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Senegal and Gambia River Cruise SE

Trip Duration 13 Days

Bird life, colonial towns and nature reserves

On this African adventure we discover two different nations: tropical Gambia and exotic Senegal. We walk through French colonial towns, see prolific birdlife and visit the megalithic stone circles at Wassu. We also explore some of the region's finest wildlife parks, cruise down the Gambia River and venture into the Saloum Delta by traditional pirogue canoe.

Tour Highlights

  • Djoudj - One of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world.
  • Gambia River - A two day cruise on the mighty Gambia River through tropical forest, bamboo groves, rice paddies and mangroves.
  • Saloum Delta - Explore the river delta by traditional pirogue through mangroves and aquatic birds.
  • Isle de Goree - A tranquil island rich in history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fadiout - A charming fishing village entirely constructed with shells.
  • Saint Louis - Visit a 19th century French colonial town by caleche.
  • Wassu Stone Circles - Ancient burial sites and megalithic circles.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join Tour Dakar (Senegal)

  • 2
    Ferry to the Island of Goree; Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 3
    Visit the Pink Lake then transfer to St. Louis

  • 4
    Djoudj bird reserve and St Louis;- Visit a charming french colonial town

  • 5
    Explore the Langue de Barbarie by motorised pirogue

  • 6
    Drive to Georgetown (Gambia) via Touba Mosque

  • 7
    Cruise along the Gambia River; visit to Wassau Stone Circles

  • 8
    Cruise to Tendaba

  • 9
    At Tendaba; visits to Kiang West and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserves

  • 10
    Drive to Saloum Delta (Senegal)

  • 11
    Saolum Delta National Park; pirogue trip north through the Delta to Ndagane

  • 12
    Drive via Fadiout to Dakar

  • 13
    Tour ends in Dakar

Trip notes

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We have the following different versions of the Senegal and Gambia River Cruise trip available at present.

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Customer rating:
Senegal and Gambia River Cruise
Included meals 12 5 6
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4WD, Bus, Boat
5 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Guesthouse
1 night Simple Rondavels
1 night Simple Boat
4 nights Standard Rondavels
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16