Senegal Travel Guide - Expert holiday tips and travel advice including Dakar hotels, restaurants, cuisine, colonial and religious architecture, museums and culture. This guide also covers suggested itineraries and tour operators, music, storytelling, wildlife and natural history, indigenous people, Sufism, Touba, Cap-Vert, Nepen Diakha and Ouakam.
Like the whole of West Africa in microcosm, Senegal boasts a variety of landscapes and cultures that belie its compact size. Northern desert wilds give way to the rain-soaked Casamance, fringed by hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and the fantastically frenetic capital city, Dakar, surrounded by ocean and proudly perched at the westernmost point on the African continent. This smorgasbord of landscapes is all accessible within a day's travel, making Senegal the perfect choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into West Africa, for the first time or the hundredth.