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
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?
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!
Please share with me the customary habits of behavior before you enter a kitchen in Senegal?
Is N2 safe for tourists?
I think about going by boat from Dakar to Cap Skirring. How does it work? How long does it take?
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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?
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!!
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.
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!
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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.
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?
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?
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
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
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?.
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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?
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?
What do I pack for a trip for 2 weeks?
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