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Archive for the ‘Natural wonders’ Category


Petite Côte

Petite Côte – (south of Dakar): this is a 100-mile stretch of sandy beach, which has both swimming areas, lagoons, as well as fishing villages.

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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (45 minutes northeast of Saint Louis): located in the Senegal River Delta (near the Senegal border with Mauritania), the Djoudj Sanctuary is a 16,000-hectare wetland, consisting of a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It forms a vibrant but fragile sanctuary for approximately 1.5 million birds, such as the […]

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Bandia Reserve

Bandia Reserve (Dakar-Mbour Road (N1), between Sindia and Nguékokh, 64 km from Dakar, visitors organize a day trip to visit this 3,500-hectare nature reserve, which has a variety of animals from rhinos to antelopes , gazelles, impalas, zebras, crocodiles, giraffes, buffalo, monkeys, jackals and even lions. There is also an on-site restaurant that serves daily […]

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Village des Tortues

Village des Tortues (Noflaye, Km. 12, Route de Bamblior) – between the city of Rufisque and Lake Retba (30 km outside Dakar), this is a refuge for giant turtles in danger of extinction (600 of which they live in a space of 3 hectares). Cómo se pronuncia Some tourists are on their way to Lake […]

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Langue de Barbarie National Park

Langue de Barbarie National Park (near Saint-Louis): this is a thin and sandy peninsula that faces the Atlantic Ocean and is only 17 km away. south of the French colonial city of Saint-Louis (which receives its French name “Berber Language” from the Arabs who once traded there, and currently attracts a variety of bird species, […]

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Lake Retba (the pink lake of Senegal)

Lake Retba, (outside Dakar) is located 37 km northeast of Dakar (approximately one hour by car), this lake, also known as “Lac Rose”, is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by some sand dunes, and receives Its name of the distinctive pink tone. They show their waters. This unusual coloring comes from the high salt content […]

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Oceanium Dakar. diving expeditions

Oceanium Dakar (Route de la Petite Corniche Est, Dakar) – located close to the Presidential Palace on the Eastern Petite Corniche road in Dakar, Oceanium is an environmental protection group that has conducted diving expeditions since the 1950s. Facing the famed Gorée Island, the diving club and the CMAS-certified (level 1, 2, 3 and 4) […]

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Playa N’Gor

N’Gor Beach (Dakar) – this is an eye-catching, sandy beach, located near the center of Dakar (with fishing boats not far away). A small island facing the beach is a more popular destination for visitors here (reachable by small boat). Over the years, this beach has also attracted surfers. One tour outfit, Nomad Surfers (www.nomadsurfers.com) […]

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Îles des Madaleines

Îles des Madaleines (Dakar): estas islas, frente a la costa de Dakar, fueron un santuario de aves que se convirtió en un parque nacional en 1976 (el más pequeño del mundo). Its designation as a national park was made to protect birds (including rare species), as well as the dwarf baobabs found there. For a […]

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Guembeul Reserve

Guembeul Reserve – this natural reserve consists of over 720 hectares of saline lagoon, mangrove wetlands, and savannah woodland. Towards the entrance to the Reserve is a small museum which gives visitors an overview of its flora and fauna. Animal life here is varied – including wild boars, patas monkeys, desert hedgehogs, gerbils, porcupines, and […]

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