Welcome to Senegal 

Senegal, known as the "Gateway to West Africa" is a French-speaking West African country.  
Senegal is one of West Africa most popular tourist destination because of its rich natural heritage and its cultural diversity. Our tours in Senegal will take you to Le Lac Rose (Pink Lake), the Island of Gorée, one of the earliest European settlements in Western Africa and long served as an outpost for slave and other trading. Also, you will visit the desert of Lompoul and many more tourist attractions. One of the most important tourist attraction of Senegal is its people. Senegalese are the most welcoming people of West Africa.  

Culture, Money & Visa 

The official language in Senegal is French but the other important local languages are Wolof, Fula, Arabic, Balanta, Jola-Fonyiand more. 95.9% of the population is Muslin and 4.1% Christian, mostly Catholics.  
The local currency is Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF) or the West African CFA (Franc CFA). It is recommended to travel with Euro for exchange purposes. UK passport holders don't need visa for a stay up to 90 days in Senegal. For EU passports holders however; we take away the hassle of the visa process by applying on their behalf. 

When to travel & tipping 

November – May: during the dry season. Throughout this period, the temperature tends to be around 25 degrees Celsius. June – October: precipitation is very frequent and the temperatures sometimes 30 degrees Celsius or above.  
Tipping is expected in Senegal. We therefore like you to show your appreciation while on tour. For your convenience, on group tours, the tips will be collected by your guide during the welcoming meeting. The tipping amount is between €50-100 per person. 
For the latest travel advice from the FCO on: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/senegal 
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