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  • Explore the colorful markets of Dakar and soak up the history of Goree Island on a visit to its House of Slaves.
  • Interact with Lake Retba's salt harvesters and observe them work tirelessly as they collect their yield from its mesmerizing pink waters.
  • Watch thousands of birds perform dazzling mid-air routines as you make your way through the Djoudj National Bird Park.
  • Visit the world-famous Art Tapestries Manufactory.
  • Relax on the tranquil West African beaches.
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Perched on the western shores of Africa, Senegal is a vibrant destination full of history and natural beauty that await discovery. Explore the cultural riches and environmental gems of this small West African nation as you make your way from the bustling capital of Dakar to Lake Retba, Djoudj National Bird Park, and the Fatick Region. Finish off your adventure relaxing on the perfect sands of Senegal’s tropical Atlantic coast.

Your journey begins in the hectic and colorful capital city, Dakar. Stroll through its lively markets and let yourself be transported into the dazzling universe of sights, sounds, and aromas of this fascinating part of Africa. Keep an eye out for artisans selling beautiful handicrafts and traditional healers with their medicinal herbs and concoctions. Visit Dakar’s cultural center, the picturesque district of Medina, and wander its characterful streets. Make your way to the Island of Gorée, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its former role as West Africa’s largest slave-trading post. Tour the old House of Slaves and learn about the island’s grim past as you visit the former auction block and the fort.

Continue your adventure as you leave the busy capital behind and head north towards Saint Louis. The first stop takes you to the sun-drenched sandbanks of Lake Retba, famous for its mesmerizing pink waters. Observe the local salt harvesters work tirelessly in the hot African sun as they use their multicolored tackle to gather their daily yield. Go on towards Thies and visit its Art Tapestries Manufactory to learn about the industry that gained the city its fame. At the end of the day, arrive in the historic town of Saint Louis.

Next morning, head to Djoudj National Bird Park considered to be one of the most important bird sanctuaries on Earth. Take in the abundance of wildlife and watch as the park comes to life each time its feathered inhabitants take off and perform captivating mid-air stunts.

Your escapade continues when you leave Saint Louis and head south towards the Fatick Region. On your way, rising out of the desert is the dusty Mauride holy city of Touba, home to one of the largest mosques on the continent. Stop here to learn about this unique place and the faith that drives it from the spiritual guides of the Mauride community. Arrive at your hotel in the gorgeous Fatick Region and settle in for a couple of relaxing days in this exotic part of Senegal. Take advantage of a selection of activities to top off your perfect African experience.

The last stop of the tour is the tranquil beach town of Saly. Here, unwind on the soft, golden sands as you listen to the sounds of the crashing waves of the Atlantic and ponder over your West-African adventures.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Dakar
    Dakar
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 2 Dakar
    Dakar
    • Private Tour - Dakar and Goree Island (inc lunch) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 3 Dakar to Saint Louis
    Dakar to Saint Louis
    • Private Transfer - Dakar - Saint Louis [Via Pink Lake (9 hrs) ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Saint Louis
    Saint Louis
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Djoudj National Bird Park - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Saint Louis to Fatick Region
    Saint Louis to Fatick Region
    • Private Transfer - Saint Louis - Fatick Region [Via Kaolack (10 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Fatick Region
    Fatick Region
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Tour of the Fatick Region (2-3hrs) - Excursion
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Fatick Region
    Fatick Region
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Tour of the Fatick Region (2-3hrs) - Activites
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Fatick Region to Saly
    Fatick Region to Saly
    • Private Transfer - Fatick Region - Saly [4 hrs ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Saly
    Saly
    • At Leisure
  • Day 10 Saly
    Saly
    • Private Transfer - Saly - Dakar [1 hr ] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Dakar

Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Located on the majestic Cape Verde Peninsula, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar offers West Africa's rich culture from a stylish base. This premier Dakar hotel features spacious and stylish rooms with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Guests can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine or savoury grill items at the hotel's two premier restaurants or some relaxation, with a refreshing beverage at the poolside bar. Explore the glamorous waterfront neighbourhood of Fann Corniche, only six kilometres from the Dakar city centre.  Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is just 13 km away from the hotel.  The Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar is the inner of the International Golden Eagle Award for Prestige & Quality (Africa 2010), Best New Hotel Investment 2010 for the Tourism Business Council of South Africa and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dakar
Dakar

Day 2: Dakar

Visit the various Markets of the capital city of Senegal: Kermel, Sandaga, and the handicraft market of Soumbedioune. You will also go through Tilen market famous for its medicinal herbs and its traditional healers. Visit the Great Mosque, stop at the president’s palace and the parliament house. You will stop at Cheick Anta Diop University to visit the picturesque district of Medina and the residential district of Fann.  Just twenty minutes from Dakar Port, the ferryboat will arrive at Goree.  Goree Island carries the heavy burden of 300 years slave trading in West Africa. The island ranks today among the classified monuments of the World Patrimony. You will visit the Slave-House and will listen to a lecture delivered by the curator.  You will also visit the auction block, the ethnographic Museum, the fort and interact with the inhabitants.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Goree Island
Goree Island
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -   Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar

Day 3: Dakar - Saint Louis

This morning, meet your driver and guide and settle in for a transfer from Dakar to Saint Louis through Pink Lake. This scenic journey lasts approximately 9 hours and takes you through some of the most fascinating sites characteristic of this part of West Africa.
The first stop takes you to the white sandbanks of Lake Retba, also known as the Pink Lake. The lake’s name stems from its unique color caused by Dunaliella salina algae. It is also known for its high salinity reaching up to 40% in some areas, which exceeds that of the Dead Sea. Get a chance to meet the local salt harvesters and observe them work tirelessly in the hot African sun using their colorful tackle. You will also get an opportunity to interact with the members of the Fulani ethnic group who inhabit the surrounding villages.
The journey continues to Thies, a Senegalese town with a huge market rich of African fabrics and medicinal herbs, also known for its tradition of tapestry-making. Here, you will visit the world-famous Art Tapestries Manufactory and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch proceed to Saint Louis.

Accommodation: Hotel La Residence (3*)

Located right in the heart of the historic center of Saint Louis, Hotel La Residence is a place full of character and charm. This lively hotel provides quality accommodation and easy access to the best attractions in the area. The French Colonial-style building dating back to the 1950s offers a relaxed setting for guests to call home while in Saint Louis. Guests are sure to gain a true insight into the local culture and traditions during an enjoyable in Saint Louis. 

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pink Lake
Pink Lake
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Saint Louis
Saint Louis

Day 4: Saint Louis

In the morning head to Djoudj National Bird Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries on the planet. Inside the park you will be joined by an expert bird guide.
Situated on a major palearctic migratory route, this park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Some of the world’s greatest concentrations of white pelicans and flamingos can be seen here, with a dazzling population of more than 10,000 of each species. As you travel through the park, take in the abundance of wildlife and the vibrant energy of a place that comes to life with flocks of birds swirling mid-air, as if performing a synchronized dance routine right in front of your eyes.
Return to Saint Louis in the early afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel La Residence (3*)
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Djoudj National Bird Park
Djoudj National Bird Park

Day 5: Saint Louis - Fatick Region

After having breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver and guide and make yourself comfortable for your transfer from Saint Louis to Toubacouta in the Fatick Region with stops in Touba and Kaolack. This fascinating journey through Senegal takes approximately 10 hours.
Rising out of the desert is the dusty Mouride holy city of Touba, home to one of the largest mosques in Africa and the first stop on your way south. Millions of pilgrims make their way here each year to celebrate the festival of the Grand Magal. Learn more about this unique place and the faith that drives it from the spiritual guides of the Mouride community.
The adventure continues as you transfer to Kaolack, a town nestled on the north banks of the Saloum River. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon visit to the town and afterwards continue on to your destination in Toubacouta.

Accommodation: Les Palétuviers Toubacouta

Les Palétuviers Toubacouta and its luxurious sleeping huts are spread out in a beautiful baobab and flower park in the middle of a small authentic village called Toubacouta. The harmony with the local population makes you feel at home in this bush village. Enjoy the ‘teranga’, the typical Senegalese hospitality, and drink in the relaxed and highly captivating culture. Adventure and total freedom at your own pace.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Touba Mosque
Touba Mosque
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wild Boar
Wild Boar

Day 6: Fatick Region

While at the hotel you will be able to choose from a wide range of excursions you can do by foot, by boat, by car or even by bike. You may also be interested in fishing, bird watching and hunting in the bush. Find out what is the most interesting for you and experience Africa.

Choose from a Cultural walk in the village of Toubacouta where you'll have the chance to visit the health center, the maternity ward and the local school. You may also want to try your hand at Senagalese cooking, biking, fishing or going to the local market. Ask your travel expert about all of the various options.

Accommodation: Les Palétuviers Toubacouta
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Senagalese Cooking
Senagalese Cooking
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Les Palétuviers Toubacouta - Poolside
Les Palétuviers Toubacouta - Poolside

Day 7: Fatick Region

While at the hotel you will be able to choose from a wide range of excursions you can do by foot, by boat, by car or even by bike. You may also be interested in fishing, bird watching and hunting in the bush. Find out what is the most interesting for you and experience Africa.

Choose from a Cultural walk in the village of Toubacouta where you'll have the chance to visit the health center, the maternity ward and the local school. You may also want to try your hand at Senagalese cooking, biking, fishing or going to the local market. Ask your travel expert about all of the various options.

Accommodation: Les Palétuviers Toubacouta

Day 8: Fatick Region - Saly

Meet your private driver and guide and settle in for a transfer from the Fatick Region to Saly.   

Accommodation: Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa (5*)

Found between the sea and the sacred forest of Bandia, Lamantin Beach Resort and Spa is the largest seaside resort in West Africa. Made up of a collection of locally inspired circular buildings, this unique beachfront resort is unlike any others in the area. The laid-back resort is fitted with traditional African art and architecture, but offers state of the art modern amenities, giving guests a truly unforgettable experience. Feel good about your stay at Lamantin knowing that the resort is an avid supporter of sustainability. Direct access to the marina and a private beach offer an added touch of luxury to this famous seaside resort ensuring an enjoyable stay for every guest.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Saly
Saly
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa
Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa

Day 9: Saly

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa (5*)

Day 10: Saly

Meet your private driver for a transfer from Saly to Dakar Airport.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar : Dakar

Located on the majestic Cape Verde Peninsula, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar offers West Africa's rich culture from a stylish base. This premier Dakar hotel features spacious and stylish rooms with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Guests can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine or savoury grill items at the hotel's two premier restaurants or some relaxation, with a refreshing beverage at the poolside bar. Explore the glamorous waterfront neighbourhood of Fann Corniche, only six kilometres from the Dakar city centre.  Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is just 13 km away from the hotel.  The Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar is the inner of the International Golden Eagle Award for Prestige & Quality (Africa 2010), Best New Hotel Investment 2010 for the Tourism Business Council of South Africa and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -   Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar
Radisson Blu Hotel Dakar
Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Standard
Standard

Hotel La Residence (3*): Saint Louis

Located right in the heart of the historic center of Saint Louis, Hotel La Residence is a place full of character and charm. This lively hotel provides quality accommodation and easy access to the best attractions in the area. The French Colonial-style building dating back to the 1950s offers a relaxed setting for guests to call home while in Saint Louis. Guests are sure to gain a true insight into the local culture and traditions during an enjoyable in Saint Louis. 

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel La Residence
Hotel La Residence

Les Palétuviers Toubacouta: Fatick Region

Les Palétuviers Toubacouta and its luxurious sleeping huts are spread out in a beautiful baobab and flower park in the middle of a small authentic village called Toubacouta. The harmony with the local population makes you feel at home in this bush village. Enjoy the ‘teranga’, the typical Senegalese hospitality, and drink in the relaxed and highly captivating culture. Adventure and total freedom at your own pace.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Les Palétuviers Toubacouta - Poolside
Les Palétuviers Toubacouta - Poolside

Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa (5*): Saly

Found between the sea and the sacred forest of Bandia, Lamantin Beach Resort and Spa is the largest seaside resort in West Africa. Made up of a collection of locally inspired circular buildings, this unique beachfront resort is unlike any others in the area. The laid-back resort is fitted with traditional African art and architecture, but offers state of the art modern amenities, giving guests a truly unforgettable experience. Feel good about your stay at Lamantin knowing that the resort is an avid supporter of sustainability. Direct access to the marina and a private beach offer an added touch of luxury to this famous seaside resort ensuring an enjoyable stay for every guest.

Senegal Explorer   Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa
Lamantin Beach Resort & Spa

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    This was the trip of a lifetime. I would not have gotten as much out of the trip if it were not for Evan, Kensington’s accommodations, and the guides! I had an amazing time on Safari, at Victoria Falls, and in Cape Town. I can’t remember all of the names of my guides but they were all knowledgeable and passionate not only about their respective countries, but passionate about their field. I felt safe and received the best education from all of them which is one of the main goals of my trips. Thank you Kensington!

  • Norah G. — September 05, 2018 — Africa

    I thought the tour was so well planned, the accommodations were amazing, and the guides were so knowledgeable. I just want to go back!

  • Melvina Z. — December 26, 2019 — Africa

    Zo, my guide in Madagascar was not only friendly and prompt, but also incredibly accommodating to do everything I wanted during my stay! It was another amazing trip to this beautiful island

  • Abdel J. — January 18, 2019 — Africa

    Both of my guides were absolutely friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience a lot of fun. May-Asi was my Tanzania guide and George Aburuki was my Kenya guide. This two fellas were the best!

  • Jeanne E. — January 12, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Youssef was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about Morocco. Everything went smoothly and he executed the plan with expertise. My husband and I were very pleased with the itinerary, the accommodations that had to be made to it, and the surprises that Youssef made happen. He added a personal touch that was above and beyond. Our driver Mohamed is the consummate professional - way beyond expectations.

  • Annemarie R. — September 09, 2018 — Africa

    Amanda was amazing. From Day 1 I felt I was speaking with someone who was well experienced and informed about planning an African Safari experience. She kept my budget in mind without comprising on the experience. Everything exceeded my expectations. She made it a lifetime memory and for the reason we shall return to Africa once again with the support of Kensington Tours. In today's complex world of travel, so much can go wrong but everything went seamlessly. Well done!

  • Susan T. — August 11, 2018 — Africa

    We had a wonderful safari experience and would highly recommend Kensington Tours! The highlight of our trip was our tour guide, Sam. He was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable! His guidance, friendship and professionalism allowed us to completely relax and to learn about incredible Tanzania and its beautiful wildlife and fascinating history. We could not have asked for a better guide!

  • Mark J. — September 13, 2018 — Africa

    The tour guides in Maasai Mara were outstanding!

  • Eric P. — September 11, 2018 — Africa

    One of our best trips ever! We had a phenomenal time and everything went off without a hitch.

  • Stephen B. — August 16, 2018 — Africa

    The trip was spectacular. We managed to view more than 150 animals and birds. Each location was different - guide, accommodation, scenery and food. They were all our favorites but I would make special mention of Zelda North, our guide (and now friend) in South Africa. I recommend that anyone traveling to South Africa, Cape Town, in particular, make certain to request Zelda for your guide. She is just awesome and personalized our visit in a way that was perfectly suited to our particular likes and needs.

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