Senegal - Travel and Tourism
Most tourists come for the region’s exceptional weather—more than three thousand hours of sunlight per year—and dazzling, sparsely populated beaches.
Despite everything Senegal has to offer, you could easily schedule your entire trip within Dakar, the country’s capital, which has a population of more than 1.5 million.
We recommend visiting Senegal during its dry season, between December and April.
If you are a citizen of the United States, the European Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Canada, South Africa, Japan, or Israel, you do not need a visa.
There is no better way to experience the diversity and richness of Africa’s people, cultures, and landscapes than through video.
Be careful with money, particularly in the open-air markets of Dakar and other cities.
Senegal’s five official languages are French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, and Mandinka.
The Maison des Esclaves is an 18th century slaves’ house, with preserved cells and shackles on Goree Island.
Traveling to Senegal on business? You should read our Insiders’ Guide to African Business Travel: DAKAR, SENEGAL!