Senegal, country of TERANGA.

Senegal is a country of West Africa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east and Guinea to the south.

Senegal is: 3000 hours of sunshine per year.

 

The city of Dakar:

  • Independence Square

Independence Square is the heart of the city of Dakar, surrounded by large buildings housing banks, agencies and hotels. Not far away bypassing the hotel Téranga a walk is imposed on the corniche east, beaches are arranged in the surroundings.

 

 

  • The artisanal village of Soumbédioune

Located on the edge of Soumbédioune beach, the art village offers an array of souvenirs that will not leave you indifferent.

 There are African fabrics, paintings, fetishes, masks and many other objects that will make you happy.

 

  • The Magdalen Islands

Off the coast of the beach of Soumbédioune, the isles of the madeleine are implanted.

Consisting of a few rocky islands, many plant and animal species compete for a corner of tranquility in this sanctuary.

The Madeleine Islands have become national parks since 1976.

 

  • The Island of Gorée.

Off the coast of Dakar, it is an unmissable step to discover. Partly for its beaches, but also for the atmosphere of the place. Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the diversity of its colonial architecture stems from Portuguese, Dutch, French and English influences. There are elegant buildings of wealthy European merchants.

Three museums are to be visited:

The Historical Museum exhibits objects from African prehistory

The Museum of the Sea presents naturalistic fish and crustaceans

The House of Slaves.

 

 

  • The city of Saint Louis.

A Magical City

Located in the confines of the Ocean, the Sahara and the bush, Saint Louis was always the best introduction to the discovery of Africa.

Famous first stage of the European ships of the Traite, then of the airmail of Mermoz, the island retains important testimonies of its prestigious past.

It is still today, the city symbol of the elegance and refinement of Senegal.

 

  • The Parc de la Langue de Barbarie.

From the lighthouse of Gandiol through the river Senegal we arrive at the park of the language of barbarism. Born of the confrontation of the river Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean, stretches several kilometers south of Saint Louis. It will be necessary to visit the bird island to see Caspian and royal terns, big-headed gulls, pelicans, brown gulls, and sometimes some flamingos.

 

 

  • The Sine Saloum.

Between Land and Sea, Sine Saloum is composed of thousands of islands, islets and sandbanks separated by narrow brackish brackish waters: the Bolongs, here the land and the water are intimately linked.

Only 200 km from Dakar, the Saloum Delta is one of the most beautiful natural regions of Senegal.

Located at the confluence of the rivers Sine and Saloum, the islands of Saloum constitute an entanglement of mangroves: La Mangrove.

Classified as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, the Saloum Delta is in a natural environment.

 

  • The Lompoul Desert.

A hundred kilometers south of Saint Louis, the desert of Lompoul is an exceptional site where you will appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the tranquility of the place.

This small desert of dunes offers a sublime view at the time of the sunset. You can try surfing on the dunes or a beautiful dromedary ride.

 

 

 

  • The Rose Lake.

Located 40 km northeast of Dakar, the lake pink or Lake Retba, is one of the main tourist attractions in Senegal.

The pink lake is now overexploitation of salt, during its visit you will fall on the men and women who share the tasks to collect the salt at the bottom of the lake

 

 

 

 

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