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The Senegal River, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
The Senegal River

Stretching out for 1,110 miles, the Senegal River flows from its source in Guinea down to the ocean at Saint Louis.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Senegal river

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.

The Senegal river

A Senegalese village, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
A Senegalese village

Many villages have grown along the banks of the Senegal River.

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The banks of the Senegal River, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
The banks of the Senegal River

The locals use the Senegal River to help carry out their daily tasks.

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Faidherbe Bridge, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
Faidherbe Bridge

Opened in 1897, the famous Faidherbe Bridge crosses the Senegal River to link Saint Louis to the mainland.

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A heron on the banks of the Senegal River, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
A heron on the banks of the Senegal River

In addition to the local species, the Senegal River is home to almost 3 million migratory birds.

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A traditional pirogue, The Senegal river, Landscapes, Senegal
A traditional pirogue

An outing on a traditional pirogue is a great way to take in the banks of the Senegal River.

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