The big Senegambia circle tour in 18 days
Day 1: arriving in Dakar, Senegal
You will be picked up from the airport of Dakar to bring you in 20 minutes to Yoff where you spend your first night in West-Africa in ViaVia Café, a well-known and friendly place.
Day 2: A daytrip to Ile de Goreé
In this time Ile de Goreé is a wonderful, car-free and peaceful place, but in former years the island was the centre of the slave trade from this area of West Africa. You can visited some museum and old slave houses here. We will spend the night in Via Via Café.
Day 3: To Kaoulac
We will drive to Kaoulac. Here you can visit a salt factory and we sleep in a hotel in Kaoulac.
Day 4: To Tambacounda
In Tambacounda we will sleep in a hotel.
Day 5 and 6: To Parc National de Niokolo-Koba
This is the largest park of Senegal with a rich and varied landscape that is the home to many species of wildlife. You will spend two days here so you have plenty time to enjoy the nature. We are going to make different safaritrips to spot the wildlife.
Day 7: To Kedougou
This is the base for visit the Bassari people who are living in the surrounding hills We go to climb the mountain to visit them. You will sleep in a small lodge.
Day 8: To Dindefelo
On this day you can visit a spectacular waterfall. You will sleep in Dindefelo.
Day 9: To Wassadou
We travel to Wassadou and spend the night in Wassadou camp.
Day 10: To Basse Santa Su
In this traders cross point between Senegal, Gambia, Mali and Guinee, you can visit a cottonfactory. You have also the opportunity to visit a school.
Day 11: To Kuntaur
You will travel by car to Lamin Koto, with a stop in Janjanbureh. From there we continue our travel to Kuntaur by boat for a boatsafari in The River Gambia Nature Reserve. Here you will stay at guesthouse Kairoh Garden Kuntaur on the bank of the Gambia river, surrounded by rice fields.
Day 12: Kuntaur
In the morning you will visit some agricultural projects: the women’s community gardens. If you like you can work together with them for a while and spend the whole day in the village. It is a unique experience to cook together with the woman your African lunch. When you still have energy, you can make a walk in the afternoon to the historic Stone Circles of Wassu.
Dag 13: To Tendaba
You are leaving Kuntaur and will drive to Farafenni where we will cross the river. You will continue on to Tendaba Camp where you can stay the night.
Day 14: To Tumani Tenda and Tanjeh
In the morning you can make a birdwatcher’s boattrip in Tendaba. We continu our journey to Tumani Tenda where we will take lunch. From there, we go to the fishermen’s place Tanjeh where we stay in Kairoh Garden Tanjeh for the next 2 days.
Day 15: Tanjeh
In the shadow of the mangotrees you can take time to relax. In the afternoon you will visit the colourful fishing site of Tanjeh, where you can see the offloading of the boats and the working of the fish smoking factories.
Day 16: Tanjeh
You will visit the Bijilo Monkey Park where you can take a walk to spot different types of monkeys and a lot of birds. You will continue on to the Crocodile Pool in Bakau where you can shake hands with crocodile Charly. You will drive further to the big and busy market of Serekunda where you can witness the hustle and bustle when the local people are doing their daily shopping. You will sleep in Tanjeh.
Day 17: To Toubacouta
We travel to Toubacouta in Senegal. This village is a good base to discover Fatalah Park. Here you can enjoy the natural environment of the bush and get the chance to spot animals as zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes and monkeys. We will spend the night in Toubacouta.
Day 18: To Dakar and home
On this last day of the big Senegambia circle tour, we will bring you back to the airport or to Via Via Café where we started our tour to wait for your plane.