Travel to Senegal – Holidays, Wildlife Safaris and River Cruises
One of the most visited countries in Western Africa, Senegal is relatively little-known in the English-speaking world.
A popular winter sun and beach destination for French holidaymakers, the country surrounds tiny Gambia and offers a diversity of experiences for those willing to delve deep into the heart of this peaceful nation.
With no fewer than five UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites to its name, Senegal offers world-class places of interest, both natural and cultural. From Djoudj National Park, the third largest bird sanctuary in the world, to the islands of Goree and Saint-Louis, rich in colonial history, Senegal has something for everyone.
Senegal beach holidays, adventure holidays, cultural tours, river cruising, birdwatching and wildlife safaris are just some of the many experiences that can be enjoyed on a visit to this diverse and friendly country. Senegal also boasts a selection of very comfortable hotels, lodges and a wide range of activities.
A mosaic of various ethnic groups, such as Wolof, Pulaar, Serer or Jola provide a warm welcome and a vibrant musical beat.
- Senegal has fine Atlantic beaches, a rich and exotic coast and is bathed in sun all year round.
- Venture deep inland to Niokolo Koba National Park, spectacularly set astride the Gambia River.
- Explore and traverse the remarkable Sine Saloum Delta by canoe or motor-boat.
- Take a cruise down the Senegal River aboard the Bou El Mogdad, an historic river boat now converted into a luxurious passenger vessel.
- Delve into history and visit the former slave trade island of Goree, off the coast of Dakar.
- Head south and discover the exotic coast of Casamance with its emerald seas and palm trees.