Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Saint-Louis

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Thousands of birds populate Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site wetland on the Senegal River delta. A wintering area for birds migrating from the Sahara, the park protects African spoonbills, purple herons, white pelicans, great egrets, and cormorants. You can take a guided boat tour to learn about the sanctuary's conservation efforts and get some up-close views of other animals residing here, which include jackals, warthogs, crocodiles, gazelles, and manatees. The sanctuary covers some 16,000 hectares (39,537 acres) and includes a large lake. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary by using our Saint-Louis trip itinerary planning site .
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  • There’s an inscrutable ticketing system - you pay four different people: for entry, a compulsory but brusque guide, a boat trip and a rather compulsory-feeling tip to the boat skipper. We started our ...  more »
  • Great trip here from St Louis. Bit of a tortuous bumpy road journey but worth it. Go round the reserve on a boat and see many birds but the highlight is the thousands of nesting pelicans. Highly recom...  more »
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