Tambacounda

Travel to Tambacounda – Regional Capital of Eastern Senegal

Being the largest city in Eastern Senegal, Tambacounda offers its visitors magnificent landscapes and one of the richest cultural diversities.

Tambacounda is located at 400 kilometres from Dakar, on the sparsely populated sahélien plains. It is the regional capital of the province of the same name.

The town was settled first by Mandike peoples on the outskirts of the Mali Empire, on the regular transhumance routes of Fula cattle herders, and used as a trade centre, then, settled again by Wolof farmers in the early 20th century bringing cotton and grains cultivation.

French colonialists made Tambacounda a major transport centre, and a number of buildings, including the rail station retain the colonial flavour. Tambacounda is an ethnic mix of Bambara/Bamana and Pulaar, with a significant Wolof population.

For attractions, visitors to Tambacounda can visit the Niokolo-Koba National Park famous for its wildlife; the Ferlo-Nord Faunal Reserve; the Ferlo-Sud Faunal Reserve; the Iron framed rail staion; the Hôtel de la Gare and the colonial Préfecture building.

Travellers can also visit nearby towns that include Madina Maboule, Koukari, Yoro Sankoule, Sambadian, Djidje Kounda and Kanderi Niana.

Visitors to Tambacounda can stop by the “Mama Coumba” night club, a really fashionable place with a pleasant atmosphere. Street markets are very interesting to walk through. Travellers can get almost everything on the streets, from clothes to tasty mangoes.

  • Discover one of the most famous parks in Western Africa.
  • Explore the richness of Tambacounda region.
  • Enjoy shopping at the town local market.

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