November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Senegal

Senegal is located on the western part of Africa. Though sunny as it may seem the unique extend of its coastline is a major tourist aspect. The coastline stretches about 350 miles across the Atlantic Ocean; this massive stretch is a major resort for vacation in a sunny beach that sprawls with black and white soul steering beaches. Senegal also has exclusive inland tourist attractions which ranges from amazing parks; which are inhabited by numerous wildlife, prehistoric sites and spectacular landscapes that stand formidably on this West African country.

Senegal has a great cultural heritage that dates back to the early colonial days. This great heritage is displayed by the massive mosques and historic sites that show richness and diversity of the Senegalese culture. Across Senegal, numerous fishing villages that extend even to the beaches are a great attraction feature.

This country holds a vast array of wild animals in its numerous parks. If you love wildlife Senegal would be such a good destination to plan your safari to. Senegal has one of the main bird sanctuaries in the world that contains about 1.5 million of varied bird species.

The Goree Island located off the coast of Senegal offers one of the greatest historic sites in the African continent, due to its proximity as the African hub for slave trade in the colonial era. Numerous buildings and constructions stand out to display the French colonial history as well as the gallery houses.





Related Tours

See all Tours
  • 327,000

    Senegal-Bucket List Adventure

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: 1 month before travel date, there will be a full payment refund minus bank charges. 2 weeks before travel date, 50% charges will be made. Less than 2 weeks to travel date, 100% charges will be made. Terms and Conditions apply!

Destinations in Senegal

  • Dakar

    Dakar the capital of Senegal is a beautiful African city. The streets are clean, the people...

    Read more
  • Untapped


    M’Bour is possibly the most important tourism destination in Senegal. About...

    Read more
  • Untapped

    Saint Louis

    Located on the Grande Côte near the mouth of River Senegal in the northwest...

    Read more

Quick facts

  • Official name
    Republic of Senegal
  • Location
    Senegal is located in West Africa. It is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. It almost completely surrounds Gambia.
  • Government
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
  • Population
    13,635,927 on 196,722 km²
  • Official language
  • Other major languages
    Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
  • Currency
    West African CFA Franc (XOF)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    Euro (€)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (Free) required. Yellow Fever certificate is only required for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission or in transit from but recommended for all. (For more information, visit -