Route & dates
60 days in Saint-Louis & Dakar Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 19h 45min
Saint-Louis— 29 nights
Drive: 3h 30min
Dakar— 29 nights
Fly: 9h 30min
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.You'll explore and learn at Village Artisanal and Galerie Ethiopiques. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Step out of Saint-Louis with an excursion to Lac des Guiers in Louga--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Rama diaw, enjoy some diversion at Ibrahim & Cie, examine the collection at Le Camee, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Arte.
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Paris, France to Saint-Louis is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Saint-Louis at 35°C and lows at 26°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toDakar.
Things to do in Saint-Louis
Lac des Guiers
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Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.Appreciate the collections at Loman Art House - Art Gallery and La Galerie Antenna. Head to Galerie Arte and Marche Sandagafor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Dakar side-trips: Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab) and Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Wed) at Mini Beach by Lamantin. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Les Mamelles Lighthouse, stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, step off the mainland to explore Goreia Island, and make a trip to Village des Arts.
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Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Dakar takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dakar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Things to do in Dakar
Thies, Saly, Lagune de la Somone, Oh Gallery, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
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