Discover the mangrove forests of the Sine Saloum Delta

One of the most fascinating experiences in the Sine Saloum region is taking an excursion in a pirogue, the traditional boat used by Senegalese fishermen. This region is known for the lush vegetation of its river delta; the mangroves sink into the depths of the river, lining winding channels and inlets formed by the branching waterways. In this activity, you have the chance to discover the fascinating and mysterious islands of the Sine Saloum, where mysticism and religious syncretism are still present and practiced – making your pirogue journey even more interesting. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll admire these incredible landscapes as you cruise among the channels of the mangroves, spotting unique birds and other flora and fauna. Let yourself be charmed by the dreamlike environment of these riverine passageways.

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84.00


When: Year-round

Where: Djilor 

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: Excursion in pirogue with boat driver and guide 

What you’ll learn: Local species of birds, how mangroves benefit waterways, anecdotes about local culture and traditions 

Duration: 4-5 hours 

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!

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How to get to Djilor

If you prefer “DIY” travel, we recommend taking public transportation (sept-place or bus) from Dakar’s Beaux Maraichers bus station. You can find buses and cars that will take you directly to Joal Fadiouth. From Joal Fadiouth, you will find another car or private taxi that can bring you directly to Djilor. The price should not be above 6000 FCFA.
Dakar Dem Dik, another bus company, also offers travel to the region. The Dakar Dem Dik bus will take you directly to Mbour, where you will have to change cars and find another bus, car, or private take to take you to Djilor.
Finally, you can also find private taxis that will take you directly to Djilor for about 30,000 – 40,000 CFA.

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