19 days in Senegal Itinerary

19 days in Senegal Itinerary

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19 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  15 h
1
Dakar
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saint-Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Somone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ndangane
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Goree Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo de la Tapiceria in Thies (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and make a trip to Lago Rosa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dakar trip maker app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Dakar is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Dakar to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Museo de la Tapiceria
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa
Accrobaobab Adventure ©
Accrobaobab Adventure

3
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.
Saint-Louis is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Rama diaw, shop like a local with Galerie Arte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

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Traveling by car from Dakar to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Dakar, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint-Louis, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping Wildlife Nature
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Rama diaw ©
Rama diaw

3
nights
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Go for a jaunt from Somone to Popenguine to see Plage Popenguine about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Lagune de la Somone, stop by Village Artisanal de Saly, head outdoors with Accrobaobab, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Somone day trip website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Somone takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Louis in February: highs in Somone hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ndangane.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saly, Mbour, Accrobaobab, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Plage Popenguine
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia
Village Artisanal de Saly ©
Village Artisanal de Saly

3
nights
Ndangane

Ndangane ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Fathala Reserve (in Foundiougne), Joal Fadiout (in Joal Fadiouth) and Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta (in Toubakouta). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ndangane driving holiday planner.

Drive from Somone to Ndangane in 2 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Somone in February: highs in Ndangane hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goree Island.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta, Fathala Reserve, Musee Mahicao, Joal Fadiout
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Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Joal Fadiout ©
Joal Fadiout
Musee Mahicao ©
Musee Mahicao

2
nights
Goree Island

Goree Island ©
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Goree Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ndangane to Goree Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Ndangane in February, you will find days in Goree Island are colder (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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