Parc National du Delta du Saloum

Parc National du Delta du Saloum

Parc National du Delta du Saloum
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK4,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Sitting around 1 hour or so south of Saly, Senegal, you will be able to access the Delta from Dangane a small town that sits at the North end of the Delta. Probably the easiest access for a 1 day tour. There are boats available for hire (I opted for a 2 hour tour).

The tour consisted of a trip around the mangroves and waterways and a visit to the island called Mar. Thoroughly pleasant experience and would highly recommend.

You have the option to go by an (all-in) tour or you can arrange you own day with relative ease. En route and at the Delta there are dozens of Baobab trees which are truly awesome too.

I did the full day double header which included Ille de Cocquillage (island of shells).

Great trip.
Written November 8, 2023
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AndyCorns
Bury, UK658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A great morning spent on the Delta du Saloum during a boat trip round the mangroves. Interesting climb into the boat and again when returning. There has been plenty of replanting of the mangroves saw a few different types of birds which included a Black Kingfisher

A peaceful couple of hours on the water, well worth a visit when in Senegal
Written February 18, 2023
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Yeonjae H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I don't understand why this place isn't on the top things to do in Senegal! Its absolutely magical! We spent 3 days in Toubakouta, It wasn't hard to reach the village from Dakar with public transport+Taxi, We took Senegal dem dikk (public bus with A.C) for 4000fcfa to Kaolack and took a taxi from there (can be negotiated around 12000-15000). We stayed at Maison d'hote Keur Niaye and it was extraordinary, we felt home the whole time we were there and their activities were very well organized. The boat trips to the mangroves, eating fresh oysters from the trees, visit to bird island, grilled fish on the beach..everything was perfect! I highly recommend visiting this area :)
Written May 2, 2017
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Janine D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Birds all around the place - in villages, in the forest, and in the mangroves. The visitor is surrounded by egrets, herons, vultures, eagles, gulls, waxbills, weavers, starlings, sunbirds, woodpeckers, kingfishers, hornbills, bee-eaters, and many more. Take your binoculars and a good birdwatching book and enjoy!

For trips, contact Carlos. He offers excellent birdwatching excursions in Spanish, French, and English and will take you to the best sites on foot, by boat, or by car. Carlos also knows all scientific bird names and will keep the most critical and demanding visiting ornithologist more than happy. carlostoubacouta [at] yahoo.fr or +221 775541645.

In Toubakouta village, which is an easy entrance into the mangroves as well as the forest, there are around 10 smaller hotels ('campements') that cannot be found online but which offer proper rooms for around 15 000 CFA (23 euros, double bed, incl breakfast). A couple of larger, more expensive hotels can be found online. A trip from Kaolack by 'sept plus' taxi will cost around 2500 CFA per person plus 1000 for a large bag. Trip Kaolack-Toubakouta takes around 1,5 hours by 'sept plus' taxi. Trip Toubakouta-Dakar by private taxi takes around 5 hours and should cost no more than 70,000 CFA.
Written April 30, 2014
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Most of the Saloum Delta is aptly incorporated into a World Heritage Site. We visited two areas in particular. Shellfish Island is man made, as its name suggests built on innumerable shellfish. There is a walking trail on the island to a viewpoint with many baobabs providing photographic opportunities too. Around 1830 we headed over to the Ile des Oiseaux to see various species of birds returning to roost for the night. Our transportation was by local pirogue. Mangroves are prolific in the delta but ultimately it is the birding that is the attraction. European migratory species can be found in the area albeit more in the January and February window.
Written April 8, 2019
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Amanda S
Brussels, Belgium108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
The flora and fauna of this delta appear to be untouched by commercial logging and industry, thanks to its Natural Reserve status.
Written February 20, 2015
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Bente Vold K
Fredrikstad, Norway33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
We spent 3 days in The Saloum delta and it is just like a dream. The flat landscape with mangrove forest, rivers and lagunes also give you a unique bird experience. It is a lot of things to do as well. Go with a traditional pirog into the mangrove forest and eat fresh oysters, excellent! Take a walk through the small fishing villages and talk to people, they are very friendly.
Written January 10, 2015
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selyoink
Washington272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
During the dry season about the only green I saw was in the Sine Saloum. Great experiencing walking thru the mangrove swamps and kayaking in the delta. From Dakar takes must of the day to get to the Delta so you definitely need to reserve a few days if you want to properly experience the delta
Written March 2, 2018
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Musicians Mum
1,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wonderful 5 hour trip between hotels in a motorised pirogue across the delta.
Exihlarating. Saw wildlife, fishermen, cockle /oyster pickers ,villages .
A wonderful exploration.
Written March 6, 2024
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A UNESCO world heritage site. We took a boat trip through the mangroves and got to see shell island. There are so many beautiful birds throughout the delta - including egrets perched in the trees.
Written April 30, 2023
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