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Senegal and The Gambia - Explore!
13 days

Senegal and The Gambia

From Dakar to Dakar
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124851
From
US $2,240
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Itinerary

Start and end in Dakar! With the discovery tour Senegal and The Gambia, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Dakar, Senegal and 15 other destinations in Africa. Senegal and The Gambia includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Dakar (Senegal)
    Start point Savana Hotel, Hotel reception, Corniche Est Dakar Plateau, Dakar, Senegal 18:00
  2. Day 2: Ferry to the Island of Goree; Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Day 3: Visit to the Pink Lake followed by an afternoon drive to the old French Capital of West Africa; St. Louis
  4. Day 4: Djoudj bird reserve and St Louis;- Visit a charming french colonial town
  5. Day 5: Explore the Langue de Barbarie by motorised pirogue
  6. Day 6: Drive to Georgetown (Gambia) via Touba Mosque
  7. Day 7: Cruise along the Gambia River and visit an archaeological mystery, the Wassau Stone Circles
  8. Day 8: Bird and wildlife spotting as we cruise down the river; afternoon arrival at Tendaba river camp
  9. Day 9: At Tendaba; visits to Kiang West and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserves
  10. Day 10: Drive to Saloum Delta (Senegal)
  11. Day 11: Saolum Delta National Park; pirogue trip north through the Delta to Ndagane
  12. Day 12: Visit Senegal's giant Baobab tree, explore Fadiout Island and return to Dakar
  13. Day 13: Trip ends in Dakar
    End point Savana Hotel, Hotel reception, Corniche Est Dakar Plateau, Dakar, Senegal 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
8 nights
Camping
3 nights
Berth / Cabin
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Average
    3.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
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  • C
    · February 24, 2020
    Be prepared for some very basic accommodation. There is no electricity at all at one location, you go for 4 days without hot water. No internet coverage for days. The state of repair of facilities is poor e.g. broken toilet flush, lights not working.... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • L
    · January 09, 2020
    Not to use Air Portugal if at all possible as a large number of the group had bad experiences with flights being delayed and missing connections and had luggage go missing. Be aware that 2 of the hotels used on the tour are very basic indeed.... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Lesley, Many thanks for your review and good to hear that you had a great experience. If you are flying from the UK the main airline is TAP Portuguese Airlines but there are some other airlines that do the route including Vueling, Iberia and Royal... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    This is a great trip for keen birdwatchers, who were in the majority on our trip. This,my 81st Explore trip, was my first visit to West Africa. I think that it is unlikely that I'll go to this region again
    Trip date: April 2018
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    We have had many very good (and one or two not so good) tour leaders over the years, but none better than Baba. His organisational skills were first-class, he taught us a lot about the two countries and their histories and cultures and his bird-spotting... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Seeing all the birds was great but the countries didn't seem to have much else to offer. At least we were spared the usual day exploring the capital because Dakar is a grotty city. I wonder if national parks in the east or south of Senegal might be... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    I really enjoyed the trip and found it really interesting and loved the variety. I don't mind accomodation issues so long as I have a little running water and a loo and clean sheets and a mossie net - that is all we need but unfortunately not everyone... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    It was suggested we bring a fleece for cool evenings but many of us were surprised how cool it could be in the evenings. Maybe more emphasis on this might help future travellers.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    It was an excellent trip and exactly how we had imagined it would be- although actually even better when seeing all the stunning scenery and the birds “in the flesh”.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Just again would like to emphasize the great double act that was Baba and Ussman. I have no hesitation in recommending these two to others looking at this area.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    This trip exceeded my expectations. I went to escape English January weather and came back with so many new and lovely experiences. Thank you Explore!
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

13 days
Senegal and The Gambia
From Dakar to Dakar
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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    CHF
    Franc
    Senegal
    D
    Dalasi
    Gambia

    Plugs & Adapters

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Senegal and Gambia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 8 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 8 June 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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