Learn traditional practices for conserving cashew apple fruit

Are you eager to taste the unmistakable flavor of the cashew apple, and to learn the processes that have been traditionally used to conserve this unique local fruit? If so, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Alongside the women of a local GIE (economic interest group), you will discover this unique, delicious product. The cashew apple is only harvested during a short period of the year. It is a typical product of Senegal and some other West African countries, where the fruit is used to prepare a variety of different products, such as juice, dried fruit, and jams, and the nut, is, of course, sold as the cashew nut. 

This workshop takes place in Ziguinchor and is led by a group of local women who have been working in this field for 15 years, promoting local products and female entrepreneurship. The women will facilitate a series of hands-on activities where you will be able to enjoy learning about how to use this fabulous fruit to make jams, juices, or tasty dried snacks!

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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: three months out of the year (February, March, April)

Where:  Ziguinchor

Language: French, Wolof 

Included: the product that you prepare (dried fruit, jam, or juice) 

What you’ll learn: how to prepare and process the cashew apple fruit in jams, juices, and dried fruit 

Duration: 3 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: cosama@orange.sn

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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