8 days in Senegal Itinerary

8 days in Senegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Senegal trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Dakar
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Somone
— 1 night
Drive
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Ndangane
— 3 nights
Drive to Blaise Diagne International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport

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Dakar

— 3 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: Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies) and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Galerie Antenna, and find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dakar trip itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Dakar is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Dakar due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Dakar: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Somone.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Somone

— 1 night
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Lagune de la Somone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, and then stroll through Reserve De Bandia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Somone day trip tool.

You can drive from Dakar to Somone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Somone are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ndangane.

Things to do in Somone

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ndangane

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Delta du Saloum. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Obinomag and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Mahicao.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ndangane road trip tool.

Drive from Somone to Ndangane in 2 hours. While traveling from Somone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ndangane, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ndangane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Senegal travel guide

3.7
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.