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
Hi guys, i have a two hours transit time on by way to Banjul in Dakar. Is it possible to take an hour tour maybe by taxi through the cityof Dakar and not miss by flight? how is the traffic situation. and how much is taxi fare likely to be. Tahnks
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.
Hello Room, I am seeking a flight from Dakar to Nassau for vacation that does not make american stops,I have been searching on line for weeks but can not seem to find a flight. does anyone have any suggestions.
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?
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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--we arrive dakar 3/26/11 via cruise ship for 1 day--ship tours SO expensive--are there local tour operators/ taxis on pier to take passengers to area sites? is it safe to do it? are US$ accepted?--thanks
I am flying from New York to Dakar en-route to Banjul, Gambia & am having trouble finding a flight or ground transport to Banjul. Can any one give my any info? I arrive around 6am on a Saturday. I will take a bus, or shuttle, but prefer a local flight if possible, and as long as I don't have to sit in the airport for HOURS. I would appreciate any/all help that is worthwhile. Thanks in advance.
Is there any ship/train connection from Casablanca Maroco, or canary island to Dakar? And what is the weather suggestion for travelling to Dakar in June?
I will be traveling from US to Bomako, Mali via Dakar, Senegal. What is the process for travelers in transit after landing at Dakar? Will I be able to check by luggage in US to Bamako or will I have to retrieve luggage in Dakar and recheck? Please advise.
please we want take our students to senegal on 2nd of april for an excursion from nigeria. the name of the school is preston international school akure nigeria, they are 40 in number and between the age of 13 to 16 years. we are planning to stay for 10days, our aim for this visit is for our students to develop their spoken french and to discover the beauty of senegal.
we will like them to take courses in the university of dakaar and international school dakar. We will like them to visit the following places : nigeria embassy dakar, goree island (l'ile de goree), zoo university of dakar, museum (musee), dansaga market, birds'island (l'ile des oiseaux), rue de pompidou, le lac rose (rose lake), la cathedrale senegalaise, la maison de loepold sedar senghor (LSS's house)and we will need accomodation and feeding.
please, we need information to realise this
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
(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?.
Could you give me advice about places I should go and things to do in Dakar.
it's my first trip to Dakar . only 3 days .
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 anybody know good or so-so hotel in Dakar ? I needs to stay 3 nights in Dakar .
Thank you so much!
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.
i was planning go to dkr in 1st week august.After checking weather in travel guide it says is raining season and hot as 40ºc. I am afraid of being sooo hot, i would like u to recommend me or not going on august.
If ur answer is YES, could u recomend me any basic tour atractions for a 7nights trip around?
Many thks collegues
I am planning to visit Dakar in November this year. I woudl like to know the following:
How expensive is it (I will do backpacking and am on a shoestring budget)?
Any recomendation for a cheap but not too bad hotel near Gare Routiere (bus staion) or train station?
im planing to go to Dakar for a dancefestival end of maj...
-how is the life in Dakar?
-existing some good hotel there?
-should i be myself,or should i be just a fearfull tourist?
-it is safe city? any kidnapping there?
-any other city to visit?
-any nice beach to visit?
-how is the weather maj/jun?
thanx for attention,and for the 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
On February 3rd I'll will start a week holiday at the Royal Decameron Baobab Resort in Somone .I'ld appreciate to know what kind of weather i'll find.Is the temperature warm enough to swim? Does somebody know this resort?
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?