Senegal Tours and Holidays 2020/2021

The Western African nation of Senegal is home to a wide range of stunning natural attractions, including its famous salty pink lake, Lake Retba. Head to the capital city of Dakar, where you can hop on a river cruise tour along West Africa. Be sure to visit its incredible House of Slaves, a fascinating museum dedicated to the slave trade.

7 Trips in Senegal with 17 Reviews

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Senegal and The Gambia

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Food - I've travelled a lot and love cooking/eating. However, the food (esp Senegal) was either very ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Explore Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Cruise +4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Bus, 4WD Jeep, Ferry & Flight
  • Age Range14+ yrs
days13 From US$ 2,290
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Discover Senegal in 7 Days

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7 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Dakar, St Louis, Saly and 6 other destinations in Senegal. Read More
days07 From US$ 2,095
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West African Atlantic Explorer

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It was my first time travelling with Dragoman and I am completely sold!
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Dragoman Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking & Overland Journeys +8 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Tent
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Minibus & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days23 From US$ 2,225
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Tribal Lands of West Africa

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  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Dragoman Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Tent, Camping & Resort
  • Transport Ferry, Boat, 4WD Jeep, Minibus & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days50 From US$ 4,870
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West African Discoverer

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My only previous experience with Dragoman was from 20 years ago when I did 12 weeks in Central and S ...
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  • Operator Dragoman Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hut, Camping, Resort, Guest House & Tent
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Minibus & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days70 From US$ 6,645
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Senegal & The Gambia Expedition

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13 day adventure trip to Dakar, Goree and 10 other destinations travelling through Senegal and Gambia. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Boat & Ferry
  • Age Range15+ years old
days13 From US$ 2,200
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Western Trans Africa, Sahel to the Cape

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134 day trekking tour through Dakar, Saint-Louis, Toubakouta and 45 other destinations in 14 different countries. Read More
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  • Operator Dragoman Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Tent & Camping
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Minibus & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days134 From US$ 9,945
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Senegal Tour Reviews

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Excellent Reviewed Tour: Senegal and The Gambia
5 - Excellent
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“Food - I've travelled a lot and love cooking/eating. However, the food (esp Senegal) was either very bland or poorly cooked (nothing to do with Explore). They need to use more herbs and spices. Some poor cooking - raw chicken, the infamous peas boiled for 30 mins - not sure how they get jobs.

Might help to brush up on your French for Senegal - all menus tend to be in French and a lot of people don't speak English.

Live Premier footie on TV in Senegal, inc Sat 3pm matches :-)

Can get cooler during the middle of the night - I used layers.

Don't expect much from internet - if available, I can't remember ever being able to get it from my room.
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Senegal and The Gambia
4 - Very Good
  • Katharine
“Please look at Tendaba camp stay and maybe swop it for one of the other near by camps”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Tribal Lands of West Africa
5 - Excellent
  • Peter S
“Great guides, great trip”

Senegal - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Senegal, the westernmost nation of Africa, is a stable and diverse country. Visitors to this African jewel enjoy nightlife, relax on magnificent beaches, witness rich biodiversity and much more. Dakar, Senegal’s capital, is the bustling city with attractive beaches in its vicinity. On a trip to the country, you can find mountains with natural beauties, rainforests and mangrove forests, which allow you to take part in activities in nature. Finally, you can enjoy many cultural events and festivals here and visit great museums.

Tour Highlights

  • Go to multicultural Dakar to enjoy vibrant shopping and rich nightlife. Examine the Great Mosque with its soaring minarets and visit the Museum of African Arts.
  • Visit Gorée Island near Dakar, a former slave trading post. Take in a slice of history by visiting the House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) museum and its ‘Door of No Return’.
  • Discover colonial past and architecture of Saint Louis. In April, come to attend the popular Saint Louis Jazz Festival.
  • Observe rich birdlife in Oiseaux de Djoudj National Park near Saint Louis. There, you will see pelicans, herons and great egrets among other species.
  • Tour Casamance, an off-the-beaten destination featuring immense beauty. Discover long sandy beaches with palms, rich culture and French culinary influence.
  • Explore Niokolo-Koba National Park that comprises savannas and forests rich in wildlife. Among other animals, you will see lions (largest in Africa), panthers, antelopes, elephants, reptiles and birds.
  • Discover swamps, mangroves, waterways and islands of Sine Saloum Delta, north of Gambia’s border.

Travel Tips

  • Street crime, including bag snatching by motorcycle riders, is the biggest threat to tourists in Dakar. Don’t walk alone at night and keep valuables out of sight when holidaying in Senegal.
  • French is the official language in Senegal, and is spoken fluently. Few people understand English.
  • You can find ATMs in banks in larger cities. Credit cards are rarely accepted. You won’t have trouble to convert USD and Euros to local currency.
  • Reliable internet is available at internet cafes in major cities.
  • Consult a doctor to get medical updates before your trip to Senegal.