Perfect for a relaxing stay

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Tour Number

Activity Level

415709


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, After Dark

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

2-day Dakar trip, 1 quiet night in the desert.


This popular 2-day trip allows you to first explore one of the most beautiful natural attractions. The pink lake is well worth a visit. Very interesting to see men harvesting the salt. The 4WD drive through the sand dunes and along the Atlantic Ocean is a unique experience. You will be given a one time opportunity to visit a traditional FULANI village, experience the lifestyle and interact with the local population.
After lunch, we will proceed for a 3-hour drive to the LOMPOUL desert. The drive offers a great view of rural life. A 4WD jeep will pick us up and take us to the middle of the desert. A lovely and peaceful stay. This would be an ideal place to stay one night in a relaxing atmosphere. The tranquility of the place, the experience of the pureness of nature could be really impressive.
Enjoy a traditional African Ballet performing under the constellations.
You will also be given the opportunity to take a guided tour inside the Mosque in the holy city of TOUBA.

Itinerary

DAY 1:
Leave Dakar after breakfast for a 45 mn drive to the pink lake, 10 times saltier than the Atlantic Ocean. The lake is an important center for cooking salt collection. Upon arrival, experience how salt diggers harvest the salt from the lake and women unloading it. After lunch, we will be driving for 2-hours to the Lompoul desert. Upon arrival, board the 4WD to the middle of the desert. At dinner time enjoy a traditional ballet performing Jembe drums involving singing and dancing enjoying the constellations. You will be invited to join in and experience our culture. Overnight in unique traditional VIP tents with modern toilets and shower. This will be a lifetime and one of a kind experience. Possibility of camel ride in the desert. Accommodation and meals are included.

DAY 2:
Leave Lompoul after breakfast for a 2-hour drive to the holy city of TOUBA. A guided tour inside will allow us to explore the most beautiful Mosque in West Africa. After the visit, proceed for a 3-hour drive back to Dakar.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

I will use a 5-seat vehicle with air-conditioning system

What’s Included

Other: *Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
*Pick up from your hotel
*Guiding services
*Commentary on board
*Boat ride to explore salt collectors at the pink lake
*Lunch at the lake
*Accommodation in the desert (Dinner and breakfast) included
*Visit of one of the most beautiful Mosques in West Africa
*All taxes applicable
*100% customer service satisfaction guaranteed

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - Personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: *Beverages
*Purchase of personal items

Restrictions

None. I am licensed by the Senegal Tourism department

A Recent Review of this tour

Oumar picked us up at Dakar airport and we had a fantastic three days with him. We were a family of five, three adult children. The trip involved travelling across Senegal all the way to St Louis and back. Oumar and the driver Bape dealt with the various police stops on the roads well, charming the officials at the various checkpoints. The desert camp was amazing but the most spectacular almost biblical place was St Louis. I cannot recommend Oumar highly enough
Lindsay Khan

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    Tour Price

    700 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    415709


    Categories

    Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, After Dark

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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