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Old 23 Nov 2003
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Senegal beach route – Dakar to St Louis

Tickets bought and bikes almost ready, we are off to The Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania in January/February 2004.

Does anyone a) have information or recent GPS waypoints for a route onto (, along) and off the beach between Dakar and St Louis b) know where I can get the tide times for Dakar, St Louis, Nouakchott and Nouadhibou?

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For tide info go to http://www.ukho.gov.uk/tideprediction.cfm

It should give you all the info you will need to know. You will not need any GPS co/rds for St Louis to Dakar. It is straight forward and the beach is generally flat and easy to navigate.

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David - Thanks for the tide info.
Finding the beach at Kayar should be simple but can we ride straight into St Louis or do we need to head inland before we get there?
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Pete

A good question. As you get closer to St Louis there are water ways & salt pans, with & with out water & tidal. If it gets too differcult you can just go right on to the road. You should be able to judge it yourself and it wouldn't be more than 10-20 kms from St Louis. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Just found this site with Dakar - St Louis route http://www.regio-team.ch/zebrabar/. Bikes now on boat, see you there in January.
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get off beach at st louis @ N15 44.600 W 16 33.273 u will then be on a track and then there is some soft sand and then u come off near Zebrabar Enjoy!!!
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is there any good (lonely) place for wild camping along this beach route?
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Hi desert soul

Will let you know when we get back if we have take that route. TCP map shows 100km of beach and not much else.

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