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Senegal Flag The Republic of Senegal (French: Republique du Sénégal) is a country in West Africa. It is borded by Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, as well almost completely surrounding The Gambia. Senegal has a coastline on the Atlantic, and gets it names name from the Sénégal River which borders the country to the North and East.

As of 2007, Senegal had an estimated population of 13,711,597. The country's largest city and capital is Dakar, with a population of over 1 million, and total population of around 2.4 million people living it the city's metropolitan area. Dakar is famous as major regional port, and is the westernmost city on the African mainland.

Senegal Country Details


Country Name Senegal
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Senegal Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Dakar


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Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Sean Connolly

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Paperback (288 pages)

Senegal (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Like the whole of West Africa in microcosm, Senegal boasts a variety of landscapes and cultures that belie its compact size. Northern desert wilds give way to the rain-soaked Casamance, fringed by hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and the fantastically frenetic capital city, Dakar, surrounded by ocean and proudly perched at the westernmost point on the African continent. This smorgasbord of landscapes is all accessible within a day’s travel, making Senegal the perfect choice for anyone looking to sink their teeth into West Africa, for the first time or the hundredth.

Natural assets aside, Senegal is home to a world of man-made delectations: Dakar’s nightclubs throb well into the morning hours and offer a rare chance to dance yourself silly with superstar musicians on their home turf. Saint-Louis’ colonial charm is an enchanting throwback to the colonial glamour of the 19
th century, and sleepy Ile de Goree is a haunting testament to colonial horror, as visitors peer through the door of no return, where thousands destined for the Americas glimpsed their homes for the final time. With all new first hand research, Bradt’s Senegal is the only guide ready to take you to all corners of this enchanting land.
Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Katharina Kane

Lonely Planet
Paperback (328 pages)

Lonely Planet The Gambia & Senegal (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet's 4th edition of The Gambia & Senegal will take you from the arid desert lands of the north to the lush tropical forests in the south, and from the capital cities of Dakar and Banjul to the more remote Bassari country. Go lion spotting in the Parc National de Niokolo-Koba or hike around the beautifully conserved Abuko Nature Reserve.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Dedicated chapters on birdwatching and music
Customised itineraries take you up the coast or down the river
Unique Green Index highlights the best ecofriendly options
Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Senegal 1:740,000 & Gambia 1:340,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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Double sided map covers Senegal (including Gambia). Includes insets of street maps of Dakar and Banjul and a place name index. Legend includes roads by classification, airport, ferry, bus station, gas station, telephone, post office, hospital, point of interest archeological site, fort, museum lodging border crossing and more.
Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Emilie Filou, Anja Mutic & Kate Thomas

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the culture of Dakar or Marrakesh, visit the gorges and oases of the Sahara, or hike to paradise on Santo Antao in Cape Verde; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, cinema, religion, music, arts, and West African peoples
  • Over 90 maps
  • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise your time and money), and Peoples of West Africa
  • Coverage of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet country guides for a comprehensive look at what each country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, Jane Cornwell, Emilie Filou, Nana Luckham, Tom Masters, Anja Mutic, Caroline Sieg, Kate Thomas and Vanessa Wruble

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Travel Hack Your Way Through Senegal: Fly Free, Get Best Room Prices, Save on Auto Rentals & Get The Most Out of Your Stay
By Tim Westin

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (36 pages)

Travel Hack Your Way Through Senegal: Fly Free, Get Best Room Prices, Save on Auto Rentals & Get The Most Out of Your Stay
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In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to travel hack your way through Senegal.

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