Last Updated on May 7, 2023

It is possible to practice sandboarding in the Lompoul Desert, located in the region of Foundiougne in Senegal, on many of its several large dunes that are free of vegetation and well-suited for the activity.

The Lompoul is a rather small desert iknown for its stunning natural beauty and offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including sandboarding, camel riding, and camping.

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Désert de Lompoul Sandboarding
Sandboarding at Ecolodge de Lompoul. Lompoul desert, Senegal

Lompoul Desert

The Lompoul Desert is a large sandy area located in the region of Foundiougne in Senegal, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Dakar, the capital and largest city in the country. There are no major towns near the desert, but many opportunities for camping.

The Ecolodge de Lompoul is an eco-friendly hotel located just outside of the village of Lompoul, which also offers free boards for sand surfing on the nearby dunes.

The drive to Lompoul from Dakar typically takes 2-3 hours by car. Many tour companies in Dakar also offer day trips or multi-day tours to the Lompoul Desert and surrounding area, which can be a convenient way to visit the region.

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