23 days in Senegal Itinerary

23 days in Senegal Itinerary

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23 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Goree Island
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  2 h
2
Dakar
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saint-Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Somone
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ndangane
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Goree Island

Goree Island ©
Goree Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goree Island attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Goree Island is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg to Goree Island, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Goree Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Dakar on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Goree Island

Historic Sites
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee

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.
Step out of Dakar with an excursion to Le Village des Tortues in Rufisque--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, make a trip to Village des Arts, and admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dakar tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Goree Island to Dakar in 2 hours. October in Dakar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Le Village des Tortues
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine ©
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

4
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.
Step out of Saint-Louis to go to Louga and see Lac des Guiers, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, examine the collection at Le Camee, view the masterpieces at Galerie Ethiopiques, and get a taste of the local shopping with Village Artisanal.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Louis online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Dakar to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dakar in October: highs in Saint-Louis hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lac des Guiers
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Rama diaw ©
Rama diaw

4
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. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lagune de la Somone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, stop by Village Artisanal de Saly, and head outdoors with Accrobaobab.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Somone visit planner.

Getting from Saint-Louis to Somone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Louis in November, expect nights in Somone to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. You will leave for Ndangane on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Ndangane

Ndangane ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ndangane: Fathala Reserve (in Foundiougne), Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta (in Toubakouta) and Joal Fadiout (in Joal Fadiouth). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ndangane road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Somone to Ndangane takes 2 hours. While traveling from Somone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ndangane, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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