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Flights to Senegal
Senegal, officially known as the Republic of Senegal, is located in West Africa and shares a land border with Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania. It also shares a maritime border with the Senegal River to which the country was named after. Senegal is not the usual tourist destination for many but it should not be overlooked, as it is an interesting country.
When flying to Senegal, stop first at its capital, Dakar. It is a bustling and energetic city with curious museums, lively markets, active nightlife as well as beautiful beaches. Dakar’s IFAN Museum is a good museum to start your visit, displaying cultural and artistic artefacts from the surrounding West African region. For markets, visit the traditional Marche de Tilene that is less touristy compared to the other markets in town. And when it’s time to rest your feet, head over to one of the best beaches on the lle de Madeleine, an island off Dakar’s coast.
Ile de Goree or Goree Island is an excellent second stop along your holiday in Dakar. It is a small island off of Dakar’s coast and one of biggest tourist attractions in the country. Ile de Goree was historically a major slave-trading centre for the region. Many fly to Senegal to visit the Maison des Esclaves or the House of Slaves to pay respects and reflect on the terrors of the slave trade.
The Retba Lake, or popularly known as the Pink Lake, is also a must see place to visit in Senegal. The lake, located north of Dakar, is famous for its stunning pink colour than sometimes turns to a gorgeous shade of purple in the sunlight. Besides its beautiful landscape, the salt harvesting that happens along the lake is also an interesting and unique experience to have.
Senegal enjoys a tropical climate so the weather is often between warm and hot. Before booking your flight to Senegal, it is good to know the perfect time to visit the country. It has been said that the best time to visit Senegal is between the months of November and March when temperatures cool down and there is less rainfall. The risk this time of the year is the swirling dust clouds and sand storms. Bird watchers would particularly enjoy this season, as it is the time for migratory birds to arrive in Senegal. For those flying into Senegal specifically for a beach holiday, the month between February and April is also a good time to visit. The waters in Senegal’s coast are clearer and perfect for marine activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming.
The country has two main airports to choose from when arranging your flights to Senegal. Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) is located in Dakar and operates flights from airlines including Air France, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Senegal Airlines, Turkish Airlines and more. Meanwhile, the Ziguinchor Airport (ZIG) is located in Ziguinchor and only operates flights from Senegal Airlines. It is best to book a flight that flies into Dakar airport.
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