Saloum Delta National Park
River, islands, and sea come together to form a marvellous natural environment.
A spectacular, wildlife-rich reserve south of Dakar.
The mouth of the Saloum River, some 100 kilometres (67 miles) south of Dakar, forms one of Senegal's loveliest areas, a delta which is protected as a nature reserve covering more than 150 square kilometres (58 square miles). Out here, herons, pelicans and other birds swoop over countless more species of land animals, with monkeys predominating. There are various spots for a swim in the river, but especially as it widens upon reaching the Atlantic, and that's where you'll find the white-sand beaches that are some of the most delightful Senegal has to offer. Local towns not to miss include Palmarin and Ndangane, where you can find various spots to overnight, eat, and whence you can catch boats to visit the islands of Saloum.
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