10 days in Senegal Itinerary

10 days in Senegal Itinerary

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10 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Barranquilla
Fly:  26 h
1
Dakar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saint-Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mbour
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Barranquilla

3
nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Step out of Dakar with an excursion to Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, head off the coast to Island of Goree, don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, and find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dakar travel site .

Barranquilla, Colombia to Dakar is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Barranquilla in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dakar: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©

2
nights
Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Rama diaw, explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Le Camee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gandiol and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Louis trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dakar to Saint-Louis by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Dakar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Mbour.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Rama diaw ©
Rama diaw
Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria ©

2
nights
Mbour

Mbour ©
One of Senegal's fastest-growing cities, Mbour offers proximity to the capital as well as a taste of the culture of Senegal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly, then stroll through Lagune de la Somone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Popenguine and then don't miss a visit to Joal Fadiout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mbour trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Mbour takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Saint-Louis in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mbour: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mbour

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Joal Fadiout, Lagune de la Somone, Plage Popenguine, Reserve De Bandia
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Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Joal Fadiout ©
Joal Fadiout

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