Discovery and Ecotourism in Mbour and its Surrounding areas

3 days and 2 nights to the discovery of Dakar, M'bour, Joal Fadiouth and Bandia

Plage des pêcheurs de Mbour
Plage des pêcheurs de Mbour

Our journey will focus on M’bour and its surroundings which is a town in the Thiès region. Mbour is established along the Atlantic Ocean in the center of the “Petite Côte”, one of the most popular beaches in the country, the main attraction remains the fishing port which is the second largest of the country after that of Dakar. We will visit Joal Fadiouth, the Somone and the Bandia Reserve.

It is a seaside resort in the Thiès region, an artificial island made up of seashells on the Atlantic coast. The island consists of two villages, Joal, and Fadiouth which are linked together by a wooden bridge. It is the childhood kingdom of the former Senegalese president and Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor. The beauty of this landscape has inspired him immensely in the composition of his poems. This shell island has an undeniable charm.

Bandia reserve will also be at the rendezvous, it is located 15 km from Saly and 65 km from Dakar. It is a real curiosity because it is home to many mammals deliberately reintroduced in the region. The reserve is home to rhinos, monkeys, gazelles, ostriches, Cape eland, zebras, hyenas, buffalo, jackals, mongooses, giraffes, and crocodiles in a setting of giant baobabs and lianas. There are also about 120 bird species, as well as ostriches, giant tortoises, and crocodiles.

Day 1: Dakar – M’bour (88 km)

Plage des pêcheurs de Mbour

Departure from Dakar for M’bour city of the region of Thiès in Senegal, visit of Popenguine with its unavoidable sanctuary Our Lady of Deliverance, lunch in one of the restaurants which strew the seaside, installation in a hotel in M’bour and rest. At the end of the day, we will witness the arrival of fishermen in dugouts on the beach of the fish market. It is so moving because they are then expected by a large colorful crowd who wants to buy fish, dinner, and overnight.

Day 2: M’bour - Joal Fadiouth – M’bour (64 km)

Parc national de Djoudj

Breakfast, stroll in the M’bour market, excursion to Joal Fadiouth which is made up of two villages, Joal and Fadiouth which are connected by a wooden bridge, visit of the shells village, which is very impressive, a beautiful canoe stroll will take you to the discovery of the mangrove filled with birds, lunch in a restaurant of the place, relaxation and discovery of the locality, return to M’bour, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: M’bour – Bandia - Dakar (148 km)

Reserve de Bandia

Breakfast and departure to Dakar, on our way, visit of the Somone Lagoon, visit of the Bandia reserve, photo safari in the reserve (rhinos, giraffes, large antelopes, gazelle’s dama, buffaloes, patas monkeys, vervets, warthogs, Hippotragus, jackals, mongooses …), arrival in Dakar, transfer to the hotel. – End of the tour

Price: 391 € / pers. (6 pax)
Price: 487 € / pers. (4 pax)
Price: 721 € / pers. (2 pax)

This tour includes: :

► Reception and escort by our agent

► Transport and professional driver

► Accommodation in a double room

► Full board meals

► Entrance fees into the attractions

► Toll fees

► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program

► Boats/Canoe rides

This tour does not include: 

► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs

► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys

► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures)

► Costs related to the Camera

Bien vouloir préciser : 

► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour

► Names and information of visitors for bookings

► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc.

NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s).