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General Information

The national language of Senegal is List: Balanta, Hassaniya Arabic, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon, Pulaar, Serer, Soninke.

The official language of Senegal is French.

The national currency of Senegal is West African franc (CFA).

1 CFA equals  .
equals  CFA.

Location

Senegal

The distance from to Senegal is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Senegal. Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 17 to call the police in Senegal.

LGBT

Senegal has a score of -8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Senegal ranks #159 worldwide.

Same-sex sexual relations are criminalized in Senegal. LGBTI individuals routinely face discrimination. Under Article 319 of the Senegalese criminal code, "unnatural acts" are punishable by imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of fCFA 1,000,000 (USD $2,000). While there have been none recently, several high-profile cases of arrest under these laws have occurred in the past.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Senegal should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Senegal:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Senegal to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Senegal differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Senegal, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type D
  • Type E
  • Type K
Weather

The temperature difference between Senegal and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 72–103°F  /  22–39°C 28% 2%
Sat November 09 74–104°F  /  23–40°C 20% 1%
Sun November 10 75–104°F  /  24–40°C 19% 0%
Mon November 11 72–103°F  /  22–39°C 21% 5%
Tue November 12 72–102°F  /  22–39°C 20% 3%
Wed November 13 72–101°F  /  22–39°C 17% 0%
Thu November 14 74–101°F  /  23–38°C 26% 4%
Fri November 15 72–99°F  /  22–37°C 24% 3%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:57 am and sets at 06:29 pm. This equates to 11.5 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Senegal, it is in . When the sun sets in Senegal, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Senegal is 1.00 CFA. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.00 CFA. Every hour of waiting time costs 3.00 CFA.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Senegal.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 668.00 CFA in Senegal.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 3.00 CFA.

The legal drinking age in Senegal is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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