Enjoy Senegal's best tourist attraction when you take our exciting safari of Bandia Reserve. Besides discovering the different species of amazing animals native to this part of Africa, you will also visit the beautiful Lac Rose saltwater lake.
Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Tour
We will collect you from your hotel in Saly early in the morning before driving to the huge Bandia Nature Reserve. Inside this protected wilderness area, you will encounter beautiful forests and various species of wild animals, many of which are native to the African Savannah.
On the route, we will pass majestic baobab trees which are only found in this part of the world. Our guide will tell you all about the importance these trees have for the Senegalese people and how they are often used as burial chambers.
As we continue our route in the 4x4 vehicle, we will see some of the wonderful wildlife that inhabits this natural landscape. We will find ourselves in the company of a huge number of species of birds, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, rhinos, monkeys, ostriches, and hyenas. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can capture these sights forever.
When the safari has finished, we will leave Bandia behind and head north along the coast of Senegal until we reach Lac Rose (Pink Lake). Just after arriving, we will take a break, so you can take some food in one of the local restaurants (not included).
Afterward, we climb back into the 4x4 vehicle and begin our tour of the lake and the large sand dunes which surround it. The guide will tell you all about how the lake became this color and subsequently earned its name. If time allows, you will also enjoy a refreshing dip in the salty waters.
Finally, we return to Saly at around 4:30 pm.
Bathing in Lac Rose
We will bathe in Lac Rose only if time permits. If there is sufficient time, you will have 15 minutes to enjoy the gorgeous pink waters.
Departures from other points in Senegal
There is also the opportunity to reserve the Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Trip from Dakar.
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||
Private Tour in English
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 265.70
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 319.90
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 439.30
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
4x4 vehicle trip around lac rose lake.
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 Saly).
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).