On the road between Dakar and Saint-Louis, on the great Atlantic coast of Senegal, it stretches the Lampoul desert in the Sahel region. Its dunes reach over 30 meters high and end on a long journey in front of the ocean.
After visiting Lake Rosa, the mythical end of the Paris - Dakar rally, we arrived at the town of Lampoul where we got on a 4 × 4 that left us in a haimas In the middle of the desert. Do not expect to meet in the heart of the Sahara where there seems to be only 360-degree plant life. In Lampoul grow eucalyptus and bushes that seem to find water from the most unexpected place. The inhabitants of Sahel themselves have been planting eucalyptus to avoid what seems like an irremediable invasion of the sand to nearby towns.
Eucalyptus surviving over the arid desert
Upon reaching the desert we proceeded to perform the classic Dromedary tour through dunes and enjoying the beautiful and extensive views around us. We did not get to see the sea, despite being about 6 kilometers from it, we barely made a half-hour walk to have a contact with the area and the desert of Lampoul.
Climbing the dromedary