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Bandia Reserve Trip
Activities in Dakar

Bandia Reserve Trip

  • English English
  • 5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

For lovers of adventure and wildlife, our amazing trip to the Bandia Reserve is the perfect excursion from Dakar.

Bandia Reserve Trip

We will depart from your hotel at 9 am and head into the Bandia forest, home to one of Senegal's top nature reserves.

Along the way, you will see beautiful baobab trees, one of the symbols of the African savanna. You will hear all about how these are often used as burial chambers by the Senegalese.

After a journey of around one hour, we will arrive at the Bandia Reserve, a huge wilderness area which is home to a wide variety of animal species, many of which are native to the continent. Once there, we will climb into an all-terrain vehicle and start our unforgettable tour of this habitat for giraffes, zebras, rhinos, antelopes, ostriches, and crocodiles.

During the safari, we will admire these amazing creatures in their natural environment. You will have the opportunity to capture some fantastic photos from onboard the 4x4 vehicle, so you can take home a permanent memory of this brilliant experience.

When the tour of the nature reserve has finished, we will take you back to your hotel in Dakar, arriving at around 2:30 pm.

Fees not included in the Trip

The trip does not include the entry fee for the Bandia Reserve, which costs €19 ($21 approx.) per person. Once in the reserve, the only way to explore the area is via an all-terrain jeep tour which is not included in the trip. The jeep tour costs €62 euros ($70 approx.) per person.

Guide specialized in wildlife

The trip includes an English language speaking guide both for the journey from Dakar and during the 4x4 jeep tour. However, those who would prefer more detailed information on the animals have the option to reserve a guide with specialist knowledge on the local wildlife (€10 / $11 per person) once inside the reserve.

You are not obliged to contract this optional specialized guide.

Complete your trip by visiting Lake Retba

If you prefer, you can also reserve our trip to Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose from Dakar. Besides visiting the reserve, you will also discover one of the most spectacular nature spots in Senegal, also known as Lac Rose which means Pink Lake.

Departures from other points in Senegal

You can also reserve this Bandia Reserve 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
Tour in English
US$ 165.30
US$ 248
US$ 377

Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 165.3
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 248
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 377

More Information


5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Motorway tolls.

Not included

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

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

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$ 165.30
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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