180km/3h)

Rise Northeast visit several villages and a Serer bush market.
Visit the Mosque of Touba, the largest mosque in West Africa and completely covered with marble. Then comes the Savanna and its large herds of zebu led by Fulani nomads.
Overnight at Koba the heart of the Ferlo bed.
 

Day 5 : Ferlo – Saint-Louis (120km/2h)

Ascent to St. Louis with a stop in Diourbel.
Proceed to Patou vast agricultural market where all farmers meet to sell or barter.
Going back to St. Louis to stop and visit the turtle and antelopes reserve, created to preserve endangered species in the region.
Night in a hotel in St Louis.
 

Day 6 : Saint-Louis – Djoudj Park (140km/3h)

Visit early in the morning of the third bird sanctuary in the world. Boat ride in the middle of the flight of thousands of birds in a wild setting.
Then back to St. Louis for a visit to the ancient old town with colonial architecture.
Night in a hotel in St Louis.
 

Day 7 : Saint-Louis – Lompoul Desert (120km/2h)

Free morning in St-Louis.
After lunch, drive to Tiougoune, artisanal fishing port where the arrival of the canoes is still an amazing sight.
Then 4x4 to the dunes and arrival back in the Lompoul Desert.
Walking through the most beautiful desert from Senegal to sunset.
 

Day 8 : Lompoul – Dakar (220km/4h)

Descent to Dakar through Thies ancient capital of the rail.
Boarding a boat (15 minutes) to Goree Island to see it’s architecture marked by the period of slavery. Visit of the island.
In the evening return to Dakar for the transfer to the airport depending on flight times.
 

Price list

Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 556 365 000
5 659 432 000
4 727 477 000
3 750 492 000
2 922 605 000

Notes :
The Day 1 and Day 8 may be reversed depending on flight times.
Everything is included even the mineral water during the day and during the picnic.
From August to mid-October, the Djoudj Park tour will be replaced by visiting the park of the “ Langue de Barbarie ”.


Framing
On arrival, a team composed of a guide approved by the Ministry of Tourism and an engineer driver with extensive experience will be present to greet you.
From to 2 to 3 participants, accompanying the team will consist of a driver-guide.
Your tour leader will hold an information meeting on the progress and planning of your trip.
When visiting a game reserve and bird expert guide accompanies the group.

Group size
Depending on the number of participants, the group will be divided into small units of 4-16 people maximum to protect the well being of each and keep a human scale while visiting villages in the bush.
De ce fait, le tracé peut être modifié dans son déroulement tout en respectant les sites à visiter.Thus, there may be amended in its development while respecting sites to visit.
From 6 people can tour private demand.
2 to 5 people, provide a supplement.

Exchange and Money
Only the CFA franc banknotes are accepted.
Possibility of making change with your guide or in big cities where you can withdraw money in banks with your credit cards.
The balance of the circuit can be done on site by credit card, French checks or in Euros.

Climate
Sunny and dry during the day from October to July and cool evening. The nights can be chilly at night at this time especially given the range of temperatures (35 ° to 18 °). Provide a light jacket or fleece.
Sunny and humid during the rainy period of August to September. Pendant cette période, prévoir un K-Way bien que les averses soient passagères (une heure) et très localisées. Et la brousse est, à cette période, resplendissante et très animée par les activités champêtres.

Indicative Itinerary
The route is designed to meet your needs of sharing authentic encounters with local people in areas outside of mass tourism.
The duration of the stages and progress can be modified to vary the tracks and meetings while maintaining the sites to visit.

Transportation
Transportation is aboard a very comfortable air conditioned buses from 8 to 16 seats maximum.
De 2 à 4 participants, c’est une voiture de tourisme climatisée que nous utiliserons.
To visit the reserve Bandia, it's a 4X4 discovered that we use to better observe animals.
To explore the Djoudj Park and the Saloum islands, will travel aboard motorized canoes. No rolling or wave while sailing on the river or arm of the sea.
All means of transport are current with their insurance in addition to a RC business.
 


Lodging
Lodgings are in small structures inspired by the traditional ethnical architecture in the circuit to maintain a harmonious environment. In general, these are various forms of African huts thatched with fan and mosquito nets with private bathroom.
All boxes have a light and electrical outlets powered by a generator soundproofed to recharge your devices.
Although comfort is simple, special emphasis is placed on the quality of reception, hygiene and cleanliness.
The Lompoul desert, accommodation is in Mauritanian tents of 20 m² with private facilities located at 80m.
Most accommodations can be visited on our site: www.gites-africains.com (French)

- Rose Lake Cottage
Huts by the pink lake. Electricity supplied by a generator and therefore can recharge the cameras, phones and camcorders.
Contact: (221) 33 957 00 57.

- Lompoul Cottage
Mauritanian tents of 20 m² with complete bedding. Each khaïma (tent), has for environmental reasons it’s own sanitary at a hundred meters.
A generator lights the restaurant tents and can charge the devices.
Contact: (221) 33 957 00 57
www.gite-africain.com/gite-lompoul

Hostellerie of Djoudj : 3 star hotels (local standard) with air-conditioned rooms and swimming pool inside the bird park.
Contact : (221) 33 963 87 02
www.ausenegal.com

- Koba Cottage
Twenty African huts with private sanitary and running water in the heart of the Fulani pastoralists region. The lodge runs on a generator from dusk to midnight. Keep the oil lamps away from boxes to avoid the risk of fire, staff will provide you with a flashlight in each box.
Contact: (221) 33 957 00 57 or (221) 77 569 94 20.
www.gite-africain.com/gite-koba

- Simal Cottage
Fulani nomad huts along the Saloum with fan and interior sanitary. Lighting is supplied by a soundproof generator until midnight and beyond, by kerosene lamps. To avoid risk of fire, put the lamp away from boxes. You can swim in the Saloum but be careful about the current.
Contact: (221) 33 957 00 57 or (221) 77 638 25 99
www.gite-africain.com/gite-simal

- Palmarin Lodge
18 ventilated bungalows with sanitary and rest room inside. The lodge is located between river and ocean, can bathe in the sea (huge wild beach). Generator from dusk until midnight after lighting will be with flashlights.
Contact: (221) 33 957 00 57 or (221) 77 569 94 21.
www.gite-africain.com/lodge-palmarin
 


Security
All means of transport (vehicles, boats, carriages) are current with their insurance in addition to a business C.R.
Accompanying staff has a mobile phone and the signal goes everywhere.
A first aid kit is on board vehicles for first aid and a GPS to locate the vehicle if needed.
In cases of extreme emergency, setting provision of a helicopter.

Meetings and sharing
The people you meet are very sensitive to the courtesy and politeness.
Therefore ask permission from people to photograph or videotape.
Take time to meet and understand and make connections.
If you have gifts to give, give to the oldest person in the village.
During the tour you will visit villages, bush schools, bush dispensaries where pens, notebooks, chalk, clothes and medicines for children are welcome. Ask your guide.

Photos
For photos, ask permission from people to photograph or videotape them.
Wait greetings before taking photos.
Do not insist if the refusal. Opportunity to recharge your devices in hotels and catering, but for more autonomy, it is better to have 2 batteries.

Luggage
Prefer flexible bags of 20 Kg max type sports bag and a small backpack for the personal belongings of the day.
Avoid hard suitcases.
You must take care of your luggage.
However if a person is unable to carry his luggage, assistance will be provided.

Clothing & Shoes
Prefer not too messy colours like beige, brown or tan.
Shorts not too short in order not to shock people.
Pants
T-shirts and light cotton shirts
Swimsuits and towels
Scarf or African scarf
Cap or hat, sunglasses
For evenings that can be quite cool from December to February, provide a jacket or fleece
Cotton socks
Light walking shoes or sneakers and flip flops

Small equipment and pharmacy
Personal first aid kit
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent (very few mosquitoes in the bush)
Toiletries
Flashlight

Health
Be up to date with vaccines and follow basic precautions in hygiene.
Provide adequate treatment for malaria.


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