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1992 - Saly / Dakar, Senegal
1994 - South Africa
1996 - Marrakech, Morocco
2000 - Abuja, Nigeria
2001- Yaounde, Cameroon
2002 - Fez, Morocco
2003 - Zanzibar, Tanzania -
2004 - Kampala, Uganda
2005: Luanda, Angola
2006 - Calabar, Nigeria


Senegal Tourist Office in the USA

3455 Peachtree Road North East (The Pinnacle Building), Atlanta, GA 30326, United States 
Tel: (404) 995 6628.



Sightsee around Eastern Senegal, one of the best-kept secrets of the country, and visit the Bedik, Bassari and Tenda people of the Kedougou area - their villages are situated in the middle of breathtaking landscapes.


Tour the well-watered, fertile Casamance area and drop into Cap Skiring where you'll find some of the finest beaches in West Africa. Check the latest developments before venturing as the area has been home to a long-running conflict.

Deep-sea fishing

Try your luck with a fishing rod. Deep sea sport fishing can be organised in Dakar, or, for a more relaxed fishing experience, float down Senegal's creeks and rivers.

Ecotourism programme

Join an ecotourism programme in the beautiful Casamance region. Some villages offer traditional accommodation and activities for tourists. (Note that political instability and a long-running conflict in this area means travellers should check before venturing there.)

Go diving

Strap on the flippers and discover Senegal's underwater world. Enthusiasts will find good diving waters all around the Cap Vert Peninsula, with February to April being the best months.

Grande Mosquée

Gaze at the soaring Grande Mosquée, Dakar's most famous mosque (noted for its minaret, which is lit at night). Although closed to the public, it is located in Médina, a bustling area that makes for some interesting people-watching.

Île de Gorée (Gorée Island)

Head for the tranquil, World Heritage-listed Île de Gorée (Gorée Island) just 3km (1.8 miles) outside of Dakar. A previous slaving station, it has a long colonial history and is crammed with attractions such as the Maison des Esclaves (Slaves' House).

Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN)

Check out the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) (, Dakar's main museum, which has a collection of masks, statues and musical instruments from West Africa; and the Palais Présidentiel (Presidential Palace) which is surrounded by luscious gardens.

Parc National Aux Oiseaux Du Djoudj

Prime the binoculars at Parc National Aux Oiseaux Du Djoudj, a birdwatchers paradise at the southern edge of the Sahara. It is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Parc National de Niokolo Koba

Spot large mammals in the Parc National de Niokolo Koba. The park encompasses Sudanese savannah and the Guinea forest. Over 84 species of mammal live here, including Africa's largest lions, elephants (extremely rare), panthers, crocodiles and a variety of antelopes.

Petite Côte (Little Coast)

Enjoy the Petite Côte (Little Coast) south of Dakar, which stretches for some 150km (94 miles) and is one of Senegal's best beach areas. The main tourist resorts in the area are Mbour and, slightly further north, Saly Portugal.

Siné-Saloum delta

Explore the Siné-Saloum delta, a wild region of mangrove swamps, dunes and lagoons. Go on a trip in a pirogue (traditional African boat) through the Parc National du Delta du Saloum, out to the delta's myriad small islands, scattered between bolongs (channels).

St Louis

Wander the nostalgic and provincial streets of Senegal's former capital, St Louis. Its narrow, atmospheric streets are flanked by beautiful colonial houses, balconies and verandas. The fishing community here is the most interesting area of town, especially when their day's catch is laid out to dry.

World. By Diadie Ba & David Lewis - April 4, 2015
Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a tourism sector crippled by high costs and a regional Ebola outbreak.

The cost and administrative hassle of visas, coupled with taxes on air tickets, led to a fall in the number of visitors to the country. 

The new measure on visa-free travel will come into effect on May 1, President Macky Sall said in an address to the nation late on Friday.

Sall also announced that government taxes on air fares would be cut by half in a bid to make Senegal a more competitively priced destination. It was not clear when the taxes on air fares would be cut.

Many hotels along Senegal's coastline that were once full of French visitors closed early this tourist season as fears over an Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Guinea and nearby Liberia and Sierra Leone came on top of a gradual decline in the industry.

Senegal recorded one case of Ebola last year but prevented any further spread. 

Senegal is looking for a strategic partner to relaunch its indebted state carrier Senegal Airlines ahead of the opening of a new international airport next year as it seeks to become a hub for air travel in West Africa.

About Muguette Goufrani, Africa Travel Magazine's Francophone Editor covers West African destinations and events in detail. Her native language is French and she has lived in five West African countries, working for Air Afrique, Royal Air Maroc and Citroen. As a Travel Agent, she worked in North Africa, where her family operates an inbound tour company, and later in Tahiti and Cambodia. Muguette has been a partner in the magazine since it was founded in 1995. E-mail Muguette with your travel experiences in Cote d'Ivoire and other West African destinations. We welcome your input.