15 days in Senegal Itinerary

15 days in Senegal Itinerary

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15 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Dakar
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Popenguine
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Somone
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h
4
Kolda
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Saint-Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Touba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Foundiougne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Toronto


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5
nights
Dakar

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Visiting Plage du Virage and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Les Mamelles Lighthouse and Grand Mosque of Dakar. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lompoul Desert, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dakar road trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Dakar is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In February, Dakar is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Popenguine.

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Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Plage du Virage ©
Plage du Virage
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Popenguine

Popenguine ©
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Popenguine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Popenguine day trip planner.

You can drive from Dakar to Popenguine in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Somone.

Things to do in Popenguine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Reserve De Bandia
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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

1
night
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique and then stroll through Lagune de la Somone.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Somone holiday planner.

You can drive from Popenguine to Somone in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Somone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kolda.

Things to do in Somone

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

1
night
Kolda

Kolda ©
Kolda is a city located in southern Senegal. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Niokolo-Koba.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kolda trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Somone to Kolda in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Somone in February: highs in Kolda hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint-Louis.

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Parc National du Niokolo-Koba ©
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba

2
nights
Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Rama diaw, then browse the exhibits of Galerie Ethiopiques, then explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Camee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Louis route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kolda to Saint-Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kolda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Louis, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Touba.

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Parks Wildlife Nature
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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary ©
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Touba

Touba ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Touba trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saint-Louis to Touba takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Louis in February, expect nights in Touba to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Foundiougne.

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Historic Sites
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Great Mosque ©
Great Mosque

1
night
Foundiougne

Foundiougne
Foundiougne Department is one of the departments of Senegal, located in the Fatick Region.EconomyFoundiougne is a main hub on the Sine-Saloum river in the Fatick Region of Senegal. On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Fathala Reserve.

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You can drive from Touba to Foundiougne in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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