Senegal and Guinea Bissau cultural vacation

“From the edge of the Sahara to the idyllic Bijagos islands, this comfortable adventure offers a rich taste of the culture and nature of two West African jewels.”


Dakar | Lampoul Desert | Saint Louis and Antoine Saint Exupery | Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary | Ferlo desert | Touba sacred town | Lac Rose | Gore Island | Casamance River region | Diola adobe forts and royal encounter | Manjaco villages | Bijagos Archipelago

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13 Nov 2020
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23 Dec 2020
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

When traveling in countries such as Senegal and Guinea Bissau that have few if any tourists, there is an additional responsibility on us as a company and on our clients visiting the country to do everything possible to minimise our impact.

We do everything possible to reduce our waste while traveling, using local cafes and restaurants. We also work extremely closely with our locally owned suppliers to inform and educate their staff about a range of issues, including litter and waste disposal, and the recycling of material. Clients are advised to bring their own water bottles rather than purchase plastic.

Wherever possible we use environmentally friendly local accommodation. If this is not possible we make every effort to alert the management of the accommodation in question to ways of improving their service with the environment in mind. Many of the hotels and lodges we use are in extremely remote areas and are therefore almost entirely self-sufficient, using local sources of food, labour and construction materials.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our very small groups and limited departures in Senegal and Guinea Bissau mean that our impact both cultural and environmental on the areas that we visit is small and truly sustainable. We are investing in the future, in the belief that along with our local colleagues we can create sustainable social benefits. All of the guides we use are local, and most have been working with our local team in a full time role for a number of years, rather than just as seasonal jobs.

Our suppliers in both Senegal and Guinea Bissau are small and locally owned, meaning that the income remains within the country and creates a real economic contribution. We also feel that the passion inherent within our local team means that your experience will be enhanced.

All of our trips include visits to local markets, craft shops and fairs. We also attend local festivals and support the preservation of wildlife. As well as being good for the local economy this gives travelers to the country a real feel for the life and culture of both Senegal and Guinea Bissau.


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