The Senegal practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Dakar

  • People : 12855153 hab. (2011).

  • Constitution: Semi-presidential Republic

  • Language : French, Pulaar, Diola, Wolof, Malinke ...

  • Religion Islam

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa No visa is required for European citizens to a maximum of 90 days .

    • Passport : A valid passport is of course essential, one must be valid at least three months after your return date.

      • Currency CFA (XOF)

      • Currency rates € 1 = 655.957 CFA .

      • Payment Cards : International credit cards accepted little outside the tourist areas and hotels .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-650 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average . 10 € / person
          Premium : more than 20 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 20 € / night
            Average : 30-50 € / night
            Premium : more than 80 € / night


            How to get there?

            • Air: Two airports open to international traffic: Airport brs Senghor in Dakar and that of Cap Skirring. Air Senegal International companies, XL Airways and Senegalair, offer regular flights to Dakar from major French airport. It takes about 500 euros for a round trip France-Senegal and between 5 and 7 hours of flight.

              On site:

              • Car : The road network is in good condition to the west but is degraded in the interior. Note that to lead Senegal, you need an international driving license.

              • Bus The public transport network is well developed in the cities, you can prndre either a taxi, a classic bus or minibus. Outside the cities there are availability of bush taxis and air-conditioned and comfortable buses but of course more expensive.

              • Train : Two rail links exist between Dakar and Bamako in Mali and Tambacounda Dakar .

              • Ferry: There is a ferry service twice a week between Dakar and Ziguinchor, convenient to not have to bypass the Gambia.

                • Vaccinations : The vaccine against yellow fever is mandatory to enter the country .

                • Tips Take antimalarial drugs, do not drink tap water, avoid street food and drink plenty of water during the dry season. -The medical care are good and inexpensive in public hospitals, by cons must be patient to go in consultation.

                  • Tips: It is strictly not recommended at this time (2013) to visit Casamance and the border areas of Mali and Mauritania .

                  • Delinquency: It should pay attention to his property in Dakar and not to flaunt his wealth. Avoid the Grand Corniche after nightfall.

                    • Climate : Desert in the north and tropical in the south .

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 25 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : The rainy season lasts from May to November and the dry season from December to April, it is the peak tourist season

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference UTC 0

                      • Electrical Outlets : 230V / 50Hz, European plug

                      • Calling code 00,221

                      • internet, wifi : Senegal is connected, Internet cafes abound, if you have your laptop you can certainly enjoy the wifi in your hotel

                      • Features Remember that homosexuality is not tolerated in Senegal and can result in sentences of imprisonment .