A well balanced and enjoyable educational trip.
We were shown the real lives of a proud and smiling people Our programme of events was carried out efficiently and our guide was amenable to any changes of start time for our journeys.
Advise the driver and guide that most europeans prefer the car windows closed and the air conditioning on! Bottles of water ( preferably in a cool box) available in the car on long journeys would be good
Pierre was a careful driver and Malik was a very helpful guide who spoke good english Whenever we arrived at each visit there was always a local guide waiting for us to show us round to give us a better insight into local life.
Enjoy the hotels but make sure that you meet the people in their environment to gain an appreciation of their way of life. Senegal is a country of quite marked contrasts and visitors must be prepared for much poverty outside the sanctuary of hotels Journeys can be very slow and tiring in hot dusty weather. I was very pleased to have taken small gifts to give to local children on our visits although this was not suggested by you
Having driven in the dark from the airport, through scenes of extreme poverty, finding the excellent Lamantin Hotel Despite so much poverty these proud people seem very happy and the women so beautifully dressed in their national dress