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DAY VISITORS

GUIDED GAME DRIVES (DAY VISITORS)

Come to Fathala Safari Lodge in Senegal and enjoy an authentic African bush experience with our guided safari tours in an open game viewing vehicle. See family herds of the rare West African giant derby eland – only found in this part of the world – as well as other antelope species, such as roan, waterbuck and bushbuck. Also to be seen are giraffes, rhino, buffalo, warthog as well as red colobus, green vervet and red patas monkeys and exquisitely coloured bird species amongst the giant African mahogany trees. Binoculars are advisable as animal and bird sightings are not always close by. 
Duration: +/- 2 Hours
Includes: Guided Game Drive and guide
Also Available: Self-drive or hire a Fathala vehicle. Refer to additional charges on rate sheet.

LION ENCOUNTER: (DAY VISITORS)

Enjoy a Lion Adventure – a once in a lifetime experience. Take the opportunity to interact with our lions and accompany them on foot. An unparalleled experience that offers insight into the behaviour of this species, with lots of photo opportunities.

Duration: 40-45 min
Includes: Guided walk with Lions

Activities

OVERNIGHT GUESTS

GUIDED GAME DRIVES (OVERNIGHT GUESTS)

During your stay at Fathala Safari Lodge in Senegal, enjoy a typical African bush experience in an open-air vehicle on a guided sunrise or sunset safari game drive through our reserve. See family herds of the rare West African giant derby eland – only found in this part of the world, and visit the breeding camp – and other antelope species such as roan, waterbuck and bushbuck. Also to be seen are giraffes, rhino, buffalo, warthog as well as red colobus, green vervet and red patas monkeys and exquisitely coloured bird species amongst the giant African mahogany trees.

Enjoy morning coffee or evening sundowners and snacks next to the waterhole as you experience a magnificent African sunrise or sunset. Binoculars are advisable as animal and bird sightings are not always close by.

Duration: +/- 2 Hours
Includes: Guided Game Drive, guide, snacks and selected beverages

LION ENCOUNTER: (OVERNIGHT GUESTS)

Enjoy a Lion Adventure – a once in a lifetime experience. Take the opportunity to interact with our lions and accompany them on foot. An unparalleled experience that offers insight into the behaviour of this species, with lots of photo opportunities.

Duration: 40-45 min
Includes: Guided walk with Lions

LUXURY MANGROVE SCENIC TRIP

Relax in our new luxurious boat on the water in the afternoon, and enjoy the breath-taking views and scenery that the Mangroves of the Delta du Saloum has to offer. Experience the Mangroves, birdlife and Baobabs and if you are lucky, spot the dolphins and crocodiles too.

Duration: 2, 5 hours (min of 2 guests per trip)
Includes: selected beverages, transfer boat and guide

FULL DAY ISLAND TRIP

Visit Fathala’s very own island and en-route take the unique opportunity to visit a Senegalese Fishing Village. A transfer will transport you to the shores of Manssariko where you will board your boat “back to nature” tropical experience in the Sun. A delicious traditionally prepared fish barbeque, long walks on the beach and swimming in the warm waters, before your relaxing boat ride and transfer back to the safari lodge before dinner.

Duration: 6 hours (11:00 – 17:00) (min of 2 guests per trip)
Includes: Island, transfer, traditionally prepared fish barbeque, selected beverages and guide. (with the option to visit a traditional Senegalese fishing village)

VILLAGE & LOCAL MARKET TOUR

An opportunity to move away from the typical tourist activities – visit a traditional Senegalese village and market and experience how the locals live and shop. A local guide will accompany you to view the local crafts and fabrics, visit a bakery which makes the delicious Senegalese breads and taste the traditional baobab and bisap juice in a local restaurant and experience the REAL Africa.

Duration: 2 hours (min of 2 guests before tour departs)
Includes: Transfer/Transportation and guide but excludes all additional shopping, restaurant drinks, etc.

BUSH WALKING AND BIRDING SAFARI

See some smaller animals and get some exercise as you explore the Fathala bush on foot. A knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour where you can learn more about the plants, insects and smaller animal life on the reserve. See and photograph the exquisitely coloured exotic birds, such as the Abyssinian roller, the rose ringed parakeet, the western red billed hornbill, the long tailed glossy starling and much more.

Duration: 2 hours
Includes: Guided tour on foot