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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis, Senegal
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Great for birdwatching enthusiasts

I spent 2 days being driven around the reserve with a local guide for help-Vieux Mamadou. Most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Menlo Park, California
Nice to visit

Visiting on small boat , possible with children , is a nice way to visit. Do not expect unlimited... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Vetroz, Switzerland
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The Senegal River and surrounding wetlands host pelicans, pink flamingos as well asb many thousands migrating birds.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat trip” (8 reviews)
“small boat” (3 reviews)
“hour drive” (3 reviews)
North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis, Senegal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank jeroma25
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.

Thank jehudam2017
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Been there many times as part of my work regarding BIRD MIGRATION , it would be a lifetime experience if you go there , trust me i know .

1  Thank HS1066
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

There are 2 different tours, takes the longer, more expensive but breathtaking..thousands of migrating birds, crocodiles...one of my best memories in senegal.

Thank quent1lepee
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After reading all the reviews, watching several documentaries, and purchasing a West African bird book, the experience was just ok. We might have seen 10 species. We had to wait about 45 minutes for a boat to fill up. There was one boat full of...More

1  Thank bjcameron11
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This national park is a World Heritage site. A massive sanctuary on the Senegal River for more than 50 species of birds in a wetland which is surrounded by streams, backwaters and ponds. Getting There: If coming from Dakar, it is a very long (almost...More

Thank AlvidaRose
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were fortunate to be at Djoudj during the time when the pelicans come to hatch their eggs and there ware hundreds of them in the water, as well as hundreds of baby pelicans. Our boat was surrounded on both sides by pelicans and we...More

Thank mollyo578
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It's well worth taking a boat trip in the park to admire the sheer numbers and variety of birdlife. The thousands of pelicans on their breeding island was quite a sight (and smell!)

Thank 944FrequentTraveller
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The park is really beautiful and if you have good gide he will point you all interesting birds and take you to walk and go around to see them all. They will also show you other interesting anomals like crocodiles, pytons and similar.

Thank Karolina K
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We saw in the region of 50 bird species on our trip here. Most of them in the drive in. The boat trip was very relaxing and a nice way to spend the morning. The highlight was seeing the pelicans fishing together. We also saw...More

Thank jo l
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