"Salaam Aleikum" Top 5 Page for this destination Senegal by Wafro

Senegal Travel Guide: 637 reviews and 1,680 photos

Honestly, I don’t know what to think about Senegal.
I’ve got mixed emotions, when I think back at my journey over there.
The Eastern part of the country was so exclusive, relaxed, memorable and fascinating.
-Niokolo Koba

All places I could return at.
But the coastal areas where so sad, bumsters, OVER fanatic Muslims(taalibe of extreme brotherhoods), thieves and coastlines full of resorts.
The southern part is completely different, when you compare it with the rest of the country.
The Casamance region is a green and very fertile region, but it's also the scene of armed separatist rebels, so you better watch out when you're travelling alone.

Full country name: Republic of Senegal
Area: 196,190 sq km
Population: 10.3 million
Capital City: Dakar (pop 2 million)
People: Wolof (36%), Fula (17%), Serere(17%), Toucouleur (9%), Diola (9%), Mandinka (9%), European and Lebanese(1%)
Language: French, Wolof, Mandingo
Religion: 96% Islam, 6% indigenous beliefs, 2% Christian.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice climate and some unspoiled areas
  • Cons:Sometimes crowdy and a some people with bad intentions
  • In a nutshell:Mixed emotions
  • Intro Updated Sep 13, 2005
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  • AndreSTGT's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 6:45 AM

    Senegal is one of these places that i'd love to visit. Good tips here.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2006 at 10:15 AM

    I'm going to Senegal very soon, and I hope your tips will be as helpful as mine have been to you (as you say). What about malaria profylax, did you take any?

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 7:33 AM

    happy belated birthday, Ian. wish you all the best :) i just back from my central java trip.

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 8:08 AM

    Mooie page, goeie tips

  • May 12, 2004 at 1:20 AM

    Ian, nice page. useful information and tips. Great phtographs. Awaiting more.


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