Raid autonome

“SAVANNA AND DESERT”

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


Savane et desertAfter a driver training let’s head South to explore the little huts villages of Serer and Fulani ethnics. Hundreds of tracks are available to us, from the region of Saloum to the Ferlo Savannah. And it is at the heart of the bush that we will live in the bivouac noise and bustle of the African night. Than the desert and its management to find the specific Sahelian bush so special for driving, fare full of sensations, an overflow of memories.
 

Buggy Desert de Lompoul Buggy sous baobab Quads

Day 1 : Mbour – Saloum (95km)

Ownership of vehicles on the Petite Côte (Mbour) with driver training and the specific security control in the bush.
Then track down towards the Saloum region, a vast mangrove estuary and bird paradise.
Ride at sunset in the dugout.
Overnight in the Palmarin Lodge.
 

Day 2 : Palmarin – Serere Country (130km)

Ascent through the tracks at the crossroads of many villages that have preserved a Serer animist culture. The tracks are more rolling; more arid, savannah and Wolof villages architecture bring us to other meetings.
Bivouac near a village in the bush to experience the African evenings.
 

Day 3 : Ferlo Region (130km)

At the heart of Senegal, the region of Ferlo offers extensive grazing of vast herds of zebu it is the region of the Fulani nomads. Meeting with this ethnic group that is both so proud and yet cosy with the traveller.
The tracks change colour and the steering is a delight in the curves available to the slides.
After a meeting in the Fulani concessions at the time of milking animals, evening and overnight lodging in Koba.
 

Day 4 : Kebemer – Lompoul Desert (140km)

Track the GPS to reach a small bush market and then head west to find the first dunes with outstanding sand colour changes.
Climb the dunes to discover a unique view of the desert Lompoul.
Night under the stars in Mauritanian tents.
 

Day 5 : Lompoul – Mbour (180km)

Track down to the south between the ropes of sand dunes. Meeting with farmers growing curiously deep in the middle of the dunes to find fresh water. Tracks in the bush to meet the farmers and growers
After lunch trail for the “Petite côte” at the crossroads of carts of peasants returning from the weekly markets.
 

Price list

QUAD
Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 938 615 000
5 1 011 663 000
4 1 052 690 000
3 1 166 765 000
2 1 280 840 000
BUGGY
Nb of persons Price in € Price in Fcfa
6 et + 755 495 000
5 816 535 000
4 869 570 000
3 983 645 000
2 1 128 740 000

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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