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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  • With the help of our (French speaking) guide, Vieux, we saw 67 species of birds during a half day of birding here. Vieux mentioned 100 species can be expected in a full day outing. The park itself is ...  more »
  • 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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