For the 3D Java spatial audio framework, see, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joal-Fadiouth&oldid=971323713, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Mandingo-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. It has large Christian and Muslim populations with cemeteries on another shell island. Joal Fadiouth Tourism; Joal Fadiouth Accommodation; Joal Fadiouth Bed and Breakfast; Joal Fadiouth Holiday Rentals; Joal Fadiouth Holiday Packages; Joal Fadiouth Flights Please check you have entered your email address correctly. While the origin of the village remains disputed, the establishment of the Serer in the area is assumed to have begun when the advance of the Almoravids in the 11th century forced them to leave the Sénégal River valley, occupying the Petite Côte and the region of the Sine River. Eco Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Cultural Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. I really enjoyed this excursion as it gave me insight to the everyday life in Senegal. Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.co.nz, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Is this attraction a good place to visit on a, Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a, Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, We went to Joal Fadiout as part of a day excursion of Nouvelles Frontieres from Dakar. Joal-Fadiouth occupies an intermediate point between the Sahel Belt and the humid Casamance region. of shells is a fascinating cemetery, some artists, granaries and a church -- the guide made the point (repeatedly) about how well the Moslems and the Christians on the island respect each other and live side by side w/o problems or issues. The island is connected to Joal town by a bridge that brings you into the magical atmosphere of Fadiouth. Do you need to book in advance to visit Joal Fadiout? Another theory claims that Joal and Fadiouth have been founded by the Guelowar when they were expelled from the kingdom of Kaabu. Joal-Fadiouth was initially a canton, later on a county seat. Fadiouth has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) with no rainfall from November to May and moderate to heavy rainfall from June to October. Due to its position in an estuary, the greater part of the commune (3,021 hectares) is seasonally flooded. We took a "dug-out" (a rather long canoe) to the island but walked back to the mainland via. Joal - Fadiouth . The climate is typical of the Sahel with 3 to 4 months of winter from July to October and mild temperatures from November to April. Joal lies on the mainland, while Fadiouth, linked by a bridge, lies on an island of clam shells, which are also used in local architecture and crafts. Worth a visit. After paying for our tickets to visit Shell Island and the town of Fadiouth, we were assigned Paul, an English-speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and certainly very personable. This email has already been used to sign up with CONNECTED_THIRD_PARTY_NAMES. 90% Christian, 10% Muslim. After paying for our tickets to visit Shell Island and the town of Fadiouth, we were assigned Paul, an English-speaking guide, who was very knowledgeable and certainly very personable. And island made out of shells, including a cemetery. The reason that Joal-Fadiouth is on the tourist map is because Fadiouth, the second half of this excitingly duplicitous town, is perched on an island that's made almost entirely of clam shells. It is an island made primarily of sea shells and is home to most of the local Sereer’s and Catholic’s. Expedia, Inc. is not responsible for content on external Web sites. All rights reserved. This island has two walkways, one to the island itself and another one to a joint Muslim and Christian cemetery. Discover Fadiouth Shell Island in Mbour, Senegal: And island made out of shells, including a cemetery. The village has no motorised transport evidenced by the sign on entering. We took a "dug-out" (a rather long canoe) to the island but walked back to the mainland via the foot bridge. A fairly unique and interesting place. Enjoy the silence in the cristian/muslim cemetery, still used today and placed just near a stunning laguna. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the commune incorporates the rural community of Nguéniène in the north and the rural community of Palmarine in the south. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Shell Village. The entire island is covered with shells and there lots of places where you can buy local crafts. The main income of Joal is fishing (it is the largest fishing harbour of Senegal), agriculture and tourism. Fadiouth is special – it … The setting up of European posts during the triangular trade made the village one of the regions that was penetrated by missionaries as early as the 17th-century. In a country with an overwhelming majority of Muslims, the inhabitants of the isle of Fadiouth are 90% Christian. Both of these theories find their validation by observing the frequency of certain surnames, indicating ethnic group in the region. Another attraction is granaries on stilts in the water. We went to Shell market in the afternoon. The most recent census of 2013 put the population at 45,903 people. Fadiouth Shell Island. The annual average temperature is 29 °C. Coordinates: 14°10′N 16°50′W / 14.167°N 16.833°W / 14.167; -16.833, This article is about the village in Senegal. We took a "dug-out" (a rather long canoe) to the island but walked back to the mainland via the foot bridge. The excursion consisted of going to a Rural market in the morning and the Shell Island. The estuary is at any time of the year populated by mangroves, it is pervaded by bolongs, arms of the sea common to the coast of Senegal, mixing salt-water with river water and sprinkled with little isles of sea shells populated by baobabs and acacias. The residents of Fadiouth Island are mostly Christian, but they also have a significant Islamic population, and the close-knit community takes immense pride in an atmosphere of religious tolerance. the foot bridge. Living side by side. Its mayors have been Jean Collin, Emmanuel Sobel Diouf, Paul Ndong and presently Boucar Diouf. Gorée Island. A narrow, 400-meter wooden bridge links the two areas. the graveyard island, and taking a pirogue back. The important architectural legacy recalling this memorable passing is in danger of deterioration. On the island, where there are millions (!) Members can access discounts and special features. This island has millions of sea shells, the local people use the shells to decorate their graves. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. To be visited if in the nearby! Joal is situated on the mainland and Fadiouth is an island just off the coast. Protected by the local chief, they were allowed to openly profess their religion, to the annoyance of the Portuguese (Catholic) government. Rural market & Fadiouth shell Island Full day Twitter. Joal-Fadiouth is a small fishing village located at the far end of Petite Côte – a stretch of coast in Senegal. Monkeys, ciconias and hyenas are also to be found there. Shell island is home to 4,000 people. We recommend booking Joal Fadiout tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Piroque rides are available to, from, and around the islands, but a nicer idea was a walk over the wooden bridge to the island, rambling over the main island to. In the early 17th century, until around 1635, a community of Portuguese Jewish traders lived in the village, trading with West Africa, Portugal and the Netherlands. The population is predominantly of Serer origin. On the island, where there are millions (!) Another attraction is granaries on stilts in the water. Lastly, Joal-Fadiouth is home to Senegal’s first president, Leopold Senghor in whom the city takes much pride. This page was last edited on 5 August 2020, at 11:56. The proselytisation however was met by strong resistance by the local population, delaying large-scale evangelising by the Europeans to the 19th-century when Senegal became a French colony. The population of the commune in 2013 was some 46,000. It was elevated to a commune on 1 February 1966, with the process being completed by decree n° 72-82 on 3 February 1972 defining the borders of the commune. this is where the local farmers sell their livestock such as goats, sheep, donkeys and horses. The Rural market was really interesting as. This tour will take you 100 km away from Dakar, deep into the countryside. While the city is usually referred to as just Joal, Fadiouth is a unique and special part of the city. I did this excursion as I wanted to see more of Senegal. Try signing in with CONNECTED_THIRD_PARTY_NAMES or use another email address. Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Joal Fadiouth, Joal Fadiouth, La Petite Cote, Thies To finish creating your account, please click the link we just sent to. The first missionary that died in Senegal is buried in the cemetery of Fadiouth with a white cross marking his grave. It has large Christian and Muslim populations with cemeteries on another shell island. Points of Interest & Landmarks in Joal Fadiouth, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours in Joal Fadiouth, Fishing Charters & Tours in Joal Fadiouth, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours in Joal Fadiouth, Boat Tours & Water Sports in Joal Fadiouth, See all 2 Joal Fadiout tours on Tripadvisor, View all hotels near Joal Fadiout on Tripadvisor. The mangrove woods are populated by sea birds (sea gulls, woodcocks, pelicans, flamingos).