Senegal in pictures + Dakar
In brief +
The Casamance region of south-western Senegal remains affected by incidents involving presumed separatist groups and by incidents of banditry. The FCO advises against road travel in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, other than on, the main road from Ziguinchor to Cap Skirring which is often used by groups of tourists.
Senegal has been attracting European tourists for a long time and for many reasons. With almost guaranteed sunshine, time passes peacefully in the land famous for teranga, meaning 'hospitality' in Wolof. On the agenda is a lazy stay on the 'Petite Côte' or in a tranquil corner along the country's 280 miles of beautiful beaches. Another idea is to head off on safari in the national parks of Djoudj, Niokolo-Koba and Lower Casamance. Not to be forgotten are the colonial towns, the unmissable ones being Gorée Island, a symbol of the ancient slave trade and Dakar, the capital city where you can have a great experience simply wandering around the hustle and bustle of the colourful market scenes.
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