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Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Private Tour
Activities in Saly

Bandia Reserve and Lac Rose Private Tour

Per group from
US$ 288.30
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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 Private 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.

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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$ 288.30
US$ 347.20
US$ 476.70

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 288.30
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 347.20
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 476.70

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en 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?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Physical: Accessible only for folding chairs. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more

Visual: Varies according to the attraction included. Audible security and alarm system.

Auditory: Varies according to the attraction included. Security system and visual alarm.

Intellectual: Varies according to the attraction included. Information in easy-to-read format. Accessible toilets. Security system and visual and audible alarm.

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All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 288.30
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

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.