Lac Rose and Noflaye Tortoise Park

Day Trips & Excursions in Casamance

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Discovering the various species of tortoises in Noflaye conservation park and driving allong stunning sand dunes and amazing beaches will delight you.This 6 or 7-hours excursion will take you to Lac rose a miraculous lake that turns sometime in a pink color.You will have a chance to visit a Fulani tribe get also some valuable information on local culture.Noflaye village with its conservation tortoise park is also a point of interest to visit.
Start at 9:am.Meet and greet with your local guide.Then transfer in a a/c vehicle from Dakar hotels or port  to Noflaye village where the park's guide will provide you with some insightful information on tortoise species.Then proceed to the Pink Lake known as Lac Rose that was the finishing line of the rallye Paris-Dakar.As one of Senegal wonder,this lake gets its pinkish coloration when the sun is straight, and at dusk we can see tints of purple or violet. The pink color of the lake is explained also by the presence of some algae in the water. Besides its strange color, the large salinity (380 g/liter) placed it second after the Dead Sea.You will visit the salt collectors and get on a pick up jeep for a short game drive on the sand dunes following the path of the Rally Paris-Dakar.Stop to visit a Fulani village and drive along the breathtaking beaches of the atlantic ocean back to Lac rose Restaurant for lunch.In the afternoon transfer by car or van to your location.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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