10 days in Senegal & Gambia Itinerary

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Dakar
Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
Ndangane, Senegal
— 2 nights
Serekunda, Gambia
— 4 nights
Drive to Banjul International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport, Drive to Jerusalem


Dakar, Senegal — 3 nights

Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Step out of Dakar with an excursion to Reserve De Bandia in Saly--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, enjoy the sea views from Les Mamelles Lighthouse, pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, and don't miss a visit to Village des Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dakar trip itinerary planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Dakar is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Jerusalem to Dakar, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Dakar are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ndangane.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Ndangane, Senegal — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Delta du Saloum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Musee Mahicao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagune de la Somone, and then don't miss a visit to Joal Fadiout.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ndangane tour planner.

You can drive from Dakar to Ndangane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dakar in June: highs in Ndangane hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Serekunda.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Serekunda, Gambia — 4 nights

Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Change things up with these side-trips from Serekunda: Lemonfish Art Gallery (in Kartong) and Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur). There's much more to do: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, get a dose of the wild on Gambian Bird Guide Ansuman Drammeh - Best Boy Tours, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, and stop by Senegambia Craft Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serekunda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ndangane to Serekunda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Ndangane, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Serekunda, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Senegal travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.

Gambia travel guide

Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.