Visit Senegal and enjoy tourist activities of a rare diversity and incomparable wealth:

  • Discover on the island of Mar Lodj the angling on the pontoon and under a dazzling sunset followed by tastings of traditional dishes based on the catch of the day.

  •  Visit the Fort of Bakel, a strategic building built by the French colonists and two centuries old.

  • Travel to Bassari Country in search of osmosis with nature.

  • Stay in the marine protected area of Bamboung on the edge of the magnificent Saloum delta, an exceptional site where mangroves and majestic baobabs combine to create a dream landscape. 

  • Go to the thousands of islands and islets of the Saloum Delta separated by bolongs that serve as a refuge for rare and endangered species. 

  • Enjoy the 700 kilometers of coastline that stretch from the north to the south of the country with a sunny and enchanting scenery as well as beautiful beaches with fine sand for lazing around, pleasant swimming or practicing water sports. 

  • You will marvel at our  monuments, museums, Unesco heritage sites, vestiges of the colonial period, exhibitions, festivals.

  • You will be touched and seduced  by the hospitality of the Senegalese people, who have finally established solidarity tourism as an art of living. 

  • Immerse yourself in the markets of the land of Teranga, in an authentic African atmosphere and discover impressive collections of handcrafted souvenirs, art paintings that show the full extent of Senegalese creativity.  

  • Play golf in sunny courses by the sea or in the heart of giant baobab landscapes, which position Senegal as the preferred destination in the region for amateur or professional golfers. 

  • Let yourself be tempted by fitness centers that offer a fusion of techniques from elsewhere and African traditions: an oriental treatment in the hammam, hydrotherapy treatments based on seaweed and aromatic plants, treatments based on Senegalese products such as shea butter or sesame oil, as well as a wide range of massages … relaxing, African, oriental, hot stones, chocolate…

  • Go to unknown lands, off the beaten track, to discover sites, forests, savannas and waterfalls, nestled in the heart of fabulous landscapes. A varied range of circuits, alternating walking on the plateaus, ridges and valleys, is proposed for  hikes in “country” Peulh, Bedik and Bassari, and go to meet the populations.

  • Senegal has the assets to be a safari destination, as any African land, the country has a varied wildlife composed of lions, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, monkeys, hippos, as well as rare species such as the Derby elk. Discover alone or with your family, the African savannah, a varied fauna, rare bird sanctuaries and beautiful animal reserves. 

  • Let yourself go diving.  The underwater world of Senegal shelters an abundant and varied fauna and flora, but also wrecks. The diving clubs that exist in Dakar and on the Petite Côte have highly qualified personnel and excellent quality equipment. 

  • Visit the beautiful Casamance and enjoy the many activities it offers: hiking, golf, fishing… The mildness of the climate, the abundance of rainfall and the fertility of the land allow this “Green Heart of the country” to offer a wide variety of landscapes: dense and lush forests, palm groves, coconut groves, mangroves, bush, savannah and also endless beaches of fine sand. These ecosystems, so varied and rich, host hundreds of species of water birds and rare species such as the great hornbill, the long-horned hornbill, the green touraco, the malimbe … There is also a very old tradition of pottery in Lower Casamance.

  • The high quality of the weaving, the beauty of the colors and the symbols make the Manjak loincloth a remarkably elegant textile that is highly prized for furnishing and clothing. They are made by master weavers using hand looms. 

  •  An open-air museum shows all the objects of Diola traditions: musical instruments, fishing and cooking tools, African fetishes, wrestlers’ outfits with different colored cloths according to age, equipment used to collect palm wine.

  • The Sangawatt Museum in Diembereng provides a theatrical introduction to aspects of the traditional life of the Awatt Diolas, a cultural subgroup of the Diola ethnic group. 

  • If you are passionate about aeronautics or  simply curious by nature, do not miss the Aeropostale Museum in Saint-Louis, a mythical stage of the Aeropostale, the old city was the base of the first South Atlantic crossing in 1930, with Mermoz on board the seaplane Comte de Lavaux.

  • The Jean Mermoz Museum of Aéropostale brings this fabulous adventure to life while paying tribute to the illustrious people who took part in it. The exhibition, in addition to the iconography, paintings, models of aircraft such as the Breguet 14, imposing silhouettes, posters and archival documents, tells the story…

  • In the Saloum islands, if you are passionate about adventure, discover, thanks to the trade winds and harmattan, unique spots of pure free ride on tens of kilometers lined with baobabs, in a multitude of closed bays offering paradises of flat and turquoise water. 

  • Marvel at the works of the Manufactures sénégalaises des arts décoratifs de Thiès which, for 50 years, have been making luxury wall tapestries, entirely handmade and with limited editions.

  • In addition to the reserves and parks, travel through the majestic baobab forest of Mbour, an extraordinary playground for young and old. With family, friends or lovers, be Tarzan thanks to Accrobaobab. The attraction is unique in the world. Climbing courses, accrobranche between baobabs, more than 25m from the ground, a Tyrolienne of more than 300m with levels of difficulty for all publics. And above all, at the top of the hundred-year-old trees, your eyes discover the surrounding savannah, impressive.

  • Discover the painting under glass. Typically Senegalese art, it is the expression of scenes of daily life. The technique consists in representing patterns on window glass in reverse order. 

  • Visit the Arts Village, a space of four (4) hectares, open to the general public and arranged in workshops that host artists in various disciplines: modern plastic art, painting, sculpture, engraving, drawing, photography, ceramics. 

  • If you like art and artistic creation, Senegal will satisfy you. It is a melting pot of creativity, where internationally renowned Senegalese artists rub shoulders with the new generation full of talent, in the fields of painting, sculpture, and photography. The country hosts the first biennial of contemporary art in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Visit the craft village of Soumbedioune  to discover the largest exhibition of objects and souvenirs of handicrafts in Senegal. About 2000 artisans create and exhibit a wide range of paintings,  leather goods, wood carvings, ebony and silver jewelry,  and traditional musical instruments.

  • Immerse yourself in history by walking through the door of the Slave House of Goree built in 1776 by the Dutch. In this emblematic place of the slave trade, the vibrations of the ghosts of the past are felt in each room, especially in front of the “door of the journey of no return”, amazing contrast between the darkness of the corridor and the bright blue of the ocean.

  • The Henriette Bathily Women’s Museum, first opened in Gorée and today located on the Place du Souvenir Africain (West Corniche of Dakar) was born from a women’s dream, that of showing the creativity, the know-how and the appearance of Senegalese women. A visit of the place allows to dive into the realities of the domestic, economic, political, cultural and religious life of the Senegalese woman.

  • Dakar is a business center, a multicolored city to be discovered through its markets, its craft centers, its typical colorful and lively neighborhoods, its residential areas with their Sudanese-Sahelian architecture. To discover also: the Independence Square, in the heart of the city, with its perimeter which shelters colonial buildings.

  • The Senghor Museum, entirely dedicated to the poet – president Leopold Sedar Senghor, is located on the Dakar corniche in “Les dents de la mer” the house of the former head of state. His publications, archives on his life and work are on display.  Also, for a deeper dive into the life of the illustrious man, visit his home. 

  • The Boribana Museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the Diaspora exhibits sculptures, paintings, photos and videos. The museum has nearly 500 art objects with an emphasis on the aesthetics of contemporary African art. Rooms are available for tourists wishing to stay on site.

  • The Théodore Monod Museum of African Art is housed in the former headquarters of the General Administration of French West Africa (AOF), built in 1931. One of the oldest museums on the African continent preserves an important art collection of nearly 10,000 works including masks, statues, paintings, jewelry, and traditional musical instruments. Handicrafts are also on display: pottery, ceramics, basketry, textiles. Also, you…

  • On the Senegal River, go on a cruise aboard the Bou el Mogdad which will take you on a cruise on the Senegal River between Saint-Louis and Podor. The boat has been sailing since colonial times and offers its passengers the pleasure of discovering  the Diama dam, bird sanctuaries, Toucouleur villages, the old French trading posts and their forts scattered between the ocean and the gates of the Sahara.

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Internal Tourism

This term has a double meaning, it indicates the number, rate or volume of activities generated by nationals, i.e. residents. It is used in contrast to international tourism and is often referred to as domestic tourism.

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Business tourism

It is a term that has evolved under the term incentive that includes both seminars, congresses, conferences, business in the sense of panel for trade, trade, exchanges and transaction with a dose of leisure join the useful to the pleasant. It usually ends with a city tour or a visit to monuments or souvenir places.

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Cultural tourism

All cultural activities, crafts, cinema, arts, music, festivals, dances, sounds and lights, rites and rituals that are the motivation of the trip or displacement.