Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Saint-Louis

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Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Nature / Park
Thousands of birds populate Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site wetland on the Senegal River delta. A wintering area for birds migrating from the Sahara, the park protects African spoonbills, purple herons, white pelicans, great egrets, and cormorants. You can take a guided boat tour to learn about the sanctuary's conservation efforts and get some up-close views of other animals residing here, which include jackals, warthogs, crocodiles, gazelles, and manatees. The sanctuary covers some 16,000 hectares (39,537 acres) and includes a large lake. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary by using our Saint-Louis trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Based on a series of lakes and channels it teems with wildlife. Taken round with other groups on large and verysafe dinghys with life jackets. Many kinds of birds but the Pelicans were most...  more »
  • It is an about 2 hours drive from st. louis, but the "road" is in very bad shape. You need to hire a car from st. louis, at the park you have to pay entrance, then you have to buy another ticket for.....  more »

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