Explore steppes, beaches, lakes, rainforest and so much more when you head out to Senegal for a hiking adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the wildlife that lives here as well, including aardvarks, elephants and many more.
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Since your trip to Senegal will begin and end in Dakar, take some time to explore the ancient African city. Place de l’Indépendance, Mosque of the Divinity, Ngor beach, are among the places you definitely should not miss when touring the city. Take some time to explore the farmer’s markets, trying local cuisine as you go, and head out for a quick swim in the sea in the afternoon.
The rest of Senegal is no less excellent and deserves as much time as you can give it as well. In the southeast, Niokolo-Koba National Park is one of the most spectacular places in the whole country, home to incredibly green rolling hills and forests. Take the time to see some of the rare flora that lives here as well.
Farther north, you encounter the Sahel as well as the steppes near Ferlo. Take the chance to see some of the local wildlife, including elephants, and enjoy this unique stretch of the world that separates the Sahara Desert from Africa’s rainforests. Don’t forget to pack extra batteries for your camera.
From December to April is the dry season. During this time of year, you can expect hot winds to blow across the steppe. Toward the coast, expect average temperatures around 25 °C at this time of year with temperatures rising in the interior of the country.
Any trip to Senegal will begin with a flight into the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) in the capital Dakar. Most guides will opt to meet you here and arrange transport to the start of the trip. DKR is easily reached by direct flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires and Istanbul.
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December to April
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