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

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

    Sylvain Grandadam
  • 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.

    Eduardo Huelin / 123RF
  • 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.

    Simon Eeman / 123RF
  • 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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