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The Small Side

At the exit of Dakar, large baobab trees trace a path to this place which combines, in a single place, the sun at will, the sea is always calm, sandy beaches and excursions in the wild life and traditional in Senegal. 

This territory includes beach spots of beauty, nestled in the heart of landscapes on the lagoon. It also offers experiences out of time who live over trips in a universe of magic where the quiet competes with the beauty of the place. All along the Petite Côte, sunny beaches, and low current permit to taste the joys of swimming, sunbathing and water sports. 

Make a first stop in the territory of the magic of Joal-Fadiouth, the kingdom of childhood of the poet-president Léopold Sédar Senghor, the beauty of which was very much inspired by his poetry. A canoe ride through the mangroves and millet granaries, crossing the wooden bridge that connects Joal to Fadiouth, and you're immersed in a world of enchantment. The shells of clams and oysters that dallent the streets of Fadiouth crunch under your feet. The example of the religious tolerance in Senegal admires himself in a cemetery, or mixed christian and muslim, which offers a stunning view across the landscape.

The seaside resort of Saly Portudal is the ideal place for a stay under the sign of leisure and of the sun. Saly Portudal, full of golden sand beaches fringed with palm trees, behind which rise hotels to the charms of variety. The station is a spot of choice for water sports enthusiasts of all kinds (windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing..), and its 18-hole golf course bordered by the baobabs is a boon for golfers. 

Cap on Somone, a seaside resort located between two fishing villages and offers many accommodations. Its beaches are among the most beautiful of the Small Side. Its lagoon is an oasis of peace, a nature reserve for birds, where the atmosphere is peaceful to relax and rejuvenate. 

Immerse yourself in the charm of the village of Popenguine, which enjoys sunshine that lights up all the land and casts shades of gold on its beautiful beaches. A deep dive into rolls, waves, sunset from the cliffs that offer you a lovely view of the canoes in the distance and a ride in the national natural reserve, which extends to the vicinity and where flourishes blue merle, to guarantee you a total change of scenery. 

The fishing village of Toubab Dialao extends along a beach pretty wild, with ocher cliffs and hills ochres. Its charm and tranquility have seduced many Senegalese who have installed their secondary residence. 

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Water Sports

You will find all along the Petite Côte of beaches that allow taste the joys of swimming, sunbathing or water sports : rides, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, motorcycle,sea etc...

Activities in the Small Coast


La réserve de Bandia

Savannah Bandia invites you to safaris in family to go to the discovery of the african wildlife. Visitors cross rhinos, monkeys, gazelles, ostriches, impulses of the Cape, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, crocodiles, in a setting of giant baobabs and vines.

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The islands to the shells of Joal-Fadiouth

The islands shells are piles of shells shellfish products by the population serer. These man-made islands often have a sacred character.

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Randonnée en quad et buggy

Les amateurs de sports mécaniques trouvent au Sénégal de nombreuses possibilités d’excursions en quad, moto, buggy au auto.

Le circuit Dakar Baobab, répondant aux nomes de la Fédération internationale d’Automobile , est un terrain de jeu pour les raids « Aventure » dans la brousse.

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The exotic Park of Ngerigne

Parrots, quail, monkeys, hummingbirds ; and so many others are sheltered in the exotic Park of Ngerigne for a spectacle of sounds and colors. And at the heart of the park, you will have the pleasure of staying in a the institution, while comfort and enjoy a meal enlivened by the singing of birds.


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