Visiting Wanderio, you agree to our use of cookies

    Plan your trip to Senegal

    Confronta voli, treni bus e taxi per Senegal e trova i migliori prezzi.

    Senegal /ˌsɛnɨˈɡɔːl, -ˈɡɑːl/, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World or Eurafrasia and owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds the Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, except for Gambia's short Atlantic coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 500 kilometers off the coast lie the Cape Verde Islands. During the 17th and 18th centuries, numerous trading posts belonging to various European colonial empires were established along the coast. After French colonization of the territory called French West Africa, the town of St. Louis became the capital; in 1902 it was succeeded by Dakar. When Senegal gained independence from France in 1960, it affirmed its capital as Dakar.The country is part of The Economic Community of West African States. Integrated with the main bodies of the international community, Senegal is also a member of the African Union and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. Since 2 April 2012, the country's president has been Macky Sall.

    Cities to visit in Senegal

    Discover the main cities in Senegal and find your next travel destination

    Places to see

    Find the best destinations, monuments and travel tips in Senegal.

    Trova il modo migliore per arrivare in Senegal

    Sei pronto a partire? Trova le migliori offerte per treni e voli diretti in Senegal

    Why choose Wanderio?

    Save time: book flights, trains, buses and taxi in just one search

    Best price guarantee: find cheap tickets and last minute deals

    Need for help? Our support team is always at your disposal

    Official languages

    Population13.5 Million

    Area196839.0 km2

    Calling code00221


    Time ZoneUTC

    Exchange rate






    Nearby countries