Day 1. Meet and greet with your tour guide at the Dakar airport exit hall. Then transfer to a 3 star hotel in Dakar. Bed and breakfast.
Day 2. : Check out in the morning and transfer to the pink lake and change vehicle. Then get on 4WD pick-up for a tour around the lake sand dunes following the last tour of the former rally Paris-Dakar.
The lake was born from a lagoon, now closed by a movement of dunes along the sea in the fifteenth century. Located few hundred yards from the ocean amidst a landscape of dunes and small trees, this lake is quite exceptional as it gets its pinkish coloration when the sun is straight, and at dusk we can see tints of purple or violet. The pink color of the lake is explained also by the presence of some algae in the water. Besides its strange color, the large salinity (380 g/liter) placed it second after the Dead Sea. So everything floats on it. You will stop to visit the salt collectors. Continuation to Saint Louis city, a former French colonial city located at the north of Senegal. Check into a 3 star hotel in Saint Louis. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 3. In the morning you will visit one of the birds’ parks of that region. You will enjoy a boating tour in the park of the Langue de Barbarie or the Djoudj Park according to the season to watch the various birds’ species. These parks are home to an abundant variety of migrant bird species: pelicans, gulls mocking, cormorants, royal and Caspian terns, egrets, teals, lapwings spurred sandpipers, flamingos, herons, ibis... Transfer back to Saint-Louis around midday. In the afternoon you will have a city tour on horse cab to visit Saint Louis historical island and transfer back to your hotel. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 4. In the Morning check out and drive towards the Ferlo Sahelian region and visit the biggest mosque in West Africa along the way: Touba Mosque. Then Transfer to Kaolack and visit its crowded, colourful market, one of the biggest local markets in Senegal. Continuation of your trip towards the Delta of the Sine Saloum River. Check into a 3 star hotel at Toubacouta village. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 5. In the morning start with a boat tour aboard a motorized pirogue to discover the stunning landscape of the Delta of the Sine Saloum River with its wonderful mangroves and palm trees. You will have a break to visit Sipo Mandica Village Island and have a chance to meet their Queen. Return to your hotel around midday. In the afternoon you will visit the sacred tree at Missirah village with its fishing harbor and transfer back to overnight at the same hotel. Dinner, bed and breakfast
Day 6. Check out in the morning and transfer to visit Joal Fadiouth Shell Island to learn more about the Serere’s tribe culture and continuation to Saly-Somone beach resorts crossing Mbour crowded city. Check into a 3 star hotel. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 7. Check out at 8 am and transfer to Dakar for a morning city tour and around midday you will take the ferry boat to Goree Island (25mins boat ride) the former slave trade center. Visit the slave house museum and historical museum. Stroll around this charming island. Break for an optional lunch on the island. In the late afternoon you take the ferry back to Dakar and transfer to a 3 star hotel in Dakar. Bed and breakfast.
Day 8. Check out and transfer to Dakar international airport. End of services.