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Parc National du Niokolo-Koba

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Lions and Warthogs and Buffalo, Oh My!

I could not be happier with how this trip went! We left from Dakar via the company Niokolo-Transport, an overnight bus. The Dakar-Tambacounda line runs more regularly than all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 April 2016
Dakar, Senegal
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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I could not be happier with how this trip went! We left from Dakar via the company Niokolo-Transport, an overnight bus. The Dakar-Tambacounda line runs more regularly than all the way to/from Kedougou. For only 6.000FCFA for the former and 11.000FCFA for the latter, it really is one of the best ways to go in order to maximize your time.... More 

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bay area
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

i first went to the niokolo in 1984, the wildlife was already not great but at least acceptable, the hotel was nice and employed more than 40 people...30 years later, the park is almost empty of animals, although birding is still quite interesting...the hotel is a pale shadow of itself, in fact it is terrible: electricity only a few hours... More 

5 Thank froggydoc
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I have been in the tropical forests of Cameroon and the Ivory Coast while this was the subtropical forest can I say. But I have experienced much more here than in the previously mentioned where I had been rather unlucky in that we could not stay there overnight. I had own car and it was really fun to drive there... More 

1 Thank Khamlia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Pure Africa!! We enjoyed a lot our day around the park, booked directly at the ecolodge where we stayed the night before and after (they offered us a delicious picnic meal for the day at the park) Ballacounda Ecovillage only 1km away from the park entrance (I highly recommend this ecofriendly b&b) Great wildlife atmosphere and not crowded by tourists... More 

5 Thank sandycole
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Visiting Niokolo-Koba was a very rewarding experience. I hope my detailed account below will attract those looking for a truly authentic African adventure. Feel free to contact me for additional information. PARK SURROUNDINGS AND ACCOMMODATION NK is 8-10 hour ride to the East from Dakar. The regional center is Tambacounda and is not much to see. But the villages along... More 

18 Thank klio1234
Abene, Senegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

I visit the park with my boyfriend Bakary. We go with our 4x4 to explore the road throw Tambakounda and want ed to viste the park Nioklo Koba. I was amazed about the beauty of nature and seeing so many differant birds and diverce of animals. We made a boattrip over the river Gambia and see and hear the hippos... More 

4 Thank MiekeV

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