10-day cultural discovery


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Must be able to get in and out of the car

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

The Motherland dream tour

This popular tour requires a minimum of 2 participants. It allows you to explore Dakar and Goree Island taking you back to 350 years of African Slavery.
Explore the Pink Lake, a natural curiosity. The senegalese version of the Dead-sea. Experience salt collectors harvesting the salt. Also visit the original city of Saint-Louis, the African door to French colonisation. However, Saint-Louis reminds you of New Orleans with wooden balconies lining the narrow streets.
With a boat ride to SIPPO island, you will meet for the first time an African Queen and pose for souvenir pictures.
An overnight in tents with modern toilets in the middle of the desert is an unfogettable experience.
Visit one of the most beautiful MOSQUE in West Africa located in the holy city of TOUBA.
With a 4 WD and a Safari Guide, we will explore the BANDIA animal reserve.
PS: while exploring the culture, you will also be given the opportunity to relax and enjoy beach and pool time in some of the most beautiful resort on the Atlantic Ocean.


Day 1:Arrival at Dakar International Airport, assistance and tranfer to your Hotel and overnight in Dakar

DAY 2: City tour of Dakar and Goree Island and overnight in Dakar

DAY 3:Departure for SAINT-LOUIS. Stop to visit the PINK LAKE. Proceed for a 4 hour ride to St-Louis. Afternoon city tour on horse carriage. Dinner and overnight at Mermoz Hotel in St-Louis

DAY 4: Day at leisure

Day 5:Leave Saint-Louis for the Lompoul Desert. Upon arrival, boad the 4WD to the middle of the desert. Overnight in tents.

DAY 6: Leave LOMPOUL desert after breakfast for a 2-hour drive to the holy city of TOUBA and visit the most beautiful Mosque in West Africa. Then proceed to KAOLACK. Dinner and overnite at Adjana Hotel

DAY 7: Leave early morning for a LION walk. Then a boat ride to Sippo Island. Dinner and overnight at Adjana Hotel

DAY 8:Leave Kaolack for 2-hour ride to Saly Resort . Afternoon mini-Safari. Overnight at Royal Saly Hotel

DAY 9: Day at leisure at Royal Saly.

DAY 10: Transfer to Dakar airport.

End of tour

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the Airport,Hotel or any place of your choice

End location: I will drop you off at the place of your choice

Duration: 10 days


5-seater air conditioned vehicle

What’s Included

Pick up at the Airport,assistance and transfer to your Hotel.
-Transportation in an air conditioned vehicle
-English speaking tour Guide services
-Ferry and Museums fees
-Boat ride to SIPPO
-4 WD all terrain Jeep for PINK LAKE trip
-4WD Jeep to tour the animal reserve
-Safari entrance fee
-Safari Guide service fee
-All expenses related to trips and excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
-All taxes applicable

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50000 CFA - Lunch and beverage

What’s Extra


-Lunches and Beverage

-Purchase of personal items of souvenir


None. I am licensed by the Senegal Tourism department

A Recent Review of this tour

Oumar is deeply knowledgeable about Senegal and eager to share what he knows. We visited several very interesting sites and came away with a rich cultural experience. We were a group of 4, ranging in age from mid-20's to upper 60's and we all felt grateful that we found Tours By Locals and Oumar. It's hard to pick out a favorite moment, but perhaps it was the ride around Langue de Barbarie in a local fishing boat.
Jessica Schiffman

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