26th of January 2019:
Before eating our breakfast, we wanted to organize a transport to the Niokolo-Koba National Park. We casually asked the taxi driver, which took us to the bus station if it was possible to rent an off-road vehicle in Kaolack. He said that is not a problem and made a few phone calls. An hour and a few thousand Franc later, we were holding a key for a Ford Escape equipped with 4×4 in our hands. On the way, we all wanted to have the Senegalese driving experience. Almost 350km later, we reached the long-desired park entrance and found out; that we had to pay the full entrance fee despite it was already getting dark. For this reason, we slept in a simple, but beautiful accommodation just in front of the park entrance.