In the north-eastern part of the country, between Bakel and Matam, the Senegal River has dug gorges out of the foothills,a truly astounding spectacle as the river's winding flow has shaped cliffs from the river banks.
Many villages have grown along the banks of the Senegal River.© Sylvain Grandadam
The locals use the Senegal River to help carry out their daily tasks.© MATTES Rene
Opened in 1897, the famous Faidherbe Bridge crosses the Senegal River to link Saint Louis to the mainland.© Eduardo Huelin / 123RF
In addition to the local species, the Senegal River is home to almost 3 million migratory birds.© Simon Eeman / 123RF
An outing on a traditional pirogue is a great way to take in the banks of the Senegal River.© Michel Uyttebroeck Piccaya sprl