Senegal Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 56%, Senegal has been popular amongst the French for literally generations for its miles of white sand beaches along crystal clear Atlantic waters. However, anyone who comes here to simply lounge on the beach is doing themselves a serious disservice. The reality is that Senegal has an amazing array of attractions to offer, starting with the capital of Dakar, one of Africa's most energetic and vibrant cities, and the cultural hotbed of Port Saint Louis, the French's first settlement in all of Western Africa. These two places alone will fill up days as you visit an array of world-class museums (IFAN Museum of African Arts, Saint-Louis' Island Research Center and Documentation Museum, etc.) and such culturally significant monuments as the Door of No Return, which symbolizes the forced exile of thousands of Africans sold into slavery. But no one is expected to remain city bound forever, so rest assured that the countryside is indeed ripe for the picking. The highlight here lies with Lake Retba, whose waters have a distinctly pink, rosy hue. The lake's waters are reputed to have therapeutic qualities, so don't miss the chance to soak those travel weary bones! As you can see, Senegal represents far more than just a simple beach holiday.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
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Blink your eyes a few times to make sure they're not playing tricks on you when you first catch a glimpse of Senegal's Lake Retba. The lake can only be described as a natural oddity as it is literally pink in color, due to the p....
Imagine the terror of being chained and forced through the Door of No Return to be herded onto ships like cattle to lands unknown. Senegal's House of Slaves was the final exit point for thousands – some say millions - of slave....
|Coordinates:||14 00 N, 14 00 W|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Senegal