Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Senegal are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Senegal read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Senegal.
The best time of year to travel to Senegal is between November and May, during the dry season. Throughout this period, the temperature tends to be around 25 degrees Celsius. However, between June and October, precipitation is very frequent and the temperatures sometimes 30 degrees Celsius or above.
You don't need a visa to travel to Senegal. If you intend to stay in Senegal for longer than 3 months, you'll need to register with the local authorities in order to obtain a 'Carte d'Etranger'.
The official currency of Senegal is the West African CFA franc.
Large ungulates (hoofed mammals) include buffalo, elephant, eland, giraffe, hippopotamus, warthogs and a variety of gazelles.
The national dish of Senegal is Thiéboudienne, this boldly flavored combination of fish, rice, and vegetables simmered in tomato sauce is a hearty one-pot meal. You can make it with any fish or vegetables you have on hand, including potatoes, cassava, squash or pumpkin, and plantains.
Wolof is a language of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania, and the native language of the Wolof people. Like the neighbouring languages Serer and Fula, it belongs to the Senegambian branch of the Niger–Congo language family
The currency in Senegal is the West African CFA franc. Tipping is not expected at budget eateries. At pricier restaurants, a 10% tip is customary, though this is sometimes included in the bill. It's uncommon to tip taxi drivers.
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Senegal with this Senegal Guidebook .