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Senegal & Gambia With River Cruise - Two Week Discovery Tour

On this holiday in West Africa 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 in Dakar (Senegal)

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

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

  • 4
    St Louis - Visit the 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 Wassu Stone Circles

  • 8
    Cruise to Tendaba

  • 9
    At Tendaba; Visits to Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve

  • 10
    Drive to Saloum Delta (Senegal)

  • 11
    Saloum Delta National Park, Pirogue trip north through the Delta to Ndangane

  • 12
    Drive via Fadiout to Dakar

  • 13
    Tour ends in Dakar

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Senegal and Gambia River Cruise
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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
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16