The Sparkling Saint Louis

Saint Louis which also called as Nadar in Wolof is located in the north-western region of Senegal in close vicinity of River Senegal. The place has a great historical significance as it has remained French colony’s capital from 1673 to 1960 and also acted as Mauritania’s metropolis between the time period of 1920 and 1957. It is truly regarded as the heart and soul of the antediluvian colonial era and a large number of tourists take cheap flights to Dakar, and visit the splendid Saint-Loius which is approximately 320 kilometres away in the northern side of the Dakar city.

Saint-Louis is located on a small island with the width of 400 metres and length of about 2 kilometres, some 25 kilometres away from the aperture of River Senegal. Much of the area’s economy is based on tourism as it has preserved much cytology whose history dates back to the 19th century and also the evocative of many other Creole Atlantic’s cities’: New Orleans, Havana , Cartagena and Bahia. Thanks to numerous cultural exhibitions, international musical events, the unique and notable sites- Saint-Louis draws the attention of agglomeration of visitors towards its magnificence and elegance.

Saint Louis Senegal

The place is very well-known for the natural sites like the National Park of the Birds of Djoudj( located on the south-eastern embankment of Senegal River and is the most favourite sheltering place for the migrating birds who dwell at the wetlands which are abundantly found in the region. Approximately 400 breeds of birds amongst which the flamingos and pelicans are the common ones, can be seen here in large groups), the serene beach of Langue de Barbarie( a sandy and thin peninsula located near the Atlantic Ocean with a national park as well where abundant of colourful bird species can be found such as ducks , herons, pelicans, pink flamingos, brushes and cormorants ),the Makhana’s waterworks, the Maka-Diama dam, hunting lodges, the palace of Baron Roger and Fauna Reserve of Gueumbeul( which is situated some kilometres away in the southern side of Saint-Louis and comprises a reserve area of about 7 square kilometres and is very famous for guarding the endangered species like African Spurred Tortoise, Patas monkey  and Dama Gazelle).

Besides it also serve as the home of various edifices, monuments and museums like Saint-Louis’ Research Centre and Documentation Museum( which provides a deep insight into Senegal’s history and provides a wide collection of amazing panoramas related to the ethnic movements that continued for many years as well as the large variety of musical instruments and cultural clothes), the Gouvernance (which is very popular for housing abundant of administrative offices), Governor’s Palace, the Parc Faidherbe, the antiquated Dakar-Bango  airport, various colonial-era hotels, the Grande Mosquée, Servatius bridges and the Faidherbe Bridge. Apart from these alluring spots there are a lot many hidden surprises that the region offers to its beloved visitors. The climate of Senegal is pleasant tropical with a moderate temperature throughout the year. So get ready for an amazing and exciting trip of your life.

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