The Bandia Wildlife Reserve
Guest Blogger - Hilary Goldman . "A Year in Dakar"
Up Close and Personal
The closest we could get to the essence of a safari here in West Africa was the Bandia Wildlife Reserve. On one of our previous mini vacations to the Petite Cote - we had the opportunity to visit the reserve. The reserve is a much shorter distance from Toubab Dialaw (where we stayed at Auberge de la Plage),than it would be as a day trip from Dakar.
So as usual we find a local taxi man to arrange for the transport. Once in the park, the way it works is that you can either opt for a larger open air 4x4 vehicle that is way more costly or stay in your taxi with the windows rolled down. Windows rolled down works for us! Either way you are required to take on a hired guide.
A little history from their website.
|Ostriches and Abyssinian Roller|
Parker and Addison had been to the reserve with their class earlier in the year so at first they seemed quite disinterested in returning except perhaps to try and feed the Green Vervet monkeys. Of which I preferred they not add to the monkeys already domesticated habits.
The White Rhinoceros......Why White?
|My Husband, Taxi Driver and the Twins...|
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