43 days in Senegal Itinerary

43 days in Senegal Itinerary

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43 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Dakar
— 8 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joal Fadiouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Touba
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint-Louis
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kolda
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Popenguine
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Toronto


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8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Les Mamelles Lighthouse and Mosque of the Divinity. Visit Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar and Mariste Mosque for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Le Village des Tortues in Rufisque (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and make a trip to Lago Rosa.

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Toronto, Canada to Dakar is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dakar due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Dakar hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joal Fadiouth.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Le Village des Tortues
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Plage du Virage ©
Plage du Virage
Scuba & Snorkeling
Les Mamelles Lighthouse ©
Les Mamelles Lighthouse

6
nights
Joal Fadiouth

Joal Fadiouth ©
Get outdoors at Fathala Reserve and Parc National du Delta du Saloum. Get a sense of the local culture at Stone Circles of Senegambia and Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta. Take a break from Joal Fadiouth with a short trip to Keur Moussa in Kaolack, about 2 hours away.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Joal Fadiouth trip planner .

You can drive from Dakar to Joal Fadiouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Dakar in February, plan for much warmer days in Joal Fadiouth, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You'll set off for Touba on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Joal Fadiouth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaolack, Centre D'interpretation de Toubacouta, Parc National du Delta du Saloum, Fathala Reserve
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Fathala Reserve ©
Fathala Reserve
Parc National du Delta du Saloum ©
Parc National du Delta du Saloum
Stone Circles of Senegambia ©
Stone Circles of Senegambia

6
nights
Touba

Touba ©
Touba is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Touba trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Joal Fadiouth to Touba by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Touba, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Saint-Louis on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Touba

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerie Arte and Le Camee. Get outdoors at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary and Lac des Guiers. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Rama diaw, view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal, have fun at Ibrahim & Cie, and browse the exhibits of Galerie Ethiopiques.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Louis online route planner .

Traveling by car from Touba to Saint-Louis takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Touba in February: highs in Saint-Louis hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will leave for Kolda on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Kolda

Kolda ©
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kolda trip app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Saint-Louis to Kolda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Louis in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kolda: highs are around 47°C and lows about 24°C. You'll set off for Popenguine on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Kolda

Parks Nature
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Parc National du Niokolo-Koba ©
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba

6
nights
Popenguine

Popenguine ©
Step out of the city life by going to Plage Popenguine and Accrobaobab. Explore Popenguine's surroundings by going to Museo de la Tapiceria (in Thies), Lagune de la Somone (in Somone) and L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique (in Ngaparou).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Popenguine travel route planner .

Getting from Kolda to Popenguine by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kolda in March: highs in Popenguine hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Popenguine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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