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Reserve De Bandia

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N 2 Route de Mbour, Saly, Senegal
+221 33 958 20 24
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you live in Dakar or are visiting Senegal the reserve offers a great option for animal lovers who like to see wild animals roam free. The park is beautiful with a wide variety of animals, many from South Africa, some local. The drive around...More

Thank Rios-Little
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no idea why people rate this park so highly, it’s expensive to visit and very poor compared to other parks. Having recently visited the safari park in Mauritius, Reserve De Bandia is so poor in comparison, with far less animals and also far...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to pet rhinos, see all kids of Sahara wild life, Giraffes, hogs, impala,tortoises and hundreds of birds and more. Also tons of Mombasa trees 1000 plus years old. Tour guide is mandatory and the Jeep rentals make for a great experience.

1  Thank FellowTraveler739517
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Although this is not necessarily viewing wildlife in its natural habitat (several of the animals are imported from South Africa or other parts of Senegal), we found it a very high-yield and well done reserve with a highly knowledgeable our guide (thanks Ibrahim). We got...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoPeter
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Unforgettable safari during my stay in Senegal. A bit expensive, but worth the price for someone who goes on a safari for the first time. Enjoying nature, wild animals while receving informations about them from a trained guide. The vehicles go slow, so there is...More

2  Thank Teodora C
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have been to Bandia twice- once in December and again the following April with my 4 teenage children and my mother. The kids absolutely loved it, as it is not a typical zoo with animals in cages or fake "habitats". They are seen as...More

1  Thank Amy N
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is really more of a zoo than a true wildlife reserve as many of the animals are not indigenous to the area. Nonetheless it is really well done on jeeps with a very knowledge guide. Definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank chgotrvlr71
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I got lucky to hitch a ride with another group, so we could share the fee. I find it quite steep for a place like this, after having seen reserves in South Africa. The driver and guide did a lot to find the animals for...More

1  Thank TorbenJ87
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A small game reserve, but one can get close to the animals. That is the best part of the visit. Except for Crocodiles, there are no other carnivorous on the reserve, which helps most of the animals to increase and multiply. The cost per person...More

Thank Narasimha M
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a great visit . Start was a bit lengthy as not enough guides were available. Once visit started we were overwhelmed by the numbers of animals to be seen. Funny and professional guide. Park well kept and clean. Animals looking good and healthy.

1  Thank Jacques P
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