What To Expect:
Senegal Travel Tour Highlights
Senegal and the Gambia remain fairly unknown to Western travelers, making them perfect destinations for those looking to discover West Africa and all it has to offer. Begin with a visit to Dakar’s, the capital of Senegal, best markets to get a glimpse of daily life in the city and perhaps purchase some of the amazing crafts on offer in the sprawling shopping center. The next day take a trip to Goree Island, known for being the largest slave trading center in all of West Africa. It serves as a stark reminder of the horrible institution of slavery and features an incredibly well-done museum. The following morning, set out for St. Louis, the oldest French colonial settlement in the region. Once you arrive, stop by the fishing village of Guet Ndar for and watch the process of fish being caught and subsequently smoked and dried by the villagers. After a morning at the Djoudj National Bird Sactuary, head back to Dakar for your international flight to Bamako, Mali. Begin your stay in Bamako with a trip to the Marche de Medina where you can see the diverse people that inhabit the city as well as wander the colorful stalls. Continue touring the capital’s sites including that national museum and some amazing views of the city from atop a high hill overlooking Bamako and the Niger River. Transfer to Timbuktu the next day for a wonderful experience that is part of every traveler’s wish list. Tour with your Tuareg guide and take in the medieval city, learning about its history as an integral Saharan trading post. After a day in Timbuktu, transfer to your final destination of Palmarin where you will spend the next few nights in African coastal luxury.