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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

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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 The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Katharina Kane

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
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.
Senegal: A Country and Its People
By Akihiro Yamamura

Takarajima Books, Inc.
Hardcover (111 pages)

Senegal: A Country and Its People
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A stunning window into a land blended in African and French traditions.
The Senegal Travel Journal
By Younghusband World Travel Journals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (144 pages)

The Senegal Travel Journal
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"I don't always design travel journals, but when I do they are the kind of travel journals that people throw parades for." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

THE SENEGAL TRAVEL JOURNAL has been carefully crafted by the legendary nomad Cormac Younghusband to help make your trip unforgettable, fun and organized—with plenty of room to help spur spontaneity and document new discoveries.

This journal can help you plan, live out and record every stage of your journey to Senegal—from pre-trip, to getting there, to being there, to getting home, and afterwards.

"Senegal food is among the world's finest. They do this thing with the thing!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

The first part of the journal is for PRE-TRIP PLANNING and contains sections for important information, a page to write about what inspired you to make the trip, a page to write about the who, where, what, when, how of the journey, a page to make note of your travel companions, a number of pages to organize your travel research.* Plus, you will find sections for drafting an itinerary and keeping a journey to-do checklist.

The second part of the journal deals with GETTING THERE, containing sections to describe getting there and arriving.

The third part of the journal is all about BEING THERE. There are sections for: tracking the stuff you buy and for your daily adventures there are 50 two-page daily records to keep notes on: day #, date, weather, places visited, what happened today + thoughts on what happened, the highlight of the day and extensive notes (with a handy reminder list of things to write about). Because there are about 12,969,606 people in Senegal, there's also a section to record the names and contact info of the people you meet along the way.

The fourth part of the journal is for GETTING HOME, that fateful day you depart and the days that follow. There are sections for describing your departure, for making your own top 10 highlights lists, a country radar to help you create a signature review of the country, and an afterwards where you can sum up the meaning of your trip.

When a trip is over, Cormac Younghusband recommends you start planning your NEXT TRIP. To help, there is a section where you can make a travel wish list.

Also included is a COUNTRY BRIEF to give you important info on the destination and a MAP to give you an idea of the lay of the land. Plus, at the back of the book there are sections for: generic packing ideas, measures and conversions, and pages for notes, sketches, maps and such

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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* Research Such As: places to go / explore, places to stay, places to shop / must have souvenirs, cultural / sporting events to attend, historical / religious sites of interest, pubs-bars-places-to-party, beaches / forests / natural wonders to see, parks & gardens to wander through, things to eat and drink / dining experiences, festivals & events to attend, stuff for kids - seniors - and such, experiences to experience, important local customs, etiquette, laws, and such.

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"Why visit Senegal? Because, it's there." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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Double sided map covers Senegal (including Gambia). Includes insets of street maps of Dakar and Banjul and a place name index. Legend includes roads by classification, airport, ferry, bus station, gas station, telephone, post office, hospital, point of interest archeological site, fort, museum lodging border crossing and more.
Senegal (Enchantment of the World)
By Margaret Beaton

Brand: Children's Press (CT)
Library Binding (144 pages)

Senegal (Enchantment of the World)
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Describes the geography, history, culture, religion, and people of the African nation of Senegal.

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