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A legend cruises the Senegal

Ally

Deckhand
Built in 1954 in the Netherlands to navigate on the Senegal in West Africa, the Bou el Mogdad plied the river as a 650-ton cargo carrier under the banner of the Messageries du Sénégal for nearly three decades before repositioning to Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau.

French tour operator Chemin de Sables in partnership with Spanish incoming agency Bassari Viajes and local investors decided to restore the ship and take her back to her former home.

The Bou el Mogdad - 51 meters long and 10 meters wide - carries 60 passengers in 27 cabins for cruises starting in Saint-Louis, the former capital of Senegal. The eight-day itinerary includes the colonial towns of Podor, Richard Toll and Dagana, also allowing visits to traditional Wolof and Toucouleurs villages, as well as Djoudj National Park, one of the world’s foremost bird sanctuaries.
 
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