Toubakouta

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Toubakouta is a city in Central Senegal.

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Toubakouta is on the main road between Kaolack and The Gambia. From Dakar, the best way to get there is to take a sept place to Ziguinchor and specifiy to the driver that you wish to get off at Toubakouta.

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The area is well served by motor scooter taxis suitable for one or two people, usually for 500CFA. The town is small enough that the locals know every hotel and can take you there quickly.


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You can take a tour around Missirah - which is a short journey from Toubakouta, it has the oldest and most sacred tree of Senegal.

Isle des Oiseaux, a long boat ride to see an island of exotic birds near the Gambian maritime border. The hotels charge between XOF 80.000 - 120.000 for this tour while Djie Osmane, owner of the artisinal shop Chez Aldi, (778755034) will do the tour for XOF 60.000. This journey is well worth it, as the island feels trapped in time in another era.

In a separate tour of bird islands nearer to Toubakouta one can see pelicans, herons, cranes and many other species XOF 25.000 - 30.000 with the hotels.

Fathala game reserve is around 12 km away, where one can go walking with lions. A lion walk costs around XOF 25.000 per person and a motorcycle taxi there would cost around XOF 7.000 including the wait for you.

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  • Chez Baum

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  • Keur Youssou, 0221 776 345 905, [1], This moderate sized and cheap resort hotel is well staffed and very clean. The staff can arrange pirogue trips up the river to see local wildlife and bird hangouts. At night have a plate of freshly caught local fish (perhaps one you caught yourself) and rice. Every bed has mosquito nets.

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