Senegal

Country number:
92
Territory number:
100
"The gracefulness of the slender fishing boats that glided into the harbor in Dakar was equaled only by the elegance of the Senegalese women who sailed through the city in flowing robes and turbaned heads. I wandered through the nearby marketplace, intoxicated by the exotic spices and perfumes. The Senegalese are a handsome people and I enjoyed the brief time that Oliver and I spent in their country. The society showed how disparate elements– French, Islamic, and African – can mingle to create a unique and distinctive culture."
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Tales from Senegal

What, in Africa, are The Big Five, the Little Five and the Ugly Five?

I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
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Senegal - in a Nutshell

The people of Senegal are a colourful and beautiful race. Most of them are Wolofs, tall, lithe and willowy with high cheek bones
The people of Senegal are a colourful and beautiful race. Most of them are Wolofs, tall, lithe and willowy with high cheek bones
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Is Casamance Different to the North of Senegal? - West African Journey Part 10

Casamance, the area of Senegal south of the River Gambia is poorer than the north. It used to belong to Portugal who traded it...
Casamance, the area of Senegal south of the River Gambia is poorer than the north. It used to belong to Portugal who traded it to France.
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Senegal - Decent Game Parks in West Africa? - West African Journey Part 9

Bandia and Fathala, both in Senegal, and both run by the same company are considered to be the best game parks in West Africa.
Bandia and Fathala, both in Senegal, and both run by the same company are considered to be the best game parks in West Africa.
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Senegalese cities -The Capital and the Ex-Capital of French West Africa - West African Journey Part 8

Dakar is the vibrant post-independence capital of Senegal, but first I’m heading to the faded charm of St Louis, once the capital of French...
Dakar is the vibrant post-independence capital of Senegal, but first I’m heading to the faded charm of St Louis, once the capital of French West Africa.
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Djoudj - Senegal -The Best Bird Park in West Africa?Is Mauritania All Desert? Try Diawling National Park - West African Journey Part 7

Djoudj, just over the northern border is one of the biggest ornithological parks in the world, with over 350 different species of bird. I’m...
Djoudj, just over the northern border is one of the biggest ornithological parks in the world, with over 350 different species of bird. I’m told it’s famed for colonies of nesting pelican and flamingos.
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On the Beach in Senegal - Saly - Gambia and Senegal 2

It seems to me that the whole population of Senegal aspires to a wrestler’s physique. There is a great deal of posturing, and...
It seems to me that the whole population of Senegal aspires to a wrestler’s physique. There is a great deal of posturing, and much sweating.on Saly Beach.
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