Senegal rare wildlife safari
Discover some of West Africaís rarest wildlife in Senegalís remote Niokolo-Koba National Park, last stronghold in this corner of Africa for lions, leopards and African wild dogs. Income generated from expertly guided safaris here helps to protect endangered species, and dissuade locals from poaching.
Niokolo-Koba National Park Stay deep in the park to spot West Africaís rarest wildlife Lions, leopards, African wild dogs, elephants Dizzying variety of birdlife Use nocturnal hides as well as shared game drives Visit remote Mount Assirik, home to chimpanzees and giant elands
£1395To£3400 excluding flights
Description of Senegal rare wildlife safari
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe know the wildlife of Niokolo-Koba extremely well, and are deeply committed to its protection and conservation. We recognise the vital international importance of the populations in the national park of giant eland, chimpanzee, African wild dog, leopard, lion and elephant. We also recognise that all of these populations are at imminent threat of extinction and, as a responsible tour operator, we do all we can to limit the impact of our visit on these animals. We will never drive off-road in a sensitive area, nor will we crowd a sighting or pursue an animal who moves away from us. At night, we will never spotlight a diurnal animal, nor will we spotlight a young, injured or otherwise vulnerable animal.
Due to periodic drought and irresponsible damming projects in Senegal, water is a scarce resource in much of Niokolo-Koba. We ask that guests are economic in their use of water during their stay, including limiting the length of showers. We also ask all guests to avoid using single-use plastics, using a re-usable water bottle whenever possible.
PeopleIt is vital to our mission that local communities see a genuine benefit to ecotourism. This ensures that sufficient value is attached to local wildlife and ecosystems, meaning that these wilderness areas and their inhabitants are more likely to persist in the long term. This is particularly important in Niokolo-Koba, where poaching is unfortunately an extremely common problem. To this end, we insist that local suppliers employ local people wherever possible and, as such, guests should expect all guides, housekeeping staff, drivers and cooks they meet during their stay to be Senegalese.
We ask that clients, and indeed suppliers, are always deeply respectful of local people, their tradition and their cultures. We ask that clients dress modestly \, refraining from photographing local people without permission and refrain from excessive alcohol consumption during their stay. Ecotourism remains in its infancy in and around Niokolo-Koba and your presence may, at times, attract a lot of attention from children and adults alike. We realise that being approached by people can sometimes feel like an invasion of privacy, but this genuinely always comes from a place of curiosity. As such, we ask clients to be both friendly and respectful throughout their tour, ensuring that ecotourists and local people are left with a great impression from our visit.
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