Small Group tour in Guinea Bissau and Senegal

Senegal is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Africa and yet remains relatively little known. A stable democracy, friendly people, bearable climate and an efficient communication system combine to make this perhaps the most accessible of African nations. Visit Djoudj National Park to view one of Africa’s largest gatherings of birdlife, then head to the charming old colonial town of St Louis with its French style architecture, exploring by traditional horse and carriage. Spend time with the semi-nomadic Fulani before travelling to the holy city of Touba, centre of Senegal’s marabout movement and a fascinating place to learn about the spiritual traditions that dominate here. We meet a Dioula monarch and get to grips with the complex belief systems here, visiting a sacred forest where we may see traditional rituals taking place, then cross to the tiny country of Guinea-Bissau. A small but beautiful country with astonishing wildlife and vibrant traditions that rival any of its larger neighbours. Here we search for manatees in the mangrove swamps and explore villages belonging to isolated ethnic groups, experiencing an Africa that few are lucky enough to see.


Guinea Bissau and Senegal Explorer

Style: PioneerGroundbreaking tours to unique destinations
Duration: 15 days
Type: GroupSmall group tours with a maximum of 12 travellers

Travel through an incredible corner of Africa from the Sahel to the tropics on a remarkable journey, taking you through lands where few western travellers have visited. See one of Africa’s largest gatherings of birdlife and explore old towns by traditional horse and carriage. Spend time with the semi-nomadic Fulani and meet a Dioula monarch before sailing to the stunning Bijagos Islands, home to turtles, saltwater hippos and some of the most traditional cultures in West Africa. A small group tour offering a vivid insight to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.

Please note that the itinerary will differ for some departures.

The Carnival departures on 15 February 2017 and 31 January 2018 are 14 days in duration. Please contact us for the Tour Dossier.

 

Tour Rating 

Fitness ●●●○○ | Off the Beaten Track ●●●●○ | Culture ●●●●● | History ●●●○○ | Wildlife ●●○○○ for November and December departures and Wildlife ●●●○○ for other times of the year