Kaedi is an easy going town on the northern banks of the Senegal river. It is populated by Toucouleur, Halpulaar (Fulani), Beidane (Arabs/Berbers) and Haratine (former slaves). The town does not have any major attractions, but the nearby region has a few 'forests' (don't expect too many trees) and the villages on the river are sometimes beautifully set. The whole area has started to recover from the 1989 riots.
It is possible to cross the border into Senegal here, but the gards do not see many tourists. It is very easy to find a pirogue to take you to the other side.