Vibrant Culture and Sun-Kissed Beaches

Explore Senegal, a captivating blend of rich culture, stunning coastlines, and vibrant traditions. From the lively streets of Dakar and the historic charm of Gorée Island to the pristine beaches and diverse wildlife, Senegal offers an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, nature lover, or adventure seeker, this West African gem promises an enchanting and memorable journey.

Senegal at a glance

Location: Located on the west coast of Africa, Senegal shares borders with Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Gambia. It covers an area of approximately 196,000 km².

Capital: Dakar

Population: Approximately 16 million inhabitants

Official languages: French and Wolof

Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF) – approximately 655 XOF to 1 euro

Time difference: – 1h in winter and – 2h in summer

Flight time: 6 hours on average

Good to know: Food is typically eaten with the right hand only. When visiting someone’s home, it’s customary to remove your shoes and avoid stepping on the mat. Senegal is predominantly Muslim, so it’s advisable to dress modestly, avoiding clothing that is too short or revealing.

Haggling: Negotiating prices is common practice, except where prices are clearly displayed, such as in restaurants. A good starting point is to divide the initial price quoted by the seller by three 🙂

Health: No vaccinations are mandatory, but it’s recommended to be up-to-date on vaccinations like yellow fever, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B. Taking anti-malarial medication is strongly advised, especially during the rainy season.

Entry formalities: Passport valid for longer than stay. Visas are not required for stays of less than 90 days.

In your suitcase: Sunscreen, a hat for sun protection, lightweight and comfortable clothing, a swimsuit, and comfortable walking shoes.

5 good reasons to visit Senegal

Explore the Sine Saloum Delta by canoe, amidst the mangroves
Visit Gorée Island with its ochre houses and blue shutters
Witness the fishermen’s return on the beach of M’bour
Encounter the wildlife of Bandia Reserve
Discover the meaning of Teranga, which translates to “hospitality” in Wolof
Ile de Gorée, Sénégal

Experience the hospitality of a country where smiles are contagious!

Immerse yourself in the generosity of an authentic people, the enchanting beaches of Casamance, the remarkable wildlife of Bandia, and the unique cultural heritage of Gorée and Saint-Louis. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the land of Teranga.

Preparing Your Trip to Senegal

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