Senegal is a country in Western Africa. With the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Senegal has Guinea-Bissau to the south, Guinea to the southeast, Mali to the east, and Mauritania to the north. The Gambia is almost an enclave of Senegal in the middle of the western coast.



Tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind; Natural hazards : lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts.


Generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Highest point : unnamed feature near Nepen Diakha 581 m

Main Destinations

  • Dakar: Capital city
  • Saint-Louis: Former capital of Senegal and French West Africa
  • Thiès:
  • Kaolack:
  • Ziguinchor:
  • Tambacounda:
  • Touba: Center of Mouride religious brotherhood
  • Kafountine:
  • Kedougou:

Other Destiantions

  • Ports and harbors
  • Matam, Podor, Richard Toll, Dakar, Palmarin
  • Places of religion and contemplation
  • Keur Moussa, Touba, Tivaouane
  • Interesting Islands
  • Fadiout + Joal, Ile de Gorée, Karabane
  • Nature reserves
  • Niokolo-Koba, Delta du Saloum, Parc National des oiseaux du Djoudj, Reserve de Palmarin
  • Stone circles
  • Nioro du Rip, Keur Ali Lobé, Sali, Kau-Ur to Wassau, Ker Batch