29 days in Senegal Itinerary

29 days in Senegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Senegal journey planner

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Dakar
— 10 nights
Drive
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Saint-Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Somone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Foundiougne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ndangane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kolda
— 2 nights
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Dakar

— 10 nights
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 these side-trips from Dakar: Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque), Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, make a trip to Village des Arts, step off the mainland to explore Island of Goree, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dakar. In February in Dakar, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:

Saint-Louis

— 4 nights

Ndar

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. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Arte, make a trip to Gandiol, and stop by Rama diaw.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dakar to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Dakar in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Somone

— 4 nights
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Change things up with a short trip to Plage Popenguine in Popenguine (about 38 minutes away). Spend a fun-filled day on the 19th (Fri) at Mini Beach by Lamantin. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Reserve De Bandia, stop by Village Artisanal de Saly, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee Gandigal-Est, and identify plant and animal life at Youba Tour.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Somone trip builder website.

You can drive from Saint-Louis to Somone in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Foundiougne.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Foundiougne

— 4 nights
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. Take a break from Foundiougne with a short trip to Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta in Toubakouta, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fathala Reserve.

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Drive from Somone to Foundiougne in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Somone in February, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Foundiougne: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Ndangane.

Things to do in Foundiougne

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Ndangane

— 4 nights
Step out of Ndangane with an excursion to Joal Fadiout in Joal Fadiouth--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

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You can drive from Foundiougne to Ndangane in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kolda.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Kolda

— 2 nights
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kolda journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ndangane to Kolda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Kolda are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kolda

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Senegal travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.