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Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Trip
Activities in Dakar

Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Trip

  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

If you can't decide between a safari in the Bandia Reserve or enjoying the waters of beautiful Lac Rose, then why not choose both with our comprehensive trip from Dakar.

Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Trip

We will pick you up at 9 am from your hotel in Dakar and head to the first stop on the itinerary, Bandia Nature Reserve. In this spectacular wilderness areas, you will discover a magical forest of baobab trees which are native to the African savanna.

When we arrive in Bandia, we will get down from the bus and climb up into an all-terrain vehicle to begin a genuine adventure in this huge nature reserve. If you have ever dreamt of taking part in an African safari, then this is your opportunity. You will encounter zebras, rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, buffalos, and ostriches in their natural habitat.

After enjoying a thrilling tour of the nature reserve, we will then head to Lac Rose (the Pink Lake), which is famous for having been the last stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally up until 2008. Upon arriving, you will have your own free time to eat before we set off on an exciting 4x4 tour around this stunning lake of pink waters which is only separated from the ocean by a row of sand dunes.

There, you will witness inhabitants extracting the salt from the lake, using traditional techniques which date back centuries. If there is time, you will also have the chance to take a dip in the gorgeous rose-colored water. At the end of the ATV trip, we climb back onto the bus and return to Dakar.

Bathing in Lac Rose

We will bathe in Lac Rose only if there is sufficient time. You will have 15 minutes to enjoy the beautiful salty waters of the pink lake.

Departures from other points in Senegal

There is also the opportunity to reserve the Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Trip from Saly.


This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 2 people Up to 8 people Up to 15 people
Private Tour in English
US$ 286.90
US$ 342
US$ 491

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 286.9
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 342
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 491

More Information


9 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

4x4 vehicle trip around lac rose lake.

Not included


Entry to the Bandia Reserve (€19 / $21 per person approx.).

4x4 jeep tour of the nature reserve (€62 / $70 per person approx.).

Optional guide specialized in local wildlife (€10 / $11 per person approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Dakar).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 286.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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