It is fine and dry almost all year round, from October to May, the ideal time to go to Senegal. Please note that during the winter season, the rainy season from May to September, the National National Park, as well as that of the Niokolo Koba, is not very interesting. There is no need to walk in these corners in a long time in summer. Similarly, the Senegal River is at this unendurably hot time. However, the whole country does not lose its interest: if Tambacounda becomes a furnace during the rainy season, the Bedik and Bassari countries overlap with a unique green canvas at this time of year. La Casamance, a greener region, has a longer rainy season from April or May.
The softness of the climateSenegal is a "sun all year" destination often unknown to the French, without any time lag with Paris, and - cherry on the cake - accessible with cheap airline tickets. During the winter in France from November to April, the sun is in a beautiful setting in Senegal, then in the dry season, with ideal temperatures between 20 and 30 ° C.Comfort and idlenessThe wide variety of reception structures provides a response to all, both in terms of budget, comfort and the desired travel style, routard or luxurious. For a tailor-made stay adapted to your needs, use a local agency that knows all the accommodations in Senegal.A safe destinationAnother significant asset: security. While the sounds of boots ring across Africa, Senegal is an example of mature and stable democracy, a safe destination. Even if the settlement of the Casamance file is still fresh, the traveller who stays in Senegal does not risk much, as well as crossing the Champs-Elysées on a zebra crossing.Authentic hospitalityThe authenticity of the hospitality of the Senegalese, La as it is called here, for little time to go out of traditional circuits, will leave no one indifferent. A festive, jovial, generous and open-minded state for foreigners. By travelling with a guide commissioned by a local travel agency, you will realize it even faster because you will go to the meeting of premises regularly for the most authentic travel possible.The average wage in Senegal is very low. 100 000 FCFA is a good monthly salary for many. An average official earns no more than CFAF 150 000. Often only one wage lives ten people from the family. Putting money aside is impossible. The work being rare for many, every day will have to find 500 ? at 1 FCFA 000 FCFA to feed. Other benchmark ?: a tracker for hunting will earn 5 FCFA 000 CFA per day, while an official guide on a tourist site rarely exceeds the FCFA 3 500 per day.FormalitésSince 1 May 2015, French nationals wishing to travel to Senegal do not need a visa.Vaccination against yellow fever at the border is no longer being sought, but it is recommended to do so if you go into bush.
The official language is French. Wolof is the second most spoken language, followed by the dialects of the different ethnic groups (sérère, poulaar, diola, soninke...).
The national currency of Senegal is the CFA franc (CFA). There are 10 ? 000, 5 ? 000, 2 ? 000, 1 ? 000 and parts of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 ? FCFA.
Senegal has charm all year round. By its situation in the Zone zone, the country is subjected to two distinct seasons.The dry season from November to June, during which it never rains. Daytime temperatures range between 22 ° C and 30 ° C, the night temperatures between 16 ° C and 20 ° C. Inside, during the dry season, the temperature may exceed 40 ° C, but it is the best time to visit natural regions and large parks. Specifically, April and May for animal reserves.
The rainy season, called wintering, from July to October, where daytime temperatures vary from 27 ° C to 38 ° C, the night of 22 ° C to 28 ° C. In Casamance, wintering lasts from April to September, because the climate is wetter and the region greener. It rains many, up to twelve days a month in August, but much more in Ziguinchor than in Saint-Louis and in the north of the country, where rainfall is very rare.
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