Senegal, whose official name is the Republic of Senegal, is a sovereign state in West Africa. Its territory is organized into 14 regions.It owes its name to the Senegal River, which marks the border to the east and north of the country. Senegal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Gambia forms a virtual enclave within Senegal, following the Gambia River for more than 300 km inland.Senegal is a country nestled between the arid desert lands in the north and the lush tropical forests of the south. Traveling to Senegal will provide you with an impressive collection of sights, sounds and flavors.Most tourists travel to Senegal for its beaches. Wide strips of white sand invite you to swim and sunbathe, whether in the urbanized tourist areas, where you can spend a relaxing day on the beach, an evening surrounded by cocktails, or stroll along the beaches of the coastal towns that are full of hundreds of colorful wooden canoes.When traveling to Senegal one should not miss visiting its capital, Dakar. Located at the tip of a peninsula, this dizzying city is made up of elegance and the bustle of the people. Busy streets, markets and vibrant nightlife set a relentless pace, but there is always an escape, whether to the meditative calm of historic Gorée Island or the golden sands of Yoff and NGor.The Tourists planning to travel to Senegal usually visit the deltas of the Casamance and Saloum rivers, a coast divided into a labyrinth of thick mangroves, streams, small lagoons and wide dazzling plains. A canoe trip through these surprising areas reveals hundreds of bird species. If you want to blend in with Africa's busy urban areas, or be alone and relax with your thoughts and the sounds of nature, traveling to Senegal is a good option.Archaeological remains suggest that Senegal was inhabited in prehistoric times. The eastern part of the country was once part of the Ghana Empire. Islam was established in the country during the 8th and 9th centuries, introduced by the Berbers and in the 13th century the Hólof Empire took control.Europeans began to show interest in the area during the 15th century , British, Dutch and Portuguese established trading and slave trading posts in the area. France took possession of the region in 1677 and in 1959 the first president of Senegal, Leopold Senghor, was elected.

Programs at Senegal

7 nights
€1,160
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7 nights
€1,097
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