Sénégal at a glance
Non stop flights from Europe take between 4 hours and 6 hours (Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyons …
But also from Istanbul, Dubai, Casablanca, Algiers, Addis, Nairobi, Johannesburg, New York and Washington…
Time difference with Europe is small
Dakar is 1 hour less than Paris during winter and 2 hours less in summer.
- One of the most sunniest countries in the world.
- Complete change of scenery and true hospitality
- 700 km of wild beaches
Wide range of accommodation :
Business international hotels in Dakar, all in beach resorts around Saly, Eco lodges in the bush, Boutique hotels...
Great diversity of options :
Ecotourism, beaches, culture, bush, fishing, bird watching, safaris...
Senegal is the easy gate to Africa !
Rich craft tradition :
Wooden sculptures, leather, paintings, jewels, african fabrics...
Tasty cuisine based on fish, seafood, tropical fruit and vegetable.
DESERT DE LOMPOUL
|DAKAR||40km / 1h||270km / 4h||180km / 2h30||80km / 1h30||190km / 2h30|
|LAC ROSE||41km / 1h||250km / 4h||180km / 2h30||70km / 1h15||180km / 2h30|
|SAINT LOUIS||270km / 4h||250km / 4h||130km / 2h||270km / 4h||300km / 4h30|
|DESERT DE LOMPOUL||180km / 2h30||180km / 2h30||130km / 2h||180km / 2h30||280km / 4h|
|SALY||80km / 1h30||70km / 1h15||270km / 4h||180km / 2h30||280km / 4h|
|KAOLACK||190km / 2h30||180km / 2h30||280km / 4h||280km / 4h||280km / 4h|
Consulter l’agenda Au Sénégal.
Sortir A Dakar.
Quelques centres d’intérêt A Saint-Louis.
Voici les Jours fériés au Sénégal
November to june :Dry and sunny , average temperature 24 °C / 75°F
July to october : Humid and hot , average temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Rainfall mainly around august september
Sea water temperature: :
January to may : between 20°C (68°F) and 24°C (75°F)
June to December: between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (68°F)
See weather forecasting here
Frequent power cuts
Most hotels and restaurants are equipped of generators.
French is the official language.
English is spoken in main hotels and touristic places.
Wolof is the national language most practiced.
Other dialects also used by ethnic groups such as Serere, Diola, Peulh, Mandingue…
Franc CFA (XOF) is the national currency also used in many west African counties
100 Francs CFA = 0,15 €
1 € = 655.957 Francs CFA
Euros are easily accepted in local shops or restaurants. Cash dispensers in the main cities Dakar , St Louis , Saly , Kaolack et Tambacounda
90 % of the population is muslim
5 % of the population is catholic
5% of the population is animist.
Telephone and internet
Sénégal code : 221
Two local operators (Orange and Tigo) offer a cellular phone service.
Cybercafes are very present and rates for connexion go from 0.8 € up to 1.5 € per hour.
Visa or not visa ?
Since 01st May 2015, citizens from following areas just need a simple passport (6 months validity) and a return flight ticket to come to Senegal !
- European Union
- USA, Canada, Brazil
- Japan, South Korea, China & India
- CEDEAO African countries
For other countries, a free visa is delivered by Senegalese Consulates and sometimes at airport
More info : Formalities are subject to change at any time
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended but nor obligatory.
Malaria prevention is recommended specially during humid season.