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How To Travel To Senegal

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By plane

Delta Air Lines travels to Dakar on the majority of its US-Africa routes; the flight time from Atlanta and JFK airport is about 8 hours. In little over 7 hours, South African Airways flies straight from New York and Washington-Dulles (8.5 on the return trip). Brussels Carriers (Brussels), Air Senegal International (Paris-Orly), Air France (Paris-CDG), Alitalia (Milan), Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca), Iberia (Madrid, Gran Canaria), TAP (Lisbon), and more airlines fly across Europe (5.5 to 6 hours). Virgin Nigeria (Lagos), Kenya Airways (Nairobi), Air Ivoire (Abidjan), and others operate flights from different regions of Africa.

By car

Getting into Senegal by vehicle is feasible, although it is a little tricky. Senegal bans the entry of vehicles older than eight years, but if you are only staying for a short time and promise to remove your car out of the nation, you should (eventually) be permitted to enter, but this cannot be guaranteed.

According to Senegal’s customs, vehicles older than five years have been permitted to be imported again since 2008.

By train

As of 2012, a railway between Dakar and Bamako, Mali, has fallen into disrepair and is no longer operational. In the 2000s, the line was repaired (albeit most of it was original track from about 1918) and operated using secondhand carriages/locomotives from India, but service became irregular by the end of the decade, and the operator went bankrupt. For both passengers and cargo, the trains exclusively operate inside Dakar to the suburbs.

How To Travel Around Senegal

Taxi, taxi-brousse, taxi-clando, car-charette, and public transportation are all examples of taxis (cars rapides) SOTRAC (Société des Transports en commun de Cap Vert) maintains bus routes in and around Dakar, which is currently operated by a private business named Dakar Demm Dikk. Car rental is offered in Dakar (city...

Destinations in Senegal

Cities in Senegal Dakar: Capital citySaint-Louis: Former capital of Senegal and French West AfricaThiès:Kaolack:Ziguinchor:Tambacounda:Touba: Center of Mouride religious brotherhoodKafountine:Kedougou: Other destinations in Senegal Ports and harbors - Matam, Podor, Richard Toll, Dakar, PalmarinPlaces of religion and contemplation - Keur Moussa, Touba, TivaouaneInteresting Islands - Fadiout + Joal, Ile de Gorée, KarabaneNature...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Senegal

All EU citizens, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Togo, Tunisia are exempt from the visa requirement. Citizens of other...

Food & Drinks in Senegal

Food made on the road should be avoided since it may have been cooked in unclean circumstances. Western-style dinners are accessible in restaurants across Dakar, Thies, Saint Louis, and other cities, as well as near the major hotels on the Petite Côte and other touristic areas of the country. If...

Money & Shopping in Senegal

Senegal uses the West African CFA franc (XOF). Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, and Togo all use it. While technically distinct from the Central African CFA franc (XAF), the two currencies are used interchangeably at par in all nations that utilize the CFA franc (XAF &...

Traditions & Customs in Senegal

Senegal's main religion is Islam, and the majority of Senegalese are devoted Muslims. It's crucial to respect this since religion is very significant in Senegalese culture. However, don't be scared to inquire about Islam; Senegalese people, for the most part, like discussing it! When entering a room, greet everyone with...

Culture Of Senegal

Senegal is well-known for its West African storytelling tradition, which is carried out by griots, who have used words and music to keep West African history alive for thousands of years. Years of training and apprenticeship in genealogy, history, and music are required for the griot vocation, which is...

History Of Senegal

Early and pre-colonial eras Senegal was populated in ancient periods, according to archeological discoveries, and has been continually colonized by different ethnic groups. Takrur was founded in the ninth century, followed by Namandiru and the Jolof Empire in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The Ghana Empire formerly included Eastern Senegal. Islam...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Senegal

Stay Safe in Senegal Fighting continues in Senegal's Casamance area, despite being greatly exaggerated. The administration and the MFDC (Mouvement des Forces Démocratiques de la Casamance) are in a "fight." It might be prudent to avoid visiting this region. If this isn't feasible, at the very least, verify with the embassy...

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