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.

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Senegal and The Gambia

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A most enjoyable trip in two very interesting countries. Given the general lack of tourist infrastru ...
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  • Operator Explore Active 3 hours ago 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+ years old
days13 From US$ 2,320
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Continent Tours Ltd
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Sightseeing Tours +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hut & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Ferry
  • Age Range10+ years old
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Cruising the Rivers of West Africa (Ex Dakar)

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8 day cruise trip to Dakar, Banjul and 2 other destinations travelling through Senegal and Gambia. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Peregrine Adventures
  • Activities Cruise
  • Accommodation Hut & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Bus, Ferry, Yacht & Cruise Ship
  • Age Range7+ years old
days08 From US$ 2,350
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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!
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  • 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 & Camping
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Minibus & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days23 From US$ 3,205
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Tribal Lands of West Africa

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Great guides, great trip
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  • 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$ 6,940
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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$ 9,480
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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 Active 1 day ago 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$ 2,290
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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$ 14,290
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Cruising the Rivers of West Africa (Ex Dakar)

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8 day explorer trip to Dakar, Banjul and 5 other destinations travelling through Senegal and Gambia. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hut & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Bus, Ferry, Yacht & Cruise Ship
  • Age Range7+ years old
days08 From US$ 2,350
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Excellent Reviewed Tour: Senegal and The Gambia
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  • Glenn
“A most enjoyable trip in two very interesting countries. Given the general lack of tourist infrastructure in both countries the itinerary was really good and the facilities as good as possible.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Tribal Lands of West Africa
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  • Peter S
“Great guides, great trip”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Tribal Lands of West Africa
5 - Excellent
  • Lisa S
“Another amazing overland trip. Thank you to all the team. What an experience ! West Africa certainly stimulates your mind heart and senses.”

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.