Discovering South Senegal
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Early morning start to go to Ziguinchor with ferry crossing of Farafenni. Stop at the border with Gambia and visa formalities. Crossing of the river Gambia by ferry before driving to Zinguinchor. Depending on the time of arrival, night in Zinguinchor or departure by canoe to Affiniam.
Visit of the village of Affiniam, of the dam, the orchard of the rural promotion centre. Lunch at the impluvium cabin of Affiniam ; departure in the afternoon to visit the one-storey house of Djiapao, a work of art because of its decorations and sculptures from floor to ceiling. Then tour of the village and the surroundings. Back to Affiniam at night.
Departure by canoe to Kandiane with a stop in Niokine to visit this village of animist religion, the king of Sôme, the church and the bomboong - tam tam phone - before reaching the camp site by boat for the night.
Visit of the villages of Kandiane, Mendalye and surroundings.
Departure by canoe to the village of Balinkine, visit of the village and picnic on the beach. After a nap, canoe to the campsite for the night, the Barracuda in Carabane.
After a forty-five minutes canoe trip, arrival in Sakout, a 100 % animist village, exporation of the village and its fetiches. Your guide will expain to you all the spirituality related to the fetiches, which will enable you to realize the importance of this religion in people’s everyday life. If possible, meeting with the fetiche man called Djilomo, departure to Dielingor, picnic and tour of the village before canoeing to Carabane.
Canoeing back to Ziguinchor from where we’ll drive by car to Enamport, an inland visit and night in an impluvium cabin.
Early departure to go back to Dakar.
Départure from Dakar by boat in the afternoon, diner and night on board
Arrival in Ziguinchor around noon and departure by car to Séléki, lunch, visit and night in the lodge.
Early in the morning, treking to a boarding place where a canoe will take us to Eloubalir village. Visit of the impluvium shacks and back to the pirogue to go to Ediougou village. Treking to visit this village where women make pottery. Then going on to Oussouye to spend the night.
Visit to the Oussouye King in his wood and Joseph's cashew processing workshop in Seghalene. Back to Oussouye for lunch. Departure in the afternoon to Egueye island and night in the lodge.
Breakfast before taking a pirogue for a ramble in the mangrove swamp, along the Birds Island. Stop in Elinkine to visit this big fishermen village, then taking the pirogue again to Carabane, lunch and visit of this island, wich was a slave boarding place to Goree, during the colonial times. Night on spot.
Departure early in the morning to visit the village of Hitou and back to Carabane for lunch. Taking a pirogue again to Elinkine to take our car to go back to Ziguinchor. Stop in M’lomp to visit the storey houses and night in Ziguinchor.
Visit of the city before boarding back to Dakar. Night on board.
Arrival early in the morning in Dakar.