This post was most recently updated on August 7th, 2018

From pink lakes to orange deserts, Senegal is a land of color. Even a well-planned vacation time may not be enough to see all it has to offer. Decide beforehand what you can do or want to do. Knowing about Senegal will help you to plan your journey.

 

Senegal Tourism

 

Cap Skirring

This is a village located near cape and about 70 km from Ziguinchor. It is part of the rural community of Diembering, in the district of Kabrousse, the department of Oussouye and the region of Ziguinchor.

Despite its long existence, reputation and size the village of Cap Skirring still do not enjoy official administrative status. Indeed, it officially depends on the traditional village near Kabrousse.

This beautiful vacation Resort on the Atlantic Coast of Africa offers traditional thatched cottages in the shade of lush tropical gardens, coconut grove, and a long stretch of white sandy beach.

There are a lot of enjoyable things that you can do in Cap Skiring such as boat rides, swimming, watersports and walk along the beach. In case you are a golfer, then you must visit the Culb Med Golf, as you do not want to miss this chance.

You may also try out some of their local delicacies.

 

Dakar

Dakar Senegal

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This is the capital city of Senegal and an Atlantic port situated on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Dakar is the traditional home to the Grande Mosque; a towering minaret marks it’s location. When you tour Darkar, you will discover its effervescent environment and many disparities while traveling in the downtown area, enjoying a water promenade strolling or lounging on the beach, the top attractions in Dakar include; colonial-era buildings, ocean views, and museums.

When you are planning a vacation to Dakar, you can use staff write-ups, custom search fields, and visitor reviews, that you can find online.

Where to stay in Dakar

 

Pink lake or Lac Rose

It only takes less than 30min from town to the unusual lake that’s its vivid pink color. The Lake is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by narrow dunes. The distinct pink color is as a result of Dunaliella salina bacteria that are attracted by the salt in the lake. The bacteria emit a red pigment to absorb the sunlight, hence the lake’s unique pink color.

The Lake’s color is visible mostly in the dry season (that starts from November – June), and it’s less in the rainy season (Jul to October).

 

Saloum Delta National Park

Saloum Delta

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The park is also known as Parc National du Delta du Saloum in Senegal is a 190,000-acre national park. It is located in the Delta of Saloum at the juncture of the North Atlantic and the Saloum River. The park is home to many bird species, and the common spices are; the Ruddy Turnstone, the Little Stint, the Greater Flamingo and Eurasian Spoonbill. It’s the best place to visit if you love watching birds as it’s both a tourist attraction and nature reserve.

 

Senegal Beaches

If you are looking for a beach destination to chill out, Seagal Beaches would be the right place for you. Senegal Beaches is globally famous for its romantic beaches, soothing climatic conditions, world-class hospitality and many tourist attractions. Its pristine beaches dotted with swaying and palm trees create a heavenly ambiance to let the tourists enjoy a vacation delightfully and memorable. This is the best place to visit if you want to escape traffics and noise from the city and enjoy peace of mind along the beaches.

 

Saint Louis

Saint-Louis, also known as is the capital of Senegal’s Saint-Louis Region. It is situated in the northwest of Senegal, near  River Senegal ’s and 320 km north of Senegal’s capital city Dakar. It’s the home to Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, National Park of the Language of Barbaria and Tourist Office Tourist Office of Saint-Louis and its Region.

 

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is situated on the south-east bank of the River Senegal, north of Biffeche and north east of St-Louis. It’s the home to a range of wetland animals that include migrating birds that cross the Sahara. The most common varieties of bards are flamingoes and pelicans.

It forms a living sanctuary for more than 1.5 million birds, such as the purple heron, the white pelican, the African spoonbill, the cormorant and the great egret.

 

Goree Island

The island of Goree is situated on the coast of Senegal. It was the largest slave-trading center in the 15th to the 19th century on the African coast. The Island was ruled by through succession of the Portuguese, English, Dutch, and French. The Island is characterized by its good architecture that was built during the slave trade. Currently, it serves as a reminder of the slave trade and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

 

Niokolo Koba National Park

The park is located in a well-watered place that is along Gambia river banks, the savannahs of and the gallery forest. The park has a very rich fauna, leopards, Derby elands (largest of the antelopes), chimpanzees, lions,  and a large population of elephants, as well as many reptiles, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.

 

Lampoul Desert

The dessert has an incredible landscape; though the desert is small, it has unique orange sands that can’t be found in other deserts. The desert features hot desert and a gentle breeze. The desert park hosts music festival annually proving that there is life in the desert.

 

Lounge De Barbarie National Park

The National Park of the Langue is among the six National Parks in Senegal. It is located in the Gandiolais about twenty kilometers south of Saint-Louis, largely on the Langue de Barbarie to the shores of the mainland banks of the river and a few islets like the famous “île aux Oiseaux” which is home to April to October, thousands of migratory birds, nesting time.