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Stories, recommendations and more concerning the country of Senegal. See the country guide here for more trip planning information.

Le Perroquet in Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal

Le Perroquet in Ziguinchor would have to be up there with one of the best budget hotels in West Africa. Contact: Sebastien : +221 33 991 23 29 and hotel.le.perroquet@gmail.com. They are also on the web at http://hotel-le-perroquet.com. It’s centrally located in Ziguinchor and is a close walk to banks, restaurants and the ferry terminal. [...]

Fathala Game Reserve Senegal

Situated near the coast on the northern border of Senegal and the Gambia, the Fathala Wildlife Reserve is a great (and inexpensive) opportunity to get some safari action when you visit Senegal or the Gambia. The reserve is made up of approximately 6000 hectares of protected forest and is a rare opportunity for visitors to [...]

Crossing the river into Casamance from the Gambia

There's more than one way to skin a cat, and in this case, there is more than one way to enter Casamance from Gambia. Most people take the Trans-Gambian highway, which starts up in Kaolack, Senegal. This highway, also known as the N4, crosses the Gambia in the middle of the country before darting south [...]