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Senegal Flag The Republic of Senegal (French: Republique du Sénégal) is a country in West Africa. It is borded by Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, as well almost completely surrounding The Gambia. Senegal has a coastline on the Atlantic, and gets it names name from the Sénégal River which borders the country to the North and East.

As of 2007, Senegal had an estimated population of 13,711,597. The country's largest city and capital is Dakar, with a population of over 1 million, and total population of around 2.4 million people living it the city's metropolitan area. Dakar is famous as major regional port, and is the westernmost city on the African mainland.

Senegal Country Details


Country Name Senegal
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Senegal Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Dakar


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Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Sean Connolly

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2019-04-15
Paperback (392 pages)

Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Senegal continues to offer far and away the greatest depth of coverage for this increasingly popular part of West Africa. With over 350 pages of detailed description and 40 maps, this remains the definitive source of information to a country that is often described as the whole of West Africa in microcosm.
This new edition includes details of the rapidly changing transport situation, notably the opening of the new international airport and the first bridge to span the Gambia River. All regions of the country are covered, including detailed information on access to Senegal's national parks, with detailed maps, itineraries, and practical information on transport, accommodation and eating for each region.
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.
Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar's nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. With one of Africa's most prolific arts scenes, Senegal attracts numerous visitors for its cultural attractions, and this book provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the music, art, film, and literature of this most creative of countries.
Beyond the capital, Saint-Louis' charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19th century, and sleepy Île de Gorée is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time.
With all new first-hand research, Bradt's Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.


Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Sean Connolly

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (288 pages)

Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
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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.

Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar’s nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. Saint-Louis’ colonial charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19
th century, and sleepy Ile de Goree is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time. With all new first hand research, Bradt’s Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.
Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg, Vesna Maric, Caroline Sieg, Regis St Louis & Stuart Butler

Lonely Planet
Paperback (504 pages)

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, arts, cuisine, environment, sport, arts and crafts, culture
  • Over 80 maps
  • Covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

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Wolof: A communication guide for travelers to The Gambia and Senegal
By Jack Alderliefste

Independently published
Paperback (50 pages)

Wolof: A communication guide for travelers to The Gambia and Senegal
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Quite rightly Senegal and The Gambia become more popular as holiday destination every year. It’s affordable and yet the real Africa. The author offers you the challenge to speak the colloquial language before you’ll reach Yundum Airport near Banjul or Leopold II in Dakar. Your flying time (6 hours from Heathrow) is all the time you need. Wolof is spoken by all different ethnic groups. Why? Because it’s easy! Learn the few rules and apply them to the common verbs en substantives. Once arrived you will see that you are ‘outstanding in the crowd’ and will be treated differently… Wolof for each moment! The market, restaurant, your hotel, up country or the local disco. This guide provides many ready-to-use examples and a word for word translation to unveil the structure of the language and give you the Woolof –feel.
Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Katharina Kane

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (328 pages)

Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's 4th edition of The Gambia & Senegal will take you from the arid desert lands of the north to the lush tropical forests in the south, and from the capital cities of Dakar and Banjul to the more remote Bassari country. Go lion spotting in the Parc National de Niokolo-Koba or hike around the beautifully conserved Abuko Nature Reserve.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Dedicated chapters on birdwatching and music
Customised itineraries take you up the coast or down the river
Unique Green Index highlights the best ecofriendly options
Senegal - Wink Travel Guide
By Wink Travel Guide

Independently published
Paperback (25 pages)

Senegal - Wink Travel Guide
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Senegal is an officially Francophone country in Western Africa.

Principal cities of interest include the capital, Dakar; Saint-Louis, an old colonial town; and the Mouride holy centre of Touba. Gorée Island, formerly a centre of the West African slave trade and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, draws many visitors.

Resort vacations are often supplemented by wildlife and nature tours of areas like the Sine-Saloum Delta, the Grande Côte (north of Dakar), the Lac Rose, and Senegal River delta in the north (near Saint-Louis). Historic sites around Dakar, Gorée Island, Museums, and monuments draw visitors.

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Senegal: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines
By Art Notebooks

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Senegal: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey  Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines
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Are you looking for an empty ruled A5 6x9 notebook with a travel holiday cover for a special person? Then this vacation journal is perfect as a gift for family and relatives who love traveling. The Variety pocketbook is lined and should not be missed on any occasion and is an ideal present for Father's Day for the dad as well for Mother's Day for the mother. Stylishly, it accompanies you through the day. It lies well in the hand and is a visual highlight for the sister or brother with a stylish motif. The notebook is also ideal as a diary, travel diary, notebook, textbook, homework book, for creative writing, for poetry slams, as well as for sketches and drawings. Just great, especially for students to study at school or as a gift for a friend and girlfriend. This book with the unique motif is the perfect present for a birthday, Christmas, Nicholas, Easter, wedding, or as a nice Valentine's Day gesture.
Travel Journal Senegal: Personal Travel Diary for your Senegal Adventure | Journal for up to 120 days
By Travel Journals Senegal

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Travel Journal Senegal: Personal Travel Diary for your Senegal Adventure | Journal for up to 120 days
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Travel Journal: Senegal

This travel journal with 120 pages is the perfect companion for your next travel! You can write down every experiences you make and bring all the adventures you made on your vacation on paper.

  • Packing list
  • Fill in place, date and more
  • Daily rating of your experiences
  • Up to 120 days
  • Softcover
Senegal: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines
By Art Notebooks

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Senegal: Ruled Travel Diary Notebook or Journey  Journal - Lined Trip Pocketbook for Men and Women with Lines
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Are you looking for an empty ruled A5 6x9 notebook with a travel holiday cover for a special person? Then this vacation journal is perfect as a gift for family and relatives who love traveling. The Variety pocketbook is lined and should not be missed on any occasion and is an ideal present for Father's Day for the dad as well for Mother's Day for the mother. Stylishly, it accompanies you through the day. It lies well in the hand and is a visual highlight for the sister or brother with a stylish motif. The notebook is also ideal as a diary, travel diary, notebook, textbook, homework book, for creative writing, for poetry slams, as well as for sketches and drawings. Just great, especially for students to study at school or as a gift for a friend and girlfriend. This book with the unique motif is the perfect present for a birthday, Christmas, Nicholas, Easter, wedding, or as a nice Valentine's Day gesture.

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