Is it safe to travel to senegal africa



This post to travel to Senegal with a local agency, has been prepared by Luis, another inveterate traveler like us, who with Rosa gives us a thousand ideas to travel to amazing places and serve as inspiration for many of our trips.

It is clearly seen in this area that continues to be touristy but it has become less so since the famous rally is no longer held. Even the real estate bubble has arrived, and you can see uninhabited buildings that were intended for the rally staff and their equipment.

That day we stayed in a real tent in the desert, with a dinner by starlight. A marvel. If you have never spent a night in the desert you should not miss this experience.

This is the longest day’s drive to Kedougou, but we enjoyed the scenery and the huge termite mounds and wildlife we saw crossing the Niokolo Koba National Park. The road was under construction in one section and there you really realize that you are in Africa, with cars and trucks driving wherever they could (40 km two hours, working the cervicals).


If you are planning to travel to this magnificent African country, it is likely that before embarking you have asked yourself these questions: Is Senegal a safe country for tourists? Is it a dangerous place? Well, for your peace of mind, it is known to be one of the safest countries in West Africa. It has relatively low levels of crime, as well as transmission of tropical diseases. In general, Senegal does not have to be a dangerous country for tourists, and by African standards, we can say that it is a fairly safe travel destination.

The Senegalese have a reputation for being good hosts. So much so, that visitors to the nation of ‘Teranga’ (which could be translated as ‘hospitality’ in Wolof), will have a rewarding and safe travel experience, especially if they follow the travel tips below.

In particular, pickpockets operate during the day in the downtown area of Dakar, especially around Place de L’Indépendance and the Sandaga market. While at night, pickpocketing occurs along the western Corniche. In general, if you travel in well-lit areas, and avoid large crowds, you should have no major problems.

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Dakar, the country’s capital, is growing rapidly with great nightlife and a wide variety of amazing restaurants.  On the coast there are beaches that are excellent for surfing or walking in warm waters.  To the north there are beautiful baobabs and to the west mangroves and wildlife to see.

Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Senegal. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccinations: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.

All travelers visiting Senegal must have a passport valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure.  In addition, you may be refused entry if you have no evidence of return or onward travel.


That depends a lot on how many days you want to stay in Senegal, the more days the more things you can see. You can combine a route to remote areas in the north and east in solidarity eco-camps with a visit to the comfortable hotels in beach areas. In the following article you have the most outstanding places in the country with their location map:

The best is always to make an appointment and visit the International Vaccination Center closest to your province. There an expert will inform you. As a general recommendation: yellow fever vaccine (mandatory if coming from countries with risk of transmission), vaccines against polio, meningococcal disease, tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid fever, cholera and rabies. Some of these vaccines you must already have, in my case I only needed the yellow fever and typhoid (Vivotif tablets). The cholera vaccine was not indicated to me. For malaria see next point (Malarone must be taken). Request an appointment here:

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