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Mar 26, 2013 - Bintang Bolong Lodge Gambia to Ziguinchor Senegal

Tuesday 26th March 2013 Bintang Bolong Lodge, The Gambia to Ziguinchor, Senegal (southern part of Senegal) Today we left our lodge at Bintang Bolong River at 8am after having breakfast out on the jetty. This was an absolutely beautiful place, totally peaceful. Today we drove across the Gambian border back into Senegal to Ziguinchor, the largest city in Southern Senegal. Senegal totally surrounds Gambia and in the south, the people have always wanted to be a separate country, so there is quite a deal more security, soldiers etc. there. When...

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Mar 25, 2013 - First part of trip in West Africa

Wednesday 20th March 2013 Dakar to Toubakouta Up really early today at 5.30am for a 6am breakfast as today the trip started from Dakar. Met everyone downstairs, packed up the back locker with our bags and set off at around 7am before the city was very busy. We then headed off out of Dakar to the south and then west heading for Touba, a town in which the largest and most historic mosque in Senegal is situated. The day was fine, and got very hot as the day progressed. By about 11.45am we had arrived in Touba and were taken on a tour of this...

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Mar 18, 2013 - Southern Senegal

Arrived in Ziguinchor in Southern Senegal after a pretty quick trip down here. Got out of bed at 7, and had arrived at my dodgy little bed for the night by 12. Furthermore, as soon as I got out of the taxi I made my way to the Guinea-Bissau consulate, and had the visa in my passport around 10 minutes after arriving. All this was completed before I had even started looking for somewhere to spend the night...easiest visa I have ever got. As Guinea-Bissau has no ATM'S ( or so I am led to believe), I have just taken 200 pounds from the ATM,...

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Oct 14, 2012 - Bugger paradise we're in heaven

We left our little campement and had to back through M'lump where the whole village appeared to be involved in cleaning up the area around the Kapok trees - rakes and brooms were the order of the day. We were heading to a place called Cap Skirring on the coast and a bit further up to Djembir where we had heard there is a fantastic camping site on the beach. Unfortunately the road was still too wet to attempt the drive - so. Went back to Cap Skirring so cook groups could shop and had a bit of a look around - considering that this is...

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Oct 12, 2012 - A little piece of paradise

On advice from the man we met at the cultural centre we headed to a small village called M'lomp and saw a couple of the most beautiful kapok trees where the village people gathered to sit chat and play. They had a museum of Diola Culture very interesting with a mix of local custom and Christian religion there are still many things which we find hard to understand but which make perfect sense in their cultural context. We also got to visit a large house two storey which is most unusual here but quite cool inside and lived in by a large...

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Oct 12, 2012 - Sweat heat, thunder, no rain!

Goodbye to The Gambia after too short a visit - the people were exceptionally friendly and the food when we could find it pretty good. Another morning of being g stopped by one of the many security people on the roads but again all in good spirit. We're getting used to being the odd ones out and being stared at. So few tourists come through this way. Another border which was only interesting for the fact that they still record everything by hand and still the young men want names and email or phone contacts. Headed to the northern Casamance...

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Feb 4, 2008 - Ziguinchor

Getting to Ziguinchor in the Southern Senegalese region of Casamance was a very un-african affair. We knew that it was a 4 phase journey so left the hotel early where a minibus to Serakunda arrived almost immediately. This dropped us at the bus park there where a minibus to Brikama was just about to leave but didn't have enough places for us. Not to worry, the next one arrived in less than 10 minutes and we were off on part 2. At Brikama we had to change to a Bush taxi, my first proper African Peugeot 504 taxi. This ancient wreck to us by a...

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Nov 1, 2007 - Ziguinchor via Dakar...The Gambia & S.

We left the Espace Sobo Bade-our O.N. in Toubab Dialao-at 6am in a taxi to Dakar to make connections to travel S. in a shared taxi-7 people-which left the taxi station at 8 am after a major discussion over price! Dakar is the capital as well as a major transport center...the French owner & her assistant had told us the night before that it would be critical to leave at 6 to avoid the traffic jam...! WOW what an understatement, even leaving at 8 from the taxi station-really just a maze of taxis jammed into this huge dirt lot next to the...

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Nov 1, 2006 - Senegal - Casamance - Ziguinchor

-Kasumay! -Kasumay Kep! The ferry drive turned out to be quite comfortable. At night we bordered Senegal's coast and woke up right to see sunrise in the Casamance River. Gorgeous! We spent a few hours reaching Ziguinchor and sailing through this amazing river full of all kinds of birds and animals. We were lucky enough to see five dolphins that jumped out of the water to say goodmorning, quite a few stunning pelicans and many other birds that we are unluckily unable to name. We finally reached Ziguinchor, a river-side town full of pirogues...

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