34 days in Senegal Itinerary

34 days in Senegal Itinerary

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Fly to Blaise Diagne, Drive to Saint-Louis
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Saint-Louis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Somone
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ndangane
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kolda
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dakar
— 12 nights
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Saint-Louis

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary and Rama diaw. When in Saint-Louis, make a side trip to see Lac des Guiers in Louga, approximately Louga away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gandiol, take in the exciting artwork at Village Artisanal, soothe aching muscles at Hotel Mermoz: Le Salon d'Esthetique, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Ethiopiques.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Louis travel route website.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Saint-Louis is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, Saint-Louis is little chillier than Ouagadougou - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Somone

— 6 nights
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Attractions like Reserve De Bandia and Mini Beach by Lamantin make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Somone: Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine) and Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lagune de la Somone, get a dose of the wild on Youba Tour, relax and rejuvenate at EDEN CENTER, and get outside with Accrobaobab.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Somone online itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Louis to Somone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Louis in April, you will find days in Somone are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ndangane.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ndangane

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Ndangane side-trips: Fathala Reserve (in Foundiougne) and Joal Fadiout (in Joal Fadiouth). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National du Delta du Saloum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ndangane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Somone to Ndangane takes 2 hours. While traveling from Somone, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Ndangane, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kolda.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kolda

— 4 nights
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kolda trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ndangane to Kolda in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Kolda are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Dakar.

Things to do in Kolda

Parks · Nature
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Dakar

— 12 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Attractions like La Maison des Esclaves and Accrobaobab Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, head off the coast to Ngor Island, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Dakar trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kolda to Dakar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kolda in April, expect nights in Dakar to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.