Keur Moussa/Kayar/Tortoise Village/Pink Lake

1 Day

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  1. Day 1:

    We depart to Keur Moussa where you can observe or participate in the morning mass at the now famous monastery  built by Benedictine Monks in the early 1900s. Here you will see Benedictine Monks celebrating mass accompanied by traditional African musical instruments such as Koras, Balafons and Soft Drums. Mass is celebrated in French with a generous sprinkling of Walof.

    After Keur Moussa, continue to the nearby fishing village of Kayar. Ffishing is the main economic activity of Kayar. Observe the vibrant colorful spectacle as the fishermen returning to shore with the days catch haggle with their wholesale distributors amid the animated noise and activities.

    From Kayar we continue to Pink Lake. On the way we stop at Noflaye botanical gardens to see various species of tortoise.

    We arrive at Pink lake, a rare natural phenomenon caused by a unique combination of microorganism and high concentration of salts which gives the lake its pink color.

    Recently the lake is not as pink as in past years due to the nonstop depletion of the salt for commercial use. Interact with the women harvesting salt.  For the adventuresome, try floating in the lake. Time permitting visit the nearby Fulani village before the completion of the day activities.

Trip Includes:

  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to  listed sites
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