Part desert, part tropical forest, and most desired for its white-sand beaches, Senegal is all about swimming and sunbathing and watching flamingos. If the novelty of the beach should wear off, there are inland nature preserves for spotting giraffes and rhinos, or you can visit quaint fishing villages where fishermen offer rides on their wooden pirogues. People-watching is not bad, either. The Portuguese, British, French, and Dutch all fought for this area, with the French finally prevailing. Cities supply vibrant markets and spirited nightlife.
- Get inspired Senegal hosts active arts communities, including Dakar’s Village des Arts, where painters, photographers, and sculptors display their work in a garden setting.
- Join the crowd The capital city of Dakar has lively markets and fun nightlife, providing an opportunity to mingle with locals.
- Look up Birding rewards viewers with hundreds of species, including bright pink flamingoes.
- Laze the day away Grab a chair, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel and hit the beach. The stunning coast here washes away stress.