Senegal offers unforgettable experiences and some of the most sumptuous sceneries in Africa. Natural parks, rich in all kinds of birds and large mammals. Lovely beaches, lined with lush and varied vegetation… This country has everything to attract the traveler.
Colonialism has left undeniable traces in local culture – most obvious is the French language – but Senegal has been independant for more than 50 years now and tourism has developped quickly.
In Senegal, the daily excursions can bring a lot of adventures and extraordinary extraordinary encounters.
Gateway to Senegal and throughout West Africa, Dakar is a wonderful city by the sea where you can discover Senegalese tourism landmarks such as the Independence Square and many other beautiful places such as artisan villages and sandy beaches.
Visit of the Pink Lake in Mboro
Lake Retba, also nicknamed the “Pink Lake” (see picture), is a legendary tourist site in Senegal. To get there you must take the Niayes road with a 4×4, which crosses palm plantations where you can stop to have a taste of the local palm wine freshly picked from the tree.
250km north of Dakar, the city of St. Louis is the oldest French colony in Africa. Today it is a major transmauritanien’s communication center and the fifth largest city by it population in Senegal.
On the way to Saint Louis we advice you to stop at the top of the most beautiful desert dunes in the region. There is a sandy desert close to the city where you can enjoy the wonder of the Senegal natural environment’s immensity.
A few kilometers further north and you will reach the famous Djoudj National Bird Park classified on the ONU World Heritage list. Here you can visit small villages in the valley along the river.
Touba and Mbodiene
Another popular tourist attraction in Senegal is the religious city of Touba which houses one of the largest mosques in West Africa ((see picture).
We also advice you to go on tour from Dakar to spend a night in the small coastal villages of Mbodiene or Ngazobil where the poet Léopold Sédar Senghor has lived.
A week in Dakar guarantee fabulous moments of discovery between desert and ancient colonial and religious sites, as well as relaxing days on the wide, sandy beaches of Senegal.