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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Senegal: Kaolack

Unfortunately we had to hop back onto Senegalese road transport to get out of the Siné-Saloum Delta, this time to reach the junction town of Kaolack. The plan was to head south to the Gambia, the thin, finger-shaped country that juts into Senegal like an argumentative finger into the fat belly of a belligerent taxi driver, and by far the easiest way to get there was via a night's stay in Kaolack. This makes no sense on the map – going from Foundiougne to Kaolack you're going in the opposite direction to the Gambia – but Kaolack is the nearest transport hub, so you have to head up there in the off-season to get your Gambia-bound bush taxi.