Travel to Senegal
Senegal is primarily an agricultural country with high palms and rainforests, long stretches of beautiful beaches, and deserts. Senegal is home to more than 100 types of tropical plants and flowers. Tourism is one of the growing sectors of the Senegal economy, and has everything to ensure you have a successful vacation there.
Senegal is a small country and you will be able to explore much of it in a short trip. Our travel guide will help you make the most of your stay there.
Dakar is the capital city and is also Senegals largest city. There are museums of ethnography and archaeology in Dakar. There are many sandy beaches, as well as a zoological and forest park in Dakar. Other interesting sites to visit in Dakar are Dakar Grand Mosque, Dakar Cathedral, Gorée Island, Saly portugal, the IFAN Museum of West African culture, and Hann Park.
The Senegalese landscape consists mainly of the rolling sandy plains of the western Sahel, while Senegal's best beaches are found in the Casamance. This area is also famous amongst visitors for its hiking.
There are many adventure activities waiting for you to try out in Senegal. These include water-skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving.
If your visit to Senegal is for religious purposes, then plan your vacations according to their celebration calendar. Moulid an-Nabi (the Prophet Mohammed's birthday) is celebrated around June or July. If you plan to join the Ramadan celebrations, reach Senegal during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Another local festival is the Grand Magal pilgrimage and celebration.
Senegal's musical heritage is well known when compared to other African countries. It is very popular because of mbalax, a form of Wolof percussion.
Dakar has many good restaurants and clubs for you to enjoy a great night out. Dakar is a good place to do some duty-free shopping for souvenirs for your friends and family.