Senegal Travel Guides

Crossing the Sahara from Mauritania, the landscapes don’t exactly change instantly from desert to lush green terrain, but the change is quite noticeable. From the north of Senegal is essentially a geographical transition zone where the landscape evolves from desert to scrub brush to the start of some more tropical climates as one travels south. As such, Senegal has one of the most diverse geographies in West Africa. While much of the coast remains dry and temperate, the interior of the country can get hot and humid. Moreover, Senegal is somewhat divided culturally between the Wolof north and the Diola in the South. That being said, the contrasts of this country make it a great destination to travel.

Backpacker’s Budget: $40-50
Highlights: Parc National Langue Barberie, Ile de Goree, Saint-Louis


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