Raid autonome

“DU NORD AU SUD”

8 Days raids on Quad or on Buggy. You drive!


Nord SudRiding on the African trails, experience the pleasure of driving with not wanting to stop.
The GPS and your guide will take you on a whirlwind of tracks where the bush villages welcome you to the rhythm of Africa. Camping in Savannah rocked by strange noises in the night: the sneer of the hyena, the cry of jackals, the cries of nocturnal birds, a tam-tam off their sponsor to signify a human presence.
Following is the dunes of the desert to find the unspoiled beaches and vast experience in the end the final stage of the Paris Dakar. Thrills, with vivid memories of these encounters the people of the bush at the legendary welcome.

Quads Buggy sous baobab Pelicans du Djoudj Buggy

Day 1 : Airport – Petite-Côte (90km/2h30)

Transfer on the small side (Mbour).
 

Day 2 : Mbour – Saloum Region (85km/2h30)

Ownership of vehicles and loading of 4x4 support.
Meeting with your guide.
The afternoon track in the baobabs to get down on your Saloum Estuary bird paradise.
Canoe ride at sunset.
 

Day 3 : Serer Region (130km)

Track northeast to find the Serer ethnic group, people of agriculture.
Meeting with villagers of the renowned hospitality.
Bivouac in the heart of the bush at the edge of a village.
 

Day 4 : Region savanna Ferlo (130km)

Ascent through the tracks of the Ferlo, a vast area inhabited by silvopastoral Fulani, nomadic herders.
Installing the lodging of Koba and meeting with the Fulani families at the time of milking animals.
 

Day 5 : St. Louis area (130km)

Track to discover the Wolof ethnic group, people of agriculture. The insights gained offer a unique feeling of freedom.
Ascending St Louis, former colonial capital and visit the city marked by its past.
Night in a hotel in St Louis.
 

Day 6 : Lompoul Desert (130km)

Descent to the south along the edge of the estuary of the Senegal River.
The first dune appears. The tracks are an amazing variations in colours of sand.
Spectacular arrival in the desert of Lompoul.
Overnight in Mauritanian tents at the heart of the desert.
 

Day 7 : Rose Lake– Special Dakar (110km)

South facing slopes to reach the Lac Rose.
Arrival by the grand course of the last stage of Paris-Dakar: sea, beach, dunes, sand: unforgettable. Drive around the lake and meet collectors of salt.
Night in a cottage by the lake.
 

Day 8 : Bandia Hills– Petite-Cote (100km)

Trail through small Fulani settled villages and in the hills of Bandia where lateritic soil mixes with ochre black rocks.
Small trails winding through the valleys lead to the seaside
Delivery vehicles and transfer to the airport.
 

Price list

QUAD
Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 1 345 882 000
5 1 424 934 000
4 1 492 979 000
3 1 642 1 077 000
2 1 823 1 196 000
BUGGY
Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 1 107 726 000
5 1 186 778 000
4 1 255 823 000
3 1 404 921 000
2 1 602 1 051 000

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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