Flight Companies and VISA

Senegal can be reached with all the major airlines with direct flights from Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, the United States, Morocco, and many more.

You can check: Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airlines, Flytap, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Air Algérie, etc.

The State of Senegal has decided to abolish the paying of a visa for Europeans from May 1, 2015 (as noted on the site: www.visasenegal. Sn ).
All that is required from you is that at the airport you will out the necessary forms for your stay.


About Senegal

The country is one of the safer countries in West Africa due to its low levels of crime and its political stability (see for instance the opinion of the US bureau for consular affairs: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1013.html).

Dakar, in particular, is the safest and most easily accessible city in the entire West Africa, as demonstrated by the number of organizations that have their regional headquarters in the city.




Life in Yoff

The village of Yoff, located a few kilometers from Dakar, is characterized by a very long history.
Yoff is one of the most important ports of traditional fishing in Senegal and the fish market of Tonghor is very typical and interesting to visit: in the evenings all the colourful canoes arrive on the beach with great tuna or swordfish. After the landings, it is usually the women, wives of fishermen, who provide retail.

The city enjoys a special autonomy. There is no government police and very little crime. This is thanks to the existance of a local administration system which supervises Yoff.

Yoff also hosts the grand mausoleum of Seydina Limamou Laye, which is a place of annual pilgrimage.


Vaccinations and medicals advices

No vaccination is required to come to Senegal. If you travel through the coast and in Dakar, the risk of malaria is very low. We advise you in any case to take the medication against malaria during the rainy season (August – October) and take the anti – tetanus vaccination.

We also advise you to take travel insurance because in Senegal any medical intervention needs to be paid for.

We are in contact with SOS MEDECIN in case of problems.


To see around Dakar

Gorée Island: UNESCO world heritage site and main point of departure of slaves in West Africa. .

Dakar: Kermel and Sandaga markets, Cathédrale, Palais de la République.

Pink Lake: our by quad or dromadaire.

MALIKA ROAD TRIP is an organised multi-day road trip to discover the country.


Pratical Tips

Change 1 Euro = 655 FCFA. You can easily change currency at a number of Currency Offices on the main roads or at the airport.

Buying a local phone card is the best option considering that calls within the country and to Europe is not expensive (2000 CFA price).

The pharmacies are well equipped and you can also find Malarone cheaper than in Europe.

Local buses and taxis are available to go everywhere, even if you have to constantly negotiate the price.


What we can bring?

Voilà! Italian Parmesan and coffee, chocolate if you are from Switzerland and chorizo if you are from Spain!