Last updated: 4 March 2018
With lush rainforests, a desert, grasslands and beautiful white sandy beaches, Senegal on the bulge of Africa, is a stunning destination without too many tourists.

Life in Senegal is played to the beat of the drum and sway of music. Visit the busy markets or the noisy jazz bars in Dakar, the capital. From here take a boat to the island of Goree. For four hundred years it was the largest slave-trading post on the coast of Africa. The museums and houses tell its tragic tale. The capital is known for some of the best surfing beaches in Africa.

Take a boat ride through the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, a wetland home to 1.5 million birds of 365 species. Stay in a traditional grass hut in a desert village occupied by the semi-nomads that live there. Find elephant, lions, giraffes, rhino, crocodiles and chimpanzees in the National Parks.


From vibrant cities to tropical beaches and lovely landscapes, Senegal has it all.

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