Senegal is a country in Western Africa, bordered on the north by Mauritania, on the South by Guinea-Bissau, on the east by Mali and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is located on the Cape Verde Peninsula on the country's Atlantic coast.
In Senegal there are a lot of different experiences you can choose from: beach resorts, cultural and historical sites, bird watching, diving and fishing, ecotourism, major game parks and reserves.
REASONS TO GO
The beautiful seaside resort of Saly.
The Gorée Island - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dakar and the Pink Lake (Lac Rose).
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Senegal has distinctive rainy and dry seasons. The best time to visit the country is during the dry season that goes from December to April.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Dakar Airport has several connections to the most important cities all over the world.
A railway connects Dakar and Koulikoro in Mali. It stops at many cities in Senegal, including Thiès.
The most popular form of transport around the country is by sept places, which are minivans.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)
Area: 196.190 km2
Population: 10 million
Language: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code: +221
Time Zone: UTC
Passport and Visas
No visa is required for citizens of Canada, ECOWAS, European Union (except 12 new member countries), Israel, Japan, Mauritania, Morocco, Taiwan and US for up to 90 days.
Get necessary vaccines before arrival. Officially, certification of yellow fever vaccine is required upon arrival if coming from a country in a yellow fever zone. Take also anti-malarial.
Avoid tap-water, and all dishes prepared with them.