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Joal Fadiout

Citta, Joal Fadiouth, Senegal
+221 77 633 86 21
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Magic place

The island is connected to Joal town by a bridge that brings you into the magical atmosphere of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Figaro_AB
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Turin, Italy
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Excellent experience!

After paying for our tickets to visit Shell Island and the town of Fadiouth, we were assigned Paul... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Trup
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New York, NY
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
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“small island” (2 reviews)
“village” (5 reviews)
“shells” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Citta, Joal Fadiouth, Senegal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The island is connected to Joal town by a bridge that brings you into the magical atmosphere of Fadiouth. Enjoy the silence in the cristian/muslim cemetery, still used today and placed just near a stunning laguna. To be visited if in the nearby!

1  Thank Figaro_AB
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

After paying for our tickets to visit Shell Island and the town of Fadiouth, we were assigned Paul, an English-speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and certainly very personable. We took a "dug-out" (a rather long canoe) to the island but walked back to the...More

Thank Trup
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I was not sure what to expect when joining this tour. I was told about the little crabs that were scurrying for shelter when movement was detected, but our guide Eduardo showed us much more than that. First the gondol ride to the island with...More

Thank Torben J
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We got to Joyal from Saly in a sept place, which was an extraordinary experince itself. We got off at the station and then it is adviseable to take a taxi, or better to say just wave your hand and virtually any car pulls over....More

2  Thank tomajzlik
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

My trip to Joal Fadiout was great. I had a tour guide by the name of Edourd who is a local and he was amazing at explaining the history of the island and everything the island is facing today. We took a boat ride over...More

2  Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Interesting place, but be obliged to take a guide who leads you along all the 'shops' it is a bit of tourist trap.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stopped off here on our way back to dakar. You access the island by bridge which has lots of birds flying around. All of the paths and some of the brickwork on the island is made of shells. Our tour walked us through the...More

Thank jo l
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Easily combined with an hour around 5pm to see the fishing boats returning on the Mbour beach . Fadiouth is fairly unique with its Muslim/Catholic cemetery and streets covered in shells , and stopping to see the fish being smoked in Joal is quite an...More

2  Thank ConcordeFlash
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

I suggest if you want to join in the famous church meeting with gospel and tam tam music then Sunday AM is the best . This is also the day of the " Champs Elysées " ; as they call their weekly flea market .The...More

3  Thank sugarandspice2
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Fadiouth is an island accessed by a bridge. Interesting small village to stroll around. Curio seller shops and stalls but no one bothers you. Streets are all lined with shells from centuries of fishing. Quite a colourful village and famous for the nearby cemetery where...More

2  Thank Kevin S
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