A letter to Barack Obama on the Mali Crisis

Dear Mr President,

These boys are from Mali.

 

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You see their like throughout Africa –  the continent of your ancestors, indeed of all our original ancestors. 

 

They wear you proudly, bemused to see one of their own where you are. They celebrate you as a history maker.

 

This letter calls you to change history for the better in Africa, now. 

 

You will have heard about the Mali crisis. 

 

I’ll spare you the history – you will have been informed and its complex, blame is everywhere. It’s a dark story of drugs and mafia, of secret services playing regional power games, of kidnap and ransom, resource control, the war on terror and the Arab Spring, of colonisation and de-colonisation and re-colonisation and desperate rebellion of an ancient people whose land is being used for this battleground.

 

I know, you’ve glazed over but here’s the good bit:

the solution could be really simple but only you can deliver it.

 

There is another solution – very complex, a papering over of the cracks only to return again in later years with more force.

The way this world is I’m sure the latter will be adopted, so this is an attempt to get you to take the reigns, deliver something real and lasting and profound for the people of Africa and the world.

 

For the simple solution all that is required is a simple phone call.

 

And more than that the people want you to help.

 

What could be achieved?

 

Right now, with very little effort, without even a troop being needed on the ground, for these boys’ future you could:

 

 – defeat extremist islamist banditry, ideology and terrorism in the Sahara and the Sahel of Africa.

 

– put an end to the main artery of the drugs smuggling from South America to Europe and cut off a major route for human and contraband trafficking from Africa to Europe. 

 

– give back control of the land to the indigenous people.

 

– re-unite a nation

 

– securing for yourself access to new oil fields – yes sorry its that dirty word again, but it is again behind everything – funny that but hey it would be yours to exploit but this time you’d have the thanks and good will of a nation you will have liberated from sharia law, division and possible civil war.

 

AND all you have to do to achieve all this is make a phone call to Algeria.

 

Your phone call

 

First you call in the Algerian Ambassador to the US and tell him that you need to speak to his real boss. He’ll mention the President. You say, no the REAL boss. Wink at him  – he’ll know what you mean. If he stalls, grab his balls and say “The God of Algeria!”

 

He’ll put you through to the boss of the Algerian Secret Service, the DRS – a General Mediene. As you will know from your CIA briefings, they control everything: AQMI, Ansar Dine, MUJAO – their intelligence, their supply lines, their arms. 

 

You tell him the game plan is changing. 

 

You then tell him the phoney war on terror in Africa is over.

 

He’ll scream back: “But we had a deal – AFRICOM! You can’t do that!”

You say, with your Clint best: “Yes We Can. That was “W” time, this is my time.”

See him quiver!

 

He’ll be in a bit of shock at this stage. Kick him while he’s down.

 

You go on. You tell him to call off the troops or you are going in. This is your trump card. If you come into the fray Algeria lose control of the situation.

 

Tell him instability in the north of Mali is no longer in the US’s interests. 

He’ll bring up Algeria’s oil.

The DRS – through its agents, the so called islamist groups:AQMI, MUJAO and Ansar Dine. They are all really different disguises of the same thing. They control the north of Mali, and so the oil. Algeria let them loose on the back of the MNLA Tuareg rebellion because it could not fathom an independent Azawad with the Tuareg in control of the oil.

 

The oil in Mali is linked to the oil in Algeria, but Mali’s beds are lower than Algeria’s. So  whoever controls Mali’s oil controls Algerian oil. Mali is ready to exploit. Once they start drilling Algeria will be out of oil in a year they say.

 

Thus Algeria is interested in chaos in the Mali desert, serving two purposes: control of the oil produced, control and destroy the Tuareg autonomy aspirations. Why? It is their own Tuareg who also live on Algeria’s valuable land.

 

To encourage him to dismantle his life’s work you could say you still want to buy their oil but if they want to go elsewhere for buyers that is fine, you are sure the Mali government would be delighted to do business on their new oil fields. You’d be drinking Algeria dry anyway goddam it! I reckon he’ll keep you on board.

 

And that’s it. That should do it. Cut the line of supply, cut off the puppets strings and you’re done.

 

You will of course then have to help the relevant forces on the ground – a mix of Mali, ECOWAS and MNLA – to get the thugs out of town, but once Algeria are on side this is just a technicality. They’d be out of the towns in days. Once in the desert the MNLA Tuareg rebels will finsih them off.

 

Why the US?

Firstly because you are not France

 

Second because you personally are who you are.

 

Thirdly because if it is EU, this means France.

 

(Ok what is my problem with France? Oh that would take a book! Suffice to say France is the former colonial power with all the tensions that involves. They set up the nations of the region under the principle of divide and rule, and it is the consequences of this that are playing out now. They have too much interest in the uranium and oil, their relationship with Algeria is very complicated and they have no credibility in the region for any of the parties you need on side, for the reasons above. If France gets involved, an already complicated situation gets 10 times worse.)

 

So far they have launched two very odd attacks ridiculously to rescue hostages and both have ended in disaster all round and they have killed their own hostages, on purpose I am sure but let’s not go there… They will and can only bodge things up and piss on the region as they’ve always done.

 

Why not just UN/ECOWAS?

A UN mandate will probably mean ECOWAS troops. The Malian army, the remnants of government and the MNLA rebels, the elements that are needed onside to resolve this crisis, do not trust ECOWAS to resolve the situation, and the people do not want them if it is them alone.The problem for ECOWAS is that it is made up of all the neighbouring nations who all have similar issues in their own countries to those of Mali. They are therefore not looking at the Mali situation alone, and consequently will not be making decisions based on how best to help Mali, but on how best to further their own country’s interests. 

 

Niger for instance has a very similar Tuareg/northern problem because of the uranium being mined in the Air Mountains. Chaos in the north of Mali keeps their issues off the agenda. They may not have an interest in a Mali of federal regions.

 

The Tuareg have to be heard and brought onside and be a major part of the solution for any peace to be lasting. They are the big victims in all this.

 

From the outset of the Mali crisis your government’s words on the evolving situation have made one critical mistake of understanding. You have always linked the Tuareg rebels and the islamists as though they were fighting together or for similar aims. They have have totally opposed aims: the Tuareg seek secular autonomy; the islamists are jihadists, seeking sharia law throughout Mali and oppose any sense of desert autonomy. Why? Because they are really working for Algeria, so why would they really want to go as far as having their own state? They just want chaos.

 

The Tuareg are a people of the desert first, muslim second. They are a secular people. Their islam is important to them of course and it directs their society, but it does not form the base of their identity. 

 

The Tuareg have always been the guardians of the desert, protecting travellers and connecting north and south. They just want to live their life, free in their desert where nobody else can or wants to live. They want to go back to how their life was 10, even 5 years ago, where 95% of their external income came from tourism.

 

Perhaps their distinction between their Islam and their culture is illustrated by the fact that it is their women who go open faced and it is the men that cover their faces out of respect.

 

Tuareg women have always held a very equal and strong position in Tuareg society. The tent belongs to the woman and stays with her and the children in divorce.

 

These so called “islamists” – the term is terrible, they are mafia, these people have nothing to do with islam, odd how they never came out with any of this sharia stuff before, and where does Islam condone drugs and cigarettes running, kidnaping of tourists for money (not even jihad)? – have been imposed on the Tuareg people of northern Mali since 2003 when Algeria created AQMI for their own Al Qaeda franchise, with the sanction of the US who wanted lots of bogeymen at the time (just before we all went into Iraq!)

 

They have destroyed the Tuareg economy that relied heavily on tourism, and for the time being have destroyed their way of life. It is the Tuareg who are refugees, the Tuareg who are exiled and looking down the barrel of cultural annihilation.

 

Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Secretary General meeting on the Sahel.

 

It was good to see Hilary Clinton talking forcefully about the Mali crisis, but she revealed some worrying misunderstandings. She said that there needed to be a restoration of the democratic process before things could move forward and called for elections in April.

 

It was the failure of the democratic process, the corruption of government and President Amadou Toumani Toure’s personal involvement in all the above that sparked the coup d’etat. Malians were looking at a situation where their president was sending in badly equipped troops to give up their lives against opponents with whom he had personal, family and political ties. His hands were covered in muck.

 

With the situation as it is, elections are the last thing that Mali needs. The mafia “islamists” cannot be contained through democracy, and their eviction has to happen before any elections can take place. On that the country is united.

 

She also talked of restoring the rule of law. Miraculously, despite having no government, southern Mali is calm and there has been very little civil unrest. This proves that the roots of the crisis and the main influences are foreign not local.

 

She also said that the “violent extremists” had allowed drugs trafficers space to operate. No – the drugs traficers have been there a long time, with a lot of official knowledge and support. It is they who became AQMI, MUJAO, ANSAR DINE. They are all one and the same.

 

She goes on: ” We have to train the security forces in Mali, help them dislodge the extremists, protect human rights, and defend borders.”

This is disingenuous. Your AFRICOM force has had a presence in Mali since 2003, when all this charade began, supposedly to do exactly this and monitor the AL Qaeda situation and train the Malian army to deal with the situation. The Mali garrison at Aguelhoc, closest to AQMI camp, was attacked at the beginning of the Mali crisis. The military were massacred as they didnt even have bullets. Your guys were not doing a good job of training the military to protect their country!  Back in 2009, when the issue of whether there were all these terrorists in the region as the US were claiming first arose, I asked an eminent Tuareg elder if there really were “terrorists”. He replied: “Yes there are terrorists. I call them the American terrorists. They came when the Americans came and they serve American interests – our oil.”

 

She ends: “Ultimately, our perspective is that strengthening democratic institutions must be at the heart of our counterterrorism strategy. It is democracies that offer their citizens constructive outlets for political grievances, create opportunities for upward mobility and prosperity, and are clear alternatives to violent extremism.”

 

And she says: “We are expanding our work with civil society organizations in specific terrorist hotspots – particular villages, prisons, and schools – trying to disrupt the process of radicalization by creating jobs, promoting religious tolerance, amplifying the voices of the victims of terrorism.”. If she is referring to Mali on this I’m afraid this is a load of hogwash.

 

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Senegal River Cruise – Saint Louis

River Cruise In Saint Louis

The Senegal River Cruise, which is not far from Saint Louis is an incredible journey from the Atlantic to the Sahara Desert that allows you to relax and watch the region’s extraordinary scenery, historical and modern perspectives pass you by.

The Senegal River Cruise is the ideal way to see a fascinating part of Africa from the water as it allows you to witness local tribes go about their day without interrupting them while at the same time relaxing from the comfort of a colonial boat.

Situated not far from Saint Louis , the Senegal River Cruise is a holiday experience that you will remember forever. The trip costs from €1500 for a 7 nights on the cruise ranging to €3350 for 7 nights on the cruise and an additional 3 nights on La Petite Côte and 3 nights in Dakar.

Trip of a Lifetime

Throughout your trip you will be able to see and experience some Africa’s spectacular landscapes and scenery from the cruise, and stay in some of most fascinating places back on land in Dakar and/or La Petite Côte.

If you want an adventure and experience Africa without the bumpy roads, the heat and the dust, then the Senegal River Cruise will be right up your street. This epic cruise will take you from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert – not many cruises offer this opportunity.

The Senegal River Cruise is close to Saint Louis and if you go for the full package, you will spend half holiday on the cruiser and the rest on land in Dakar and on La Petite Côte.

About Saint Louis

Saint-Louis, or Ndar as it is called in Wolof, is the capital of Senegal’s Saint-Louis Region. Located in the northwest of Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal River, and 320 km north of Senegal’s capital city Dakar, it has a population officially estimated at 176,000 in 2005. Saint-Louis was the capital of the French colony of Senegal from 1673 until 1902. From 1902 until its independence from France the capital was Dakar. From 1920 to 1957 it also served as the capital of the neighboring colony of Mauritania.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Kaolack

River Cruise In Kaolack

Experience the trip of a life time with From Here 2 Timbuktu’s Senegal River Cruise near Kaolack . You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views, bird’s of paradise while on this romantic vacation or family trip.

The Senegal River Cruise is the perfect way to have a romantic vacation, a family trip or just an African travel holiday without the roads, heat and dust.

This River Cruise near to Kaolack costs from €1500 for 7 nights. The Senegal River Cruise covers the cost of all travel during the trip, accommodation, meals on the cruise, and guide and entrance fees. Flights, visas, drinks, meals when not on the cruise, taxis in Dakar and transport to the airport before leaving is not included.

Trip of a Lifetime

All accommodation is included on this holiday depending on what package you have chosen. However if you wish to treat yourself while staying in Dakar to a 5 star hotel, this is will be at an extra cost. The trip is designed to enjoy the essence of Africa but while relaxing and watching the local tribes and cultures go about their daily lives.

The local tribes of Wolof, Tukolor and Maure you will have the chance to see and meet will be certain to amaze you as they welcome you with open arms and share their culture with you.

There will some amazing stop offs during the cruise but you will be spend the majority of the trip on the colonial boat which will travel along the Senegal River near to Kaolack .

About Kaolack

Kaolack is a town of 172,305 people on the north bank of the Saloum River and the N1 road in Senegal. It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders The Gambia to the south. Kaolack is an important regional market town and is Senegal’s main peanut trading and processing center. As the center of Ibrahimiyya branch of the Tijaniyyah Sufi order founded by Ibrayima Ñas, it is also a major center of Islamic education. The Medina Baay mosque in Kaolack is one of the largest and best known in Senegal.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Dakar

River Cruise In Dakar

If you fancy the adventure of a lifetime, then take the Senegal River Cruise close to Dakar , where you will find stunning surroundings, breathtaking bird’s of paradise and experience Tukolor, Maure and Wolof culture.

The Senegal River Cruise offers you the chance to travel along France’s colonial route into Africa and to visit places such as Saint Louis, Dakar and La Petite Côte.

The Senegal River Cruise is a short distance from Dakar and this adventure includes airport pick ups, transfers and all accommodation, meals on the cruise and entrance fees and guide fees while on the cruise.

Trip of a Lifetime

All accommodation is included on this holiday depending on what package you have chosen. However if you wish to treat yourself while staying in Dakar to a 5 star hotel, this is will be at an extra cost. The trip is designed to enjoy the essence of Africa but while relaxing and watching the local tribes and cultures go about their daily lives.

This unforgettable cruise is the perfect holiday for anyone who loves nature or enjoys finding out about different cultures while in a relaxing environment. We guarantee you will never forget this experience or the beautiful views that you get to see along your way.

The beautiful Senegal River Cruise close to Dakar is sure to take your breath away and we will make you have an experience that will be one you do not forget as well as being rewarding.

About Dakar

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port. According to December 31, 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million people. Dakar is a major administrative centre, home to the National Assembly of Senegal and Senegal’s President’s Palace.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – West Africa

River Cruise In West Africa

Close to West Africa is the unique African river cruise from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert called the Senegal River Cruise.

The Senegal River Cruise will take you on an adventure beginning at the Atlantic Ocean and finishing on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert, where you will be able to travel through one of Africa’s most extraordinary rivers witnessing tribes and people going about their daily business, bird’s of paradise and much more.

Situated not far from West Africa , the Senegal River Cruise is a holiday experience that you will remember forever. The trip costs from €1500 for a 7 nights on the cruise ranging to €3350 for 7 nights on the cruise and an additional 3 nights on La Petite Côte and 3 nights in Dakar.

Trip of a Lifetime

On the cruise and if you have planned to go to any of the other destinations, you will be staying in top accommodation with 5 star hotels available when you are back on land. The cruiser is a beautifully refurbished colonial boat with luxuries such as bars, swimming pool, restaurants plus more to help you relax and enjoy what Africa has to offer.

The local tribes of Wolof, Tukolor and Maure you will have the chance to see and meet will be certain to amaze you as they welcome you with open arms and share their culture with you.

For the majority of your Senegal River Cruise, you will be on the water taking in the beautiful scenery in region close to West Africa with fellow holiday makers. There will guides to guide you around at some of the drop offs during the cruise.

About West Africa

West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western as well as the southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough, and others on a line running from Mount Cameroon to Lake Chad.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Thies

River Cruise In Thies

If you fancy spending your African holiday without the roads, heat and dust then book yourself onto the Senegal River Cruise close to Thies .

The Senegal River Cruise is the perfect way to have a romantic vacation, a family trip or just an African travel holiday without the roads, heat and dust.

Situated not far from Thies , the Senegal River Cruise is a holiday experience that you will remember forever. The trip costs from €1500 for a 7 nights on the cruise ranging to €3350 for 7 nights on the cruise and an additional 3 nights on La Petite Côte and 3 nights in Dakar.

Trip of a Lifetime

Accommodation is included if you decide to include Dakar and/or La Petite Côte into your holiday. You will be booked into good 3 star hotels but at an extra cost you can treat yourself to some great 5 star hotels. This is a relaxing journey for the family or for a romantic getaway.

The local tribes of Wolof, Tukolor and Maure you will have the chance to see and meet will be certain to amaze you as they welcome you with open arms and share their culture with you.

For the majority of your Senegal River Cruise, you will be on the water taking in the beautiful scenery in region close to Thies with fellow holiday makers. There will guides to guide you around at some of the drop offs during the cruise.

About Thies

Thiès is the third largest city in Senegal with a population officially estimated at 320,000 in 2005. It lies 60 km east of Dakar on the N2 road and at the junction of railway lines to Dakar, Bamako and St-Louis. It is the capital of Thiès Region and is a major industrial city. Before colonization, the Thiès Plateau was a wooded frontier between the kingdoms of Cayor and Baol inhabited by the Serer-Noon, an ethnic sub-group of the Serer people. The Serer-Noon still inhabit the Thiès-Noon neighborhood of the south-west city today. They speak the Noon language, one of the Cangin languages. Today, Thiès is developing increasingly as an extension of the congested Cap-Vert Peninsula. It is attracting industrial investments (electrical and mechanical engineering) and there are plans to link it to Dakar by highway and commuter train.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Mauritania

River Cruise In Mauritania

If you fancy spending your African holiday without the roads, heat and dust then book yourself onto the Senegal River Cruise close to Mauritania .

The Senegal River Cruise is the ideal way to see a fascinating part of Africa from the water as it allows you to witness local tribes go about their day without interrupting them while at the same time relaxing from the comfort of a colonial boat.

If you fancy the Senegal River Cruise close by to Mauritania for a 7 nights it will include all transfers, meals on the cruise and entrance and guide fees from €1500 per person.

Trip of a Lifetime

Unlike some of our other trips, this cruise is one of most relaxing and luxurious adventures through Africa. The cruiser has facilities ranging from bars and restaurant to swimming pool and staff to serve your every need so you can full enjoy your experience.

Looking for a romantic getaway or just a family vacation, this cruise accommodates the needs for all. We are confident that you will never forget this amazing experience and the views you see along the way will take your breath away.

For the majority of your Senegal River Cruise, you will be on the water taking in the beautiful scenery in region close to Mauritania with fellow holiday makers. There will guides to guide you around at some of the drop offs during the cruise.

About Mauritania

Mauritania officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara (controlled by Morocco) in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern Mauritania covers a territory far to the south of the old Berber kingdom that had no relation with it. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Casamance

River Cruise In Casamance

If you like adventure, then you will love going on the Senegal River Cruise trip close to Casamance, where you can meet fellow travellers, stay on an amazing colonial boat which allows you to go back in time along France’s colonial route into Africa.

The Senegal River Cruise is the perfect way to have a romantic vacation, a family trip or just an African travel holiday without the roads, heat and dust.

The Senegal River Cruise is a short distance from Casamance and this adventure includes airport pick ups, transfers and all accommodation, meals on the cruise and entrance fees and guide fees while on the cruise.

Trip of a Lifetime

Unlike some of our other trips, this cruise is one of most relaxing and luxurious adventures through Africa. The cruiser has facilities ranging from bars and restaurant to swimming pool and staff to serve your every need so you can full enjoy your experience.

This unforgettable cruise is the perfect holiday for anyone who loves nature or enjoys finding out about different cultures while in a relaxing environment. We guarantee you will never forget this experience or the beautiful views that you get to see along your way.

There will some amazing stop offs during the cruise but you will be spend the majority of the trip on the colonial boat which will travel along the Senegal River near to Casamance.

About Casamance

Casamance is the area of Senegal south of The Gambia including the Casamance River. It consists of Basse Casamance and Haute Casamance. The largest city of Casamance is Ziguinchor. The Casamance was subject to both French and Portuguese colonial efforts before a border was negotiated in 1888 between the French colony of Senegal and Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) to the south. The climate is low-lying and hot, with some hills to the southeast. The Region has average rainfall greater than the rest of Senegal. The economy of the Casamance relies largely on rice cultivation and tourism. It also has excellent beaches along its coastline, particularly at Cap Skirring.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Senegal

River Cruise In Senegal

Experience the trip of a life time with From Here 2 Timbuktu’s Senegal River Cruise near Senegal. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views, bird’s of paradise while on this romantic vacation or family trip.

One of the perfect forms of transport to travel and experience Africa in is the boat, and the Senegal River Cruise is the perfect trip to see the beautiful landscapes of Africa from the water.

The Senegal River Cruise is not far from Senegal and the cruise includes all of your transfers, meals on the cruise, accommodation, and entrance and guide fees whilst on the cruise as well as airport pick ups.

Trip of a Lifetime

Throughout your trip you will be able to see and experience some Africa’s spectacular landscapes and scenery from the cruise, and stay in some of most fascinating places back on land in Dakar and/or La Petite Côte.

The local tribes of Wolof, Tukolor and Maure you will have the chance to see and meet will be certain to amaze you as they welcome you with open arms and share their culture with you.

Depending on the week you book your holiday, your cruise will either begin from Saint Louis to Podor or visa versa and that exact stop offs on the cruiser can vary. Which ever direction you take, you’ll be able to have the full experience of the Senegal River Cruise close to Senegal.

About Senegal

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, except for Gambia’s short Atlantic coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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Senegal River Cruise – Atlantic Ocean

River Cruise In Atlantic Ocean

If you fancy spending your African holiday without the roads, heat and dust then book yourself onto the Senegal River Cruise close to Atlantic ocean .

The Senegal River Cruise is the ideal way to see a fascinating part of Africa from the water as it allows you to witness local tribes go about their day without interrupting them while at the same time relaxing from the comfort of a colonial boat.

The Senegal River Cruise nearby Atlantic ocean costs from €1500 per person for 7 nights only on the cruise in a Standard Sharing Cabin to a maximum of €3350 for Single Suite on the cruise for 7 nights plus 3 nights in Dakar and another 3 nights on La Petite Côte.

Trip of a Lifetime

On the cruise and if you have planned to go to any of the other destinations, you will be staying in top accommodation with 5 star hotels available when you are back on land. The cruiser is a beautifully refurbished colonial boat with luxuries such as bars, swimming pool, restaurants plus more to help you relax and enjoy what Africa has to offer.

Looking for a romantic getaway or just a family vacation, this cruise accommodates the needs for all. We are confident that you will never forget this amazing experience and the views you see along the way will take your breath away.

Most of your trip will be spent on the cruiser taking advantage of the facilities, but there are also local guides lead you across each drop off during the cruise on the Senegal River Cruise close to Atlantic ocean .

About Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world’s oceanic divisions. With a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), it covers approximately 20% of the Earth’s surface and about 26% of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the “Sea of Atlas”. The oldest known mention of “Atlantic” is in The Histories of Herodotus around 450 BC.

About Senegal River Cruise

The Senegal River Cruise is a week to two week holiday. The unique cruise travels from the Atlantic to the fringes of the Sahara Desert or visa versa depending on what week you book your holiday. You can choose to go only the Senegal River cruise for the 7 nights or you can continue your adventure with an extra 3 nights in Dakar and a further 3 nights on La Petite Côte. The Senegal River Cruise gives you opportunity to explore Africa but in a relaxing environment as you cruise on beautifully refurbished colonial boat that boasts a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool and staff that will accommodate all your needs.

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