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  • 1 Women's Museum Henriette Bathily (Mufem)

    Museums and art

    Rue Saint-Germain SN - Dakar

    The collection at the Women's Museum, a lovely colonial house dedicated to Senegalese women, includes traditional objets, artwork, handicrafts, clothing and jewellery. Beyond its role of bearing witness, the museum is also involved in the emancipatio..

  • 2 Senegal History Museum

    Museums and art

    Fort d'Estrées SN - Dakar

    The history of Senegal and Gorée Island told in 12 rooms, from prehistoric times to the country's independence (1960), including the colonial era and the slave trade. The history museum is housed in the former d'Estrées fort built by the French in th..

  • 3 Langue de Barbarie National Park

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Saint-Louis

    Langue de Barbarie National Park south of Saint-Louis is named after the strip of sand separating the Senegal River from the ocean. The exceptional avifauna flies around fresh and salt water haven spread over 2,000ha. Sadly the site is threatened by ..

  • 4 Guembeul Reserve

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Saint-Louis

    Guembeul Reserve occupies 720 ha south of Saint-Louis. Its mangrove swamps, bush and lagoons are a refuge for endangered species and others being carefully monitored. You can see warthogs, monkeys, gazelles and birds here.

  • 5 Ferlo

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Linguère

    The Ferlo, a vast arid area in the centre of the country, is an enchantingly authentic region off the beaten track boasting village markets, Peul nomads and a warm welcome. Between Linguère and Matam the trail runs through the North Ferlo wildlife re..

  • 6 Dindefelo Falls

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Dindéfélo

    Dindefelo Falls have made the reputation of this village south of Kédougou on the Guinean border. The 100m-high falls flow into a natural pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Ideal for a relaxing and refreshing swim.

  • 7 Karabane Island

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Karabane

    For security reasons, tourists are advised to avoid this region. While Karabane Island at the mouth of the Casamance River has preserved some vestiges of its colonial past, the superb beaches are the main reason for going there - by pirogue from the ..

  • 8 Dakar Medina

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    SN - Dakar

    The Dakar Medina, dominated by the minaret of the Great Mosque, is the city's African quarter with interlacing streets, little shops, Tilène Market, tailors at work and incessant activity. A lively working-class neighbourhood just behind Le Plateau.

  • 9 Lake Retba (Lac Rose)

    Nature and gardens

    SN - Niaga Peul

    Lake Retba, also called Pink Lake because of the colour it takes on under the sun's rays, offers an amazing vision. The phenomenon can be explained by the lake's high degree of salinity, which also attracts men and women who come to gather, pack and ..

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