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Sénégal Oriental Mysteries

“Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude I feel towards the HELP team for enabling me to participate in… ”
West Africa
,  Senegal
,  Ziguinchor
,  Casamance
,  Voluntourism
,  Community Travel
,  Responsible
,  Alternative
,  Ethnic
,  Humanitarian
,  Volunteer
,  Nature
,  Learning
,  Cultural
,  Dance
,  Music
,  Integration
,  Sustainable
,  Development
,  Solidarity
,  Help
,  Aid
,  Project
,  African Adventure, Senegal, Africa

from €890* per person 8 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: H.E.L.P. Travel 12 people max
  • Ziguinchor airport, ziguinchor, senegal
  • Culture & Nature trips
From Ziguinchor to Kedougou, passing through the Niokolo Koba Animal Reserve and arriving until the Bedick lands and the Dindi Felo waterfalls: an itinerary of stunning beauty and deep authenticity.
The tour operates from a minimum of two participants. (tailor made from Dakar as well).

Locations visited/nearby

West Africa , Senegal , Ziguinchor , Casamance , Voluntourism , Community Travel , Responsible , Alternative , Ethnic , Humanitarian , Volunteer , Nature , Learning , Cultural , Dance , Music , Integration , Sustainable , Development , Solidarity , Help , Aid , Project , African Adventure, Senegal, Africa

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Toronto, Ontario CANADA
    Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude I feel towards the HELP team for enabling me to participate in an unforgettable experience! I felt very at home from the first day I arrived. Upon meeting all of the HELP team and the friends and family of Mariama, I felt like I was visiting old friends, instead of people who I never met before. Again thanks to you all, and I hope to be back in the near future for another humanitarian project and further exploration of the beautiful Casamance region!
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, H.E.L.P. Travel:

  • Reviewer: located in Toulouse, France FRANCE
    What can we say, more than the fact that we are still there with our souls.. What we experienced me and my partner has been amazing. We came back with the eyes full of sightseeing, and the hearts full of emotions. The little we had brought to the inhabitants of this beautiful Country is nothing compared to what we had in return... the gift of their time and dedication. Again thank you , thank you et à bien tot, as we are already re-planning to get back there and meet them once again..
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Marseille, France FRANCE
    Just go there, as what you will experience will long overcome anything I could say to you.. Do it for them, do it for you.. Today I am proud of myself. My shyness does not allow me to express everything I saw and felt.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Marseille, France FRANCE
    Exceptionnel voyage ! Nous navions jamais pens vivre une telle aventure. Une extraordinaire leon de vie, ambiance, chaleur humaine et paysages magnifiques nous ont combls. Ce voyage nous a permis daider et de participer concrtement   la construction dun local   musique pour permettre aux enfants dapprendre et dvelopper leur culture musicale dans de bonnes conditions. Cette population tant vraiment dans le besoin, HELP TRAVEL vous permettra de raliser un projet daide humanitaire et day participer pleinement. Merci   HELP TRAVEL et aux personnes que nous avons rencontres. Elles nous ont donn leur amiti et nous ont fait partager un peu de leur vie africaine. Les personnes desirant aider, partager et vivre une exprience inoubliable, NHESITEZ PAS !!!!! Ce voyage vous permettra de voir la vie sous un autre jour. Le cur et les yeux remplis de souvenirs, nous esprons participer prochainement à une nouvelle action.
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Ziguinchor

Arrival in Ziguinchor: greetings and settling in the hotel, lunch taken at a local restaurant. Your first day is dedicated to the discovery of this bohemian city, the centre and its colonial houses, the fishermen neighbourhood and the local markets (Escale and St.Maur). Dinner and night spent at the hotel.

Day 2 : The River Excursion

Breakfast and departure for a magnificent pirogue excursion on the Casamance River.

Fauna observation on the Birds’ Island; lunch at Affiniam, walk through the village, sailing back to Ziguinchor in the late afternoon. Dinner and night spent at the hotel.

Day 3 : Ziguinchor / Niokolo Koba (7hours drive)

Petit déjeuner et départ pour le Sénégal Oriental. Pique-nique sur la route et poursuite du voyage jusqu’à l’arrivée au parc du Niokolo Koba, installation en campement à l’entrée du parc.

Selon l’heure d’arrivée, temps libre puis dîner et nuit.

Day 4 : Photo- Safari

Four wheel drive excursion: a photo safari on the large reserve’ dirt roads. We will pass the suspended bridge until the lions’ camping and we will observe the Fauna at the Simenti pond.

Drive to Kedougou at the end of the day. Dinner and night spent at the hotel.

Day 5 : The Bedik Lands

Four wheel drive to Ibel’ Peuhl village. Trekking on the Bassari mountains to the Iwol village (medium trail – approximate hiking time: 1hour). Discovery of the Bediks people: a special community still bearer of ancestral rites and traditions.

Visit of the village and lunch in local farm house.

Then, the Solidarity Action will take place: the 10% of the trip rate will be given back to you, and reinvested towards an assistance project, together with local communities.

You will actively participate to the project, an authentic source of integration and understanding.

Dinner and night spent in home stay–style lodging: the actual accommodation varies according to the location where the solidarity action takes place.

Day 6 : Dindifelo

Very early departure towards the Dindi Felo village. Four wheel drive through dirt road (difficult trail – approximate driving time: 2hours). 15 minutes walk through the forest and finally reach the waterfalls, an unforgettable sight!

Bath in the cool waters: lunch and inspiring moments in a paradisiacal environment.

Back to Kedougou in the late afternoon, dinner and night spent at the hotel.

Day 7 : Kedougou / Ziguinchor (10 hours drive)

On the road back to Ziguinchor, a day of voyaging; stop for lunch at Kolda (or snack along the way). Arrival in the early evening, dinner and well-earned rest at the hotel…

Day 8 : Local Arts & Crafts, Departure

The Crafts Market, purchase of souvenirs and art objects. Back to the hotel, and preparation for the return trip.

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