Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Saint-Louis

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Thousands of birds populate Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site wetland on the Senegal River delta. A wintering area for birds migrating from the Sahara, the park protects African spoonbills, purple herons, white pelicans, great egrets, and cormorants. You can take a guided boat tour to learn about the sanctuary's conservation efforts and get some up-close views of other animals residing here, which include jackals, warthogs, crocodiles, gazelles, and manatees. The sanctuary covers some 16,000 hectares (39,537 acres) and includes a large lake. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary by using our Saint-Louis trip itinerary planning site .
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  • A very nice walk to the boat amidst the waterfowl, and Warthogs. Make the effort to arrive early (before 10 am) there are fewer people and it is not too hot
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  • A marvel of nature. Spectacular Ornithological Park. I am not particularly fond of birds, but in this park I was fascinated by the majestic birds. Experience to do absolutely! Last thing: sunscreen, hair and sunglasses are indispensable. More than two hours under the African sun can be tiring.
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