Senegal is a relatively small country on the west coast of Africa, and it is growing increasingly popular for holidays. The country’s capital Dakar is a major draw to tourists from all over the World, but the stunning coastline, the areas along the Senegal River and the rolling sandy plains of the Sahel are also big attractions. The main route into the country is via Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. Once inside the country, most tourists travel to their final destination by road. The Cairo-Dakar Highway, the Dakar-Ndjamena Highway and the Dakar-Lagos Highway are amongst the most important transport links in the country. Senegal is also home to a modest railways system and 10 regional airports. Dakar is home to one of West Africa’s deepest seaports.
There are many tourist attractions in this stunning country, ranging from the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Gorée Island to the resort areas of Saly and Petite Côte.
There are also several national parks and nature reserves in Senegal that can be explored with the help of a guide, including the Langue de Barbarie National Park and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary.