Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Senegal?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Senegal are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Senegal?

For up to date information around safety and security in Senegal read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Senegal.

Best time to visit 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.

Do I need a visa to enter Senegal?

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'.

What currency do i need in Senegal?

The official currency of Senegal is the West African CFA franc.

While visiting Senegal

What wild animals live in Senegal?

Large ungulates (hoofed mammals) include buffalo, elephant, eland, giraffe, hippopotamus, warthogs and a variety of gazelles.

What is the traditional food in Senegal?

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.

What Languages are spoken in Senegal?

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

How much do you tip in Senegal?

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.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Senegal?

Local Senegal travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Senegal Numbers?

  • Police: 17
  • Ambulance: 18
  • Fire: 1515
  • Embassy: +221 33 823 73 92

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Senegal?

    The time difference is 0 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Senegal?

    Senegal Guidebook

    Best Senegal guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Senegal with this Senegal Guidebook .