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Senegal is Located in Africa

Aug 18, 2007
The Republic of Senegal is located in the westernmost part of Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinee Bissau and Mauritania. Senegal has over 700Km of beautiful beaches, with high palms and rainforests, dry deserts and over 100 varieties of tropical plants and flowers.

Senegal has all it needs to ensure the successful development of its tourist sector.

The closest seaside resort area to North America, it has a sun that shines almost all year round. Its great and historic museums, its natural sites of great beauty, its natural parks and the reserves. Its large rich fauna and flora, the warm welcome of its population resulting in the constant increase in the number of tourists each year interested with the discovery of the internal richness of the country, the encounter with the inhabitants, customs and habits of the local population and a real contact with its diverse cultures.

Although occupied and influenced by the French, Senegal has its own brand of exotic music, food and customs that give it the right dash of spice.

Its weather is tropical, hot and humid the rainy season May to November has some strong southeast winds. The dry season December to April is dominated by hot, dry, humid winds. Dry from September to June. Light rain in July and August, mostly at night. Temperatures in the 80's from May to November, in the 70s from December to April.

Senegal is home to some of the most photographed beaches in the world.

The reefs and cays of the coastal are heaven for divers, holding out the promise of such extraordinary sightings of the underworld.

Dakar, the melting pot capital city, is one of the busiest cruise ships port in Africa and boasts an exciting restaurant and club scene, as well as duty free shopping.

Senegal has a wide rang of accommodations ranging from 4* deluxe with all amenities to lodges, more commonly called campement, runs by villagers.

Senegalese, West Indian and African American music is the most popular.
Major hotels and casinos have discos. Hot ambiance guaranteed.

Wolof is the national language of Senegal. Even though French is the official language and English is spoken in tourist areas, a few words of Wolof will help you make friends.

Wrestling is a traditional sport very much liked by the Senegalese, with displays of amulets, drumming, dancing, wonderful pageantry and good humour, well worth a visit to Iba Mar Diop Stadium.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Senegal Rental Site
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