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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis, Senegal
+221 77 655 09 18
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We were there in Mid March, apparently one of the best times to visit the lake. Thousands of... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Hayat_gezene_guzel
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Istanbul, Turkey
Not to be missed ..

Unforgettable experience with a 2 day visit to Parc Djoudj. The large lake with huge populations of... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
DianneMuriel
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Cairns, Australia
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The Senegal River and surrounding wetlands host pelicans, pink flamingos as well asb many thousands migrating birds.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (9 reviews)
“hour drive” (4 reviews)
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North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis, Senegal
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+221 77 655 09 18
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We were there in Mid March, apparently one of the best times to visit the lake. Thousands of pelicans flying all around was view not to be missed.

Thank Hayat_gezene_guzel
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Unforgettable experience with a 2 day visit to Parc Djoudj. The large lake with huge populations of flamingos, pelicans and other species was amazing. We saw hundreds of thousands of birds. Next we joined one of the boats to traverse another waterway to view the...More

Thank DianneMuriel
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This wetlands and bird sanctuary is a five hour drive from Dakar and a 1.5 hour drive from St. Louis at very high speed. We drove in from St.Louis which is the only practical and decent place to stay. The last half hour is on...More

2  Thank PeterAZ
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This park was further from St. Louis than I had expected: about an hour car ride. A taxi can do it but the better the car, the more comfortable your hour+ each way is going to be. We were out on the water about an...More

1  Thank Marvejols
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience even if you aren't a bird watching enthusiast, which I am not, thousands of pelicans swimming and flying around as well as dozens of other bird species. If you are in Saint Louis this is the must see attraction.

Thank sean l
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Thousands of water-birds on the door-step pf the park HQ/hotel. Flamingos,Whistling Geese,Spoonbills,ducks galore,

Thank andrew c
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Nice national park with possibilities of boat rides to see (and smell) a pelican colony and plenty of birdlife, including Arabian Bustard.

Thank Pomarinus
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Djouji National Bird Sanctuary is really a very interesting place to visit in Senegal and a must if you like nature and animals. From Saint Louis, a colonial town in which you can find accommodation of good level, half day is enough for the visit...More

Thank bluebay06
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I spent 2 days being driven around the reserve with a local guide for help-Vieux Mamadou. Most people visit just for the boat ride to the huge pelican colony. Did that 9 years ago and this time tried to photograph as many new birds as...More

1  Thank jeroma25
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Visiting on small boat , possible with children , is a nice way to visit. Do not expect unlimited birds to see...quite limited.

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travelbug1956pa
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Response from jeroma25 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open every day; am not familiar with public transport from St. Louis but you may ask your hotel about day tours to Djoudj and that would include transportation and the boat ride; If you get to the boat dock by... More
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