Senegal Travel Guide
Senegal, Travel Guide – General Presentation
Senegal is located in the west of Africa, in the south part of the Senegal River. Its neighbors are the Atlantic Ocean to the west and other African countries at the rest of the borders. Dakar is the capital of this exotic country, situated on Cape Verde peninsula. The official language spoken here is French together with a number of dialects: Wolof, Soninke, Seereer-Siin, Fula, Maninka, Diola and the country is a semi - presidential republic. As it has been a French colony, Senegal has longtime been influenced by the French culture, that helped her grow into what it is today. It gained its independence quite recently, still learning how to manage this freedom.
Senegal’s major cities are: Touba, Thiès, Kaolack, M'Bour, Saint-Louis, Rufisque and Ziguinchor and the local currency is: CFA franc.
Senegal, Travel Guide – Places to Visit
Just like in any other holiday trip, you should definitely begin your adventure trough this African country in its capital: Dakar. Due to its favorable location on the west limit of the continent, this city has gone through a period of development, especially in the area of commerce, being also an important port. It is here that not only the major boats arrive, but also the airplanes belonging to the main flight companies from Europe land in this beautiful capital of Senegal. Any Senegal Travel Guide will brag with the fact that Dakar is the stopping point of South Africa for all the international flights, especially the one coming from Europe.
After getting some rest, you should start your discovery of this amazing city with a walk along the ocean or you can simply admire the exotic architecture of the buildings that seem to watch carefully the busy streets. You can make a long stop in the markets, where you will find everything your heart desires for your dear ones.
The next day, rent a car and visit the amazing Ile de Goree, located just 2 miles away from Dakar. This place has an important historical meaning, as it represents the location where the Black slaves emigrated to America from.
After browsing carefully Senegal Travel Guide, you cannot possibly choose not to visit Saint Louis, or locally called Ndar, situated in the north-west of the country. It will offer you a breathtaking landscape, due to its position at the mouth of the Senegal River and right on the land that goes into the Atlantic Ocean.
I am sure that after leaving this exciting country you will take with you beautiful memories and the thought of coming back one day.
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Dakar is the most important city of Senegal and it is also the largest city of Senegal in terms of population. Dakar is also the capital of Senegal and the most important political hub for the country. It is also considered to be an important port city for Senegal as it is located right on the Western coastline of the city.... Read more »
After you have enjoyed the night life of this wondrous city and learned from its history, it’s time to devour your sense of adventure with the city’s wide array of sceneries and activities. Île de Gorée or Goree Island is considered as the smallest district in Dakar however, it has the largest fort that has served as a crucial transit for economic trade and not for slave trade.... Read more »
This city hosts most of the best nightlife in West Africa. They have the liveliest nightclubs and disco houses just around the corner that open at eleven o’ clock in the evening. If you want a reliable source of details for your future party plans, rush your way off the Ponty in the famous venue called French Cultural Center.... Read more »
Dakar has a population totaling about one million and more than two and a half million living in the metropolitan area. It is the largest city and the capital of Senegal at the same time. It is also one of West Africa’s biggest cities and the heart of the country’s industrial, cultural and economical welfare. ... Read more »