Learn to make juices and jams from local fruit

Are you interested in learning how to prepare and process local fruit, and in supporting female food producers and entrepreneurs? Discover how to make juices, syrups, and jams in a unique and fun workshop with the women of a local “GIE” (economic interest group). This organization has been promoting local products and produce and working towards creating employment opportunities in Ziguinchor for many years. During this workshop, you will learn the traditional techniques of fruit preparation and processing with fruit such as mango, ditakh, baobab fruit, and bissap (hibiscus flower). You will also be able to learn the process of drying coconut and mango, including learning the special combination of local spices that are added during the drying process – leading to a final product that is delicious and unique! These new techniques and traditional recipes will enrich your cooking skills, and you’ll return home with new recipes for tasty treats to offer your friends and family!

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Not included

The price of this activity does not include transportation, flights, meals, or accomodations. 

Enjoy Agriculture is committed to promoting local products. We encourage our local partners to sell their farm produce to our clients; you will be able to purchase various traditional delicacies directly from the producers following your experience! 

When: Year-round

Where: Ziguinchor 

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: Tastings of jams and other products prepared during the workshop 

What you’ll learn: How to use local fruit to prepare jams, juices, syrups, and dried fruit treats 

Why it’s unique: Workshop led by local women

Duration: 4 hours

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How to get there

If you enjoy “do-it-yourself” travel, we recommend taking public transportation. 

– Dakar – Ziguinchor Ferry

There is a boat from Dakar twice a week on Tuesdays and Friday. It departs Dakar around 8 pm and arrives at the Ziguinchor port the following day around 10 am. Boarding takes place between 3 and 6 pm on the day of departure. 

Departures from Ziguinchor take place on Thursdays and Sundays at 1 pm, with arrival scheduled in Dakar the next day around 7 am. Boarding takes place between 11 am and 1 pm on the day of departure. 

You must reserve your ticket in advance: 

In Dakar, visit COSAMA (Consortium Sénégalais d’Activités Maritimes) on Boulevard de la Liberation N°1 (on the corner of the street leading to the port), next to the Gorée Island Embarcadère. 

Dakar Office: 0022133-821-29-00   Ziguinchor Office: 0022133-991-72-00 

E-mail: [email protected]

To reserve (available by agency), please prepare a photocopy of your passport. 

Fare per person: circa 15,500 FCFA for a couch; 18,500 for a bed in the 8-person dorm; 28,500 FCFA for a bed in the 4-person dorm; 30,500 FCFA for a 2-person private cabin. There is a restaurant on board. 


-Taking a 7-person shared taxi (sept-place) 

From the Dakar taxi garage (Gare Pompiers / Beau Maraichers), take a “sept-place” that goes directly to Ziguinchor. It is important to leave very early in the morning because the trip takes about 10+ hours. The price of a seat in a sept-place car is 9,500 FCFA, with an additional 500 – 1000 FCFA depending on luggage. 

NOTE: The car passes on the Transgambian Road; some passport-holders may need a visa and/or to pay a transit fee to pass through The Gambia. 


-By plane 

There are daily flights offered by Senegal Airlines; flights depart from the Dakar airport and land at the Ziguinchor airport. 



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