Fact File

Capital: Dakar
Time zone: GMT 0
Plugs: Two and three pin round
Dialling code: +221
Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF
Language: French


The following countries can enter Senegal without a visa for up to 90 days:
Austria, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Togo, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Spain, South-Africa, Sweden, Taiwan and USA.

All other passport holders require a visa before travelling to Senegal.



Dakar is generally warm, with a hot semi-arid climate. The short rainy season lasts for four months – from July to October. Winter and spring, between December and May, is usually pleasantly warm, with temperatures sitting around 25ºC during the day and 19ºC at night. Summer temperatures range from lows of 24ºC to highs of 31ºC.


As there is a risk of contracting Yellow Fever in Senegal, it is advisable to get vaccinated. The government of Senegal requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if you are travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Tyhoid and Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are also recommended, as is a malaria prophylaxis.


Al Baraka –
Hotel Du Phare Les Mamelles –
Hotel Farid –
Hotel Le Djoloff –
Hotel Miramar –
Ibis –
King Fahd Palace –
La Demeure –
La Madrague Ngor –
La Villa Racine –
Les Lodge des Almadies –
Novotel –
Onomo Dakar Airport –
Pullman Dakar Teranga –
Radisson Blu –
Residences Mamoune –
Rysara Hotel –
Savana Jardin –
Sokhamon –
Sunugal –
Terrou-Bi –


Afrinat Airlines –
Air Algerie –
Air Burkina –
Air Cote d’Ivoire –
Air France –
Air Mali –
Arik Air –
Brussels Airlines –
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Emirates –
Ethiopian Airlines –
Iberia –
Kenya Airways –
Meridiana –
Slok Air International –
South African Airways –
THY Turkish Airlines –
Tunisair –

Car Hire

Avis –
Budget –
Europcar –
Hertz Car Hire –

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