Senegal Highlights

Senegal Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Senegal

Kayaking, Mountain biking

Country Profile

Capital: Dakar

Important cities: Dakar, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor, Kedougou, Thiès, Touba, Kafountine

Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 196,712 km2

Languages: French and other African languages

Mobile Phone: Sims cards are available for any GSM mobile phone. The most important network is Orange.

Country code: +221

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .sn

Time Zone: UTC

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: Senegal has a tropical climate with pleasant heat throughout the year with well-defined dry and humid seasons that result from northeast winter winds and southwest summer winds. The dry season (December to April) is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.Dakar's annual rainfall of about 600 mm occurs between June and October when maximum temperatures average 30°C and minimums 24.2°C; December to February maximum temperatures average 25.7°C and minimums 18°C.

When should you go: Senegal should be visited from November to June.

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