Try your hand at organic farming and take a swim in the ocean

Are you interested in spending a day immersed in the natural world, spending time with animals and participating in activities with a local organization engaged in organic farming? The teaching farm in Mbodiene offers you a true immersion in Senegalese agriculture, far from the confusion of urban centers and tourist towns. Located in the village of Mbodiene on the Petite Cote, just a few minutes from local fishing villages and beautiful beaches, the organization is dedicated to cultivating a large variety of fruits and vegetables with the goal of reintroducing plant and tree species that restore regional biodiversity.
During this workshop, you will be able to help the farmers in their daily activities, such as plowing and preparing the earth, watering and irrigation, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and taking care of the animals. Through these activities,you’ll develop an understanding of the principles of sustainable agriculture and the local ecosystem for the production and sale of local and organic produce. For lunch, you’ll taste a delicious traditional meal prepared with fresh produce from the farm, eating around a shared bowl with the farmers that you’ve spent the day working with.
In the afternoon, you’ll take a private tour of the farm, where you’ll admire spectacular vistas onto the ocean, as well as the forest of Ngazobil, a protected area of over 600 hectares home to monkeys, boars, and hyenas. At the end of your tour, you’ll take a traditional donkey cart to the beach, where you’ll enjoy a picnic of local fruits and jams, as well as the chance to swim in the warm ocean waters.
Optional: To conclude this fantastic day, you also have the opportunity to take a boat excursion and guided tour of either the famous shell island of Fadiouth, or of islets that are natural habitats of sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees.
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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 (3 person minimum) 

Where: Mbodiene, village on the Petite Côte 

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: Lunch with the team, trainer / facilitator, excursion to the beach, excursion by boat and guided tour 

What you’ll learn: Various local methods of organic farming

Duration: All-day 

Why it’s unique: Learning workshop accompanied by beachfront picnic and guided boat tour 

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How to get to Mbodiene from Dakar:

The organization can organize a private taxi for workshop participants from Dakar to Mbodiene for 30,000 CFA. Alternatively, you may take public transportation (sept-place or bus) from the Beaux Maraichers Dakar bus station.

Climate

Senegal’s climate is tropical. In the north, there is a long dry season running from mid-October to mid-June, followed by the rainy season from mid-June through October. In the south, the rainy season is a bit longer, running from mid-May to November, followed by the dry season from November to mid-May. 

– In nave fino a Ziguinchor

La nave parte da Dakar due volte a settimana, il martedì e il venerdì verso le 20h e arriva il giorno successivo verso le 10 al porto di Ziguinchor. L’imbarco è previsto tra le 15 e le 18. Le partenze da Ziguinchor verso Dakar vengono effettuate il giovedì e la domenica alle 13, l’imbarco tra le 11 e le 13 con arrivo a Dakar il giorno successivo verso le 7.

E’ necessario riservare il biglietto molto prima:

A Dakar presso COSAMA (Consortium Senegalese d’Attività Marittima) in via Boulevards de la Libération N°1 (all’angolo della via del Porto) accanto all’embarcadero di Gorée.

A Dakar : 0022133-821-29-00.           A Ziguichor : 0022133-991-72-00 E- mail : cosama@orange.sn

Per riservare (unicamente attraverso agenzia) servirà una fotocopia del vostro passaporto.

Tariffa per persona: circa 15.500 FCFA per il divano; 18.500 nella cuccetta da 8 posti, 28.500FCFA nella cuccetta da 4 posti; 30.500 FCFA nella cabina privata da 2 posto. Vi è anche un ristorante a bordo.

– Prendere un taxi condiviso da 7 posti (septplace)

A partire dalla stazione dei taxi di Dakar (Gare Pompiers/ Beau Marché) potrai prendere un Septplace che arrivano fino a Ziguinchor. E’ importante partire al mattino molto presto visto che il viaggio ha una durata di circa 10 ore. Il prezzo di un posto in septplace è di 9.500FCFA e in aggiunta dai 500 ai 1000FCFA per il bagaglio.

Il taxi passa dalla Transgambiana, alcune nazionalità necessitano di un visto per passare per il Gambia.

– In aereo

Ci sono dei voli andata/ritorno giornalieri effettuati dalla compagnia Senegal Airlines, si parte dall’aeroporto di Dakar e si atterra all’aeroporto di Ziguinchor.

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