Raid autonome

“ON AFRICAN TRAILS”

4x4 8 days raid. You drive!


Groupe en 4x4By conducting oneself the 4x4, it feels even greater freedom to explore African cultural diversity and all landscapes: desert steppe, bush offer unforgettable human encounters.
No need to be a driving ace. Your expert guide will explain all terrain during the raid crossing techniques in the sand, navigation, security and especially the African rhythm essential to the heart of the bush.
The Double Cab 4X4, are equipped with all safety equipment including GPS and we will explain the operation. The group is composed of four 4x4 up to preserve some privacy in meetings with the villagers.
You can take a vehicle only for the pleasure of driving during the raid, either by turns with a maximum of 4 persons per vehicle, this will also leave time to devote to navigation.
If multiple drivers, the wheel will be given equal time to each.
No notion of speed, only the pleasure of learning driving off-road and participate to a raid where meetings with the various ethnic groups remain the most significant events in emotion. All 4x4 are equipped with GPS tracks constantly modified to preserve the authenticity of the villages
The mileage is not mentioned because the layout depends on individual abilities and meetings during the day, but count between 150 and 220 km / day.
The circuits do not require special physical conditions.
Sur les pistes africainesAll accommodations in the bush are ventilated huts with their own health.
Selected hotels all have air-conditioned rooms.
We try to offer good comfort knowing that at the heart of the bush, some tolerance is required.
 We attach importance to hygiene and safety to optimize the quality of your circuit.
Experienced guides and drivers will accompany you throughout the circuit.
During the stay, meals and mineral water are included. During the picnic, we offer more drinks, aperitif and wine.


Indicative Itinary
The raid was designed for those who dreamed of being in control of an off-road ride vehicle on a special Paris-Dakar or simply to travel to the manner of the great adventurers that cross Africa, in search of adventures and encounters. There are very different cultures, from North to South, you’ll have real contacts with nomadic and sedentary people, it is always with great joy and good humour that you'll stay in the visited villages. From Ethnic groups encountered to the bird sanctuaries and wildlife of West Africa, it is freedom in distant horizons.

Day 1 : Airport – Petite-Côte (95km/2h30)

Bus transfer from airport to Mbour
Overnight hotel in air-conditioned rooms.
 

Day 2 : Petite-Côte – Lac Rose – Desert de Lompoul (180 km/4h)

Info meeting with your guide to the route and explain the behaviour in the bush (security)
After loading 4X4 drive to the Pink Lake. Meet the salt gatherers.
After lunch, laterite track north back to the Desert of Lompoul. Deflating the tires to go with explanations in the sand to enter the desert. Ride at sunset in the dunes.
Overnight in tents at the heart of the desert.
 

Day 3 : Desert de Lompoul – St-Louis (145 Km/3h)

Road & Track to St Louis former capital of West Africa.
Encounter on the way sedentary Fulani specialized in agriculture close to the sea. Lunch in St. Louis.
Stroll through the old city with an architecture marked by its colonial past.
Night in a hotel beside the lagoon.
 

Day 4 : St-Louis – Djoudj Park – Koba (245 km/5h)

Depart early morning to the bird sanctuary
This Djoudj is ranked 3rd bird sanctuary in the world. The boat ride to discover the nest of thousands of pelicans offers an amazing sight. Meet the Mauritanians settled in this region.Then track down south on the Ferlo region inhabited by the Fulani nomads.
Overnight at the cottage of Koba the heart of the bush.
 

Day 5 : Koba – Kaolack – Mbelane (200 km/4h)

Walk on foot early in the morning to watch the milking of animals.
Then due south on the GPS track to get down on the region of Kaolack Gossas capital of the groundnut basin.
The savannah gives way to a more dense bush. Road and track for Mbélane small village in the heart of the ethnic Niominka.
Overnight at the cottage beside the Mbélane lagoon.
 

Day 6 : Saloum Islands

The tracks become narrower,
The villages of huts get denser and we join the region of Saloum. Vast saltwater estuary where mangrove is a paradise for birds, the delta of the Sine-Saloum is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage.
Overnight in a cottage by the sea.
 

Day 7 : Simal – Palmarin (60 km/2h)

Ride a canoe to explore the mangrove
There wildlife has been preserved by indigenous peoples. Small fishing and back to the cottage have grilled fish.
The morning after, track by the palm of Samba-dia. Runway on tans, huge expanse of sand bordering the lagoons to the cottage of Palmarin.
Ride horseback or wagon at sunset on the beach.
Overnight at the cottage of plamarin.
 

Day 8 : Palmarin – Bandia – Mbour (190 km/4h)

rising through the tracks on the region of Mbour.
Visit the Wildlife Reserve of Bandia, the densest of West Africa (giraffes, buffaloes, crocodiles, antelopes, deers, rhinos ...)
Lunch by the water point of the reserve. Then return 4X4 to Mbour.
Transfer to the airport.
 

Price list

MAXIMUM DE 4 PERSONNES / VEHICULE
Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 864 567 000
5 933 612 000
4 1 059 695 000
3 1 002 657 000
2 1 116 732 000

Notes :
This circuit is actually a Raid not a rally! The aim is to discover the bush and the farther one goes, the more caution is needed; cross a village slowly because children know little about the dangers caused by a 4X4. Animals can cross along the track: so caution!
A French driving license is sufficient (international driving license preferable in case of loss or problem on the road). For other nationalities, compulsory international license.
For security reasons during the picnic in the bush, no alcohol!
Fuel is included.
A guarantee is required for pilots. This deposit will be used in case of fault of the driver (scratch, burst tire ...) No bail for a mechanical problem, electrical, a flat tire ... It will not be considered as mistakes made by the driver and in no case problem resulting from the situation at the start of the 4X4. If the operator complies with the advice of the guide, there can’t be a problem!


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.

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.

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 4X4 trucks specially designed for circuits with baggage, coolers for drinks and a water reserve with 2 showers.
From 2 to 7 participants, there are discovered 4x4 (pick up) but sheeted in the sun to be used.
Possibility of a private circuit from 6 people with no extra charge.
To discover the islands of Saloum, we will travel aboard motorized canoes. No rolling or wave while sailing on the river or arm of the sea.
 


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)

- 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

- 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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