7 days in Senegal Itinerary

7 days in Senegal Itinerary

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7 days in Senegal Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Saint-Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Somone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dakar
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Gandiol, look for gifts at Rama diaw, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Louis trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saint-Louis is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Saint-Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Saint-Louis reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Somone.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

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

1
night
Somone

Somone ©
A small seaside town that thrives off tourism, Somone offers tropical seaside views from the northwest coast of Africa.
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, then stroll through Reserve De Bandia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Somone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Louis to Somone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Saint-Louis in March, you will find days in Somone are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dakar.

Things to do in Somone

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Reserve De Bandia
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Reserve De Bandia ©
Reserve De Bandia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, and then see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves. On the next day, browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, then visit a coastal fixture at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dakar online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Somone to Dakar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dakar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lago Rosa ©
Lago Rosa

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