Saint-Louis Region, Senegal
The Saint-Louis region is a province in Senegal bordering Mauritania. The region’s main city is the city of Saint Louis, which is also the capital.
For administrative purposes, the region is further divided into three departments: Dagana, Podor and Saint-Louis department.
The region retains an old but stylish colonial look due to its main city, Saint-Louis being the French West Africa colony till 1902.
Points of Attraction
The region’s economy depends on tourism for a large chunk of its wealth. Sixty kilometres away from Saint-Louis city, you will find the world’s largest bird park, the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Annually, the park sees over 3 million birds of over 400 different species, some of which are native to the area migrate to the park.
At the southern point of the Langue de Barbarie (Barbary’s tongue, a long strip of land separating the Senegal River from the Atlantic Ocean) is where you will find the National Park of the Langue de Barbarie.
The park houses some water birds that are good for birdwatching. The region also plays host to the Saint-Louis Jazz festival, which is the biggest African jazz festivals and other various festivals exhibiting its urban culture.
Recommended Hotels in the Saint-Louis Region
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