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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2016
Dakar airport  (16 Answers)

Hello - I have decided to go to Senegal for several reasons, but one is the cheap one way tickets. However I just read that there is a lot of stealing of bags and things from bags there, that there is zero security. This freaks me. Usually you are safe at least inside! The cheap flights arrive very late at night/early in the morning - like 3:30 - is that safer - not so much of a crowd - or less safe? I would keep my computer bag glued to my body, of course. Can someone elucidat this for me? I am an older woman alone. Also, are there secure taxis? Dakar looks dicey! Thanks, Jean



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2016
Money question  (4 Answers)

How hard is it to find working ATM's in Dakar airport and Saly?

Are euros accepted in hotels/restaurants in case credit cards aren't?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2015
Senegal Airlines  (4 Answers)

Does anyone have any experience booking tickets with Senegal Airlines?

They seem to have 2 websites (not sure which one is legit) and don't seem to offer tickets through any of the regular air ticket provides (expedia, zuji, bravofly, edreams etc.)

Any feedback would be so helpful!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2015
Customary Habits  (1 Answer)

Please share with me the customary habits of behavior before you enter a kitchen in Senegal?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2015
from St. Louis to Dakar  (3 Answers)

Is N2 safe for tourists?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2015
By boat from Dakar to Cap Skirring  (1 Answer)

I think about going by boat from Dakar to Cap Skirring. How does it work? How long does it take?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2014
Staying and moving around  (5 Answers)

Hello. I am thinking on visiting Senegal in November, if things go my way it will be my first time in Africa.
I am trying to keep things cheap so I was wondering if someone could recommend me a good place to stay in Dakar that doesn't cost too much (I usually leave the hotel for the last moment, but in this case I need it sooner in order to ask for a visa). Also I was wondering if its a good idea to use Dakar as a base and move back and forth from there, or if its better to stay in different cities. (haven't made plans on what to see but I'm interested in the World Heritage places and other historically and cultural significant places)
Finally I was wondering how reliable is public transport, and how easy would it be for me to move around if I don't speak neither of the countries languages.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2014
Marriage License  (1 Answer)

Which office do I contact to get a copy of my Certificate of Marriage? I got married in St. Louis, Senegal in July of 2007. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2014
Travel and language study  (4 Answers)

Hi,
I am planning a trip to Senegal to work on my french (I only have som basic knowledge).
I want to stay for about 4-5 weeks and travel to 2 or 3 different places where I can find a teacher to have leassons with me.
Does anyboy have any recommendations on where to go? Or any experience with this kind of traveling?

All the best
Julia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2014
Driving around Senegal or Public Transport?  (2 Answers)

Hi everybody
Will be visiting Senegal for 8-9days next month. We would like to go up north to st louis, lac rose, then to lompuol kaolack, Sine Saloum. Anyway, it's a first idea. My question, would you recommend public transport or hiring a car and driving ourselves or hiring a car and driving? We are on a budget holiday so trying to keep things cheap but at the same time we want to get the most out of the short time we are there... Any tips or advice is welcome
thanks!
Niyagi


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2013
What are the laws about bringing vehicles into Senegal?  (2 Answers)

We want to drive from Denmark to Senegal. How can we get a car into Senegal that is older than 5 years old.. Is this at all possible?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2013
Flights from Dakar to Ziguinchor  (3 Answers)

Hey everyone, I'm restricted for time on this trip to Senegal. I'm going to be booking flights from Dakar to Ziguinchor return. I just wondered if anyone has used Senegal Airlines/Deccan Air for this particular stretch before or recently? How reliable are they? Normally I'd take the ferry but it doesn't get me back in time for my flight home. Any feedback much appreciated, thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2013
How to hire a driver in Senegal

I will be visiting my daughter in Senegal for two weeks this fall. I would like to hire one driver for the period that I am there. Between the two of us, we do pretty well in French and Wolof, but I would like to avoid the perils of sept-places and public transportation. Apparently Hertz no longer offers chauffeurs along with rental cars. Can anyone suggest another source for reputable drivers for hire?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2013
best way to get to Spain from Dakar  (4 Answers)

Will be in Dakar for a few months and then thinking about visiting a friend in Spain. Does it make more sense to fly directly from Dakar to Grenada? or fly to Morocco and take the ferry to Spain? trying to save as much money as I can!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2013
Diouloulou, Senegal

Does anyone know of any nice accomodation in the small town of Diouloulou in Senegal. Its on the main road from the border town of Sleti, Gambia to Zuguinchor.

I have passed through it before but never stopped, but I would like to experience this small town if anyone knows of some clean, safe accomodation.

Many thanks.

Raykey.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2012
shopping for Music and fabric in Senegal

I´ll be in Senegal shortly, and while I have a tight schedule, I hope to be able to shop for some music and fabric while in Dakar and St. Louis. Can anyone help with addresses and prices I should aim for? Love the Congolese kitenge and Nigerian waxed cotton in particular, and they are more difficult to get in East Africa, so I hope I can go on a shopping spree. I read on LP that there is a shop in St Louis where I might find stuff, but that info is from an edition from 2004, so I have no idea whether it´s still up to date.

thanks for any input!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2011
April NY to dakar how to fly in  (7 Answers)

how to???? travel agent?
Money is an issue..but as my wife and I do not have unlimited time nor strength... direct travel is the goal.. Any input or experience to guide us with would be great. This is proving not an easy thing to plan.. On a budget. My wife and I are traveling to see our kid in the Peace corp. We are interested in comfort, adventure and not too long of trip with many transfers. Direct would be nice but seems impossible.

I noticed when using an internet flight search engine( booking buddy) , some flights are 20 hours and more. So now I have an idea. But first the easy way:

The easy way is.... I could fly to DC cheaply and then stay over so we could fly direct ( south African air)the next day. Do you all find it best to book that as a one combined trip ? Searching only NYC to Dakar. Or look for a separate NYC to DC deal, then booking an additional flight to Dakar? Clear?
So DC is nice but it is not Paris.
Plan b
If we skip the DC connection.. it is a long, minimum 6-9 hours layover where ever we go. So maybe I can book a flight that stops in Morocco, or Brussels? Stay a night. Does that usually cost more?

How does one do that? Airfrance actually has a deal that allows you "multiple" stops so one could stay in Paris for a night and enjoy before moving on. Great and there would be no further questions but the trip back to NY is non direct 20+ hours... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!... So any input? .
What have you experienced folk done? what would you do?Use a travel agent?

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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2011
flying from NY in April  (6 Answers)

how to???? travel agent?
Money is an issue..but as my wife and I do not have unlimited time nor strength... direct travel is the goal.. Any input or experience to guide us with would be great. This is proving not an easy thing to plan.. On a budget. My wife and I are traveling to see our kid in the Peace corp. We are interested in comfort, adventure and not too long of trip with many transfers. Direct would be nice but seems impossible. I noticed when using an internet flight search engine( booking buddy) , some flights are 20 hours and more.

The easy way is.... I could fly to DC cheaply and then stay over so we could fly direct the next day. Question- Do you all find it best to book that as a one combined trip ? Search only NYC to Dakar. Or look for a NYC to DC deal and then booking a separate flight to Dakar? Clear? If we skip the DC connection.. it is a long, minimum 6-9 hours layover where ever we go. So maybe I can book a flight that stops in Morocco, or Brussels? Stay a night. Does that usually cost more?How does one do that? Airfrance actually has a deal that allows you "multiple" stops so one could stay in Paris for a night and enjoy before moving on. Great and there would be no further questions but the trip back to NY is 20+ hours... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!... So any input? New at this all....
Ok So what have you experienced folk done? what would you do?Use a travel agent?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2011
Senegal holidays

Hi All

I'm looking for a holiday to Senegal. I have been to Gambia, and Senegal is coming up expensive.
Anyone know of a good travel agent/website for this please
Thanks in advance

Bal


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2009
FLIGHTS DAKAR- CAP SKIRRING  (1 Answer)

Hello everybody, this year in Christmas holidays I have decided to return to Senegal again, to the Casamance region. It is the eighth year that I go, always by my account. I recommend to go at everybody and this time, - Christmas time- is the best because there is no rain and either mosquitos.
But I have a problem this year : there are no regular flights from Dakar to CAP Skirring or Ziguinchor and I am trying to organize for renting a small plane taxi, I need three persons more ( we are two). The cost for 5 people with suitcases including is about 800 Euros to CAP and 1000 to Ziguinchor, are something expensive, but I thing to save time is the best thing. So if somebody wants to go with us please contact me in my direct email : [email]
(We will go the 30 or the 31 of December. and return 8 or 9 of January. (The prices are for one way; roundtrip it would be the double 1600 Cap, 2000 Ziguinchor) Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2009
Train Dakar-Bamako  (1 Answer)

Does anybody know if the train from Dakar to Bamako is still running, and if, at which days of the week and whta re the costs?.

Thank you

Oranier


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2009
Travel buddy for Senegal and Mali November/December 2009

I am looking for a travel buddy for an adventure trip from Dakar to Timbuktu and back, using train, bus and boat. It will take 4 weeks. The ideal time would be November 2009 but could also reach into December (I am rather felxible).
I will fly from South Africa, but we could meet in Dakar, so everybody is welcome. More details on request.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2009
traveling from senegal to morroco  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know how much it should cost to travel from senegal to morrocco by train or land at all? Im planning on travelling in three weeks if anyone elso is up for the trip


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2009
VILLAGES.

HI TO EVERYONE.PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE BEST WAY FROM THE AIRPORT TO A VILLAGE WHERE I CAN STUDY DRUMS AND PERCUSSION.I'AM A DRUM AND PERCUSSION TEACHER @ THE INLAND MUSIC ACADEMY IN RIVERSIDE CALIF.IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM TO STUDY IN AFRICA AND PLAN TO VISIT SENEGAL IN SEPT 1-SEPT30.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2009
hotel Ganale in Dakar  (7 Answers)

Has anyone ever stayed at the Hotel Ganale in central Dakar? I'm having trouble reaching them, but it seems like a nice place. we'll be traveling to Dakar in April 2009


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2008
ATM in Cap Skirring?

Hello folks.

I'm going to Cap Skirring in February. Does anybody know if there is an ATM in Cap Skirring to withdraw money with a Visa card? If yes, what is the max. amount that can be withdrawn per day? I heard once that there are limitations?

Cheers.

Hans


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2008
senegal  (1 Answer)

I will like to go to Senegal by car from Barcelona. I will like to know how can I pass de border with a car older than 10 years. Thank you. Kisses


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2008
Preparing a trip to Senegal  (2 Answers)

Hi!
I'd like to visit Senegal next Easter. So I'm looking for a cheap flight. Any advice?
Appart from that:
how is the weather in April?
what is the best way of transportation inside the country? (going by myself)
Is the Casamance area safe?

thanks!

Jordi.
Barcelona, Catalonia.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2008
transportation  (2 Answers)

My husband, adult daughter and I are planning a trip to Senegal in August, 08. Does anyone know how to get from Dakar to the Sine-Saloum Delta, and hotel/guest house recommendations?

Many thanks,
sesseebee


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2008
Packing for 2 weeks  (2 Answers)

What do I pack for a trip for 2 weeks?



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