10 days in Senegal Itinerary

10 days in Senegal Itinerary

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10 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  12​h
1
Mbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ndangane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Foundiougne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Saint-Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dakar
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, and then stroll through Reserve De Bandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Popenguine and then make a trip to Joal Fadiout.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Mbour is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in December since evenings lows in Mbour dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ndangane.

Things to do in Mbour

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ndangane

Ndangane ©
On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Musee Mahicao and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ndangane trip maker .

Getting from Mbour to Ndangane by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Mbour in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ndangane, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Foundiougne.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Musee Mahicao
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao

1
night
Foundiougne

Foundiougne ©
Foundiougne Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region.EconomyFoundiougne is a main hub on the Sine-Saloum river in the Fatick Region of Senegal. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta and then stroll through Fathala Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Foundiougne vacation planner.

You can drive from Ndangane to Foundiougne in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Foundiougne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta
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Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta ©

1
night
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 2nd (Thu), look for gifts at Rama diaw, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Le Camee.

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You can drive from Foundiougne to Saint-Louis in 6 hours. Traveling from Foundiougne in January, expect Saint-Louis to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

4
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.
When in Dakar, make a side trip to see Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee in Goree Island, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, and get in on the family fun at Accrobaobab Adventure.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Dakar tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Dakar takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Louis in January: highs in Dakar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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