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Guide to the most important attractions in Senegal


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Dakar offers some great beaches, museums and a glimpse of daily urban African life.  The island of Île de Gorée, on the other hand, is an idyllic haven. It once used to be a slave trading station and chronicles the history of the cruel trade.

For a closer look at nature visit the Siné-Saloum delta. Take a pirogue (traditional boat) cruise to the many little islands around. Other popular natural reserves include Bandia, Ferlo Nord, Guembuel, Kalissaye, Ndiael and Popenguine

Senegal is a birdwatchers paradise. Some of the popular reserves include Parc National de Niokolo Koba, Parc National des Oiseaux de Djoudj and Parc National de Basse Casamance.

The country also has some great beaches like the Plage Bel-Air, N'Gor, Toubab Dialao and Yenn; also worth seeing are the beaches in the Cap Skiring and Diembéring. In addition, most of the coastal towns provide great facilities for waterskiing, diving, fishing and kayaking.

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What travelers say

ndaw 7/24/2015 At 17:28
Dakar 7
ok Ilt very good. i will do it again Its a good and...

SenegalStyle 12/25/2012 At 03:25
Dakar 10
I am an American woman and I moved here over 13...

Anna 11/20/2012 At 21:18
Dakar 8
A city of very kind people. Not in my opinion...