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Senegal is one of the most visited countries in Western Africa which owes its name to Senegal River that borders it to the east and north. It is very vibrant and colorful country that loves fashion and its people take pride in their long and patterned traditional clothes. Its long sandy white beaches, hip music scene, rich colonial heritage, incredible wildlife and friendly people make it a great place to to enjoy a break which is full of African culture and traditions. Whether you are looking for a lazy poolside holiday or a thrilling encounter with an amazing wildlife, it is the right place for you. Pulsating live music clubs, bustling markets, massive mosque and historic sites recalling the dark days of slavery, the country has plenty to offer.

Why Go

Senegal has it all. It is one of the most beautiful countries of West African coast which is flocked by tourists due to its exceptional weather. With three thousand hours of sunlight per year, sparsely populated beaches, variety of handicrafts, major game parks that offer great opportunities for hunting, safari and eco tourism make this place worth visit. The capital city Dakar is known for its amazing nightlife and buzzing music scene also tempt visitors to enjoy a holiday trip over here. If you are a wildlife enthusiast then Fathala Reserve never disappoints you. Part of Parc Nationale du Delta du Saloum, the park is known for its forests and wetlands with hundreds of wildlife species. Explore this natural beauty by taking excursions, fishing trips and hiking tours which is surely a great fun. Discover Goree Island, off Dakar coast, which is one of the most visited historic sites, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was once a major hub of African slave trade.

Best Time to Visit

The climate in Senegal divides the year in to two principal parts. The dry season is from November to May with temperate around 25°C while the rainy season is from June to October. The best time to visit is from November to March when weather is cooler and drier as compared to other times of year. Migratory birds also arrive here and make a great time for bird watchers. If you are looking for a beach holiday then February to April is a good time for swimming and scuba diving etc.

Major Airports

  • Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport
  • Ziguinchor Airport

Major Tourist Attractions

The capital of Senegal, Dakar is known for its nightlife and boasts one of Africa’s most varied music scene. Whether you like Jazz, Pop, Rock, American Funk and Hip-Hop you all find over here that makes the city a great musical hub. Lac Rose also known as Pink Lake is a shallow salty lake and is one the biggest attractions of country. On sunny days its water appears bright pink due to its high salt content. Tourists come here to swim in lake’s warm water or to watch local traders scrape salt from bottom by hand. The country is known for its photogenic beaches which are not to be missed. Some of the best beaches include Île N’Gor and at Toubab Dialao. Do enjoy the sun, sand and sea of 94 miles long Petite Cote that you surely love. If you enjoy shopping then Saint Louis is a great place for you. It has retains its colonial era architecture. Enjoy day tours to Djoudj and Langue de la Barbarie National Park to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Festivals and Events

Senegal is chockfull of lively festivals to enjoy. Most of which are stunning showcases the love of its people for music and art that transports you into a different world altogether. On a holiday trip there are various festivals and events that thrilled you. Do take part in Abéné Festivalo an annual 10-day drumming festival in Casamance which begins at the end of December and extends to New Year. Enjoy Dak’Art Biennale, a colorful festival held in the month of May in Dakar that attracts contemporary artists throughout Africa to display their artistic skills. Besides this other major festivals include St Louis Jazz Festival, Kaay Fecc, Gorée Diaspora Festival, Festival International du Film de Quartier etc which make your visit even more interesting.

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