Category Archives: Senegal

Should have known …

At first I thought it was travel fatigue.  Then I thought that the new country was causing me some anxiety.  I also thought that maybe I was a little bit homesick, which was making me feel a bit down.  A casual … Continue reading

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A letter of encouragement

To Anne, Vic, Jackie, Phil, Elize and anyone else contemplating an adventure As you are preparing for your own adventures – however they look – we thought we’d send a few words of encouragement to you. We have been on … Continue reading

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Parc National de Nikolo-Koba

Hotel de Wassadou, outside Nikolo-Koba NP, Senegal, It was Blaise, our mandatory Senegalese guide for Nikolo-Koba, that initiated the conversation; The dilapidated state of the Simenti Hotel is due to it being run for the last 10 years by a … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wassadou

Campement Hotel de Wassadou Paradise exists.  It is on the banks of the Gambia River at Campement Hotel de Wassadou. After leaving the market, we drove the short 60km to Wassadou.  It was a relief to have a short day … Continue reading

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Tambacounda

We are so glad that we have taken the time to explore Senegal, rather than merely rushing through.  And yes, there are little annoyances and irritations everywhere – the rubbish and litter being a significant one.  However, the friendly people … Continue reading

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Southwards to Touba

The tour of National Parks continues.  Not a bad itinerary, really, as they are spread around the country and so we have a chance to experience many different habitats and scenery.  Our next Park – Niokolo Koba. We headed south … Continue reading

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Ile a Morphil

The next day we started our journey back towards St Louis. Of course, we took the scenic route along the Ile a Morphil.  This is an island that runs for about 100km and lies between the main Senegal River and … Continue reading

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Heading off the beaten track

Our trusty little guide book promoted Podor due to the restoration of its fort and nearby quay.  People we met at Zebrabar also suggested it was worth a visit – and our new 2nd battery needed a good long charge … Continue reading

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Park National des Oiseaux du Djoudj

Campement Njagabaar, Djoudj NP, Senegal, It is sunset, we’re about to have dinner, and I’m sitting at our campsite looking out over the pond. In the tree just 10m away we have spotted a Yellow Crowned Gonolek, a group of … Continue reading

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Relaxation and recovery

Zebrabar, Senegal Sometimes it feels good to stop. Zebrabar was just the place, space and set-up we needed when we reached Senegal.  Neither of us realised quite how fatigued we were after nearly 3 months on the road, and entering … Continue reading

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