Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Senegal, located in the intertropical zone, is subject to two distinct seasons.
The dry season from November to June, during which it never rains. The temperatures are quite pleasant for Senegal, sometimes even a little cool at night and in the early morning
The rainy season, called wintering, from July to October, when temperatures are very hot. In Casamance, wintering lasts from April to September, because the climate is wetter and the region greener
The currency is the West African franc (FCFA). For a Westerner, a trip to Senegal will not be very expensive (except for the flight, of course). Accommodation, even in a luxury establishment, will be reasonable. Bring cash, credit cards are almost not allowed there. Finally, as a good African country that respects itself, many things are negotiated and traded in Senegal. Starting with taxi travel.... This habit is a little confusing at first
Since 1 May 2015, European Union nationals wishing to travel to Senegal do not need a visa. The same is true for Americans (from the United States), Canadians, the Swiss, in particular. However, you will need a valid passport. For a stay of more than three months in Senegal, you will need to obtain a residence permit. Vaccination against yellow fever is no longer required at the border, but it is recommended if you are going to the bush. For animals, a rabies vaccination certificate and a certificate of good health are required.
Without being alarmist, we must be vigilant in Senegal. Treatment against malaria, yellow fever and hepatitis A vaccination should be planned if possible, even if no vaccination is required to enter Senegal. Also think about your DT Polio reminders if you are not up to date. Another big concern is water. This one is not drinkable, so remember to purify it with tablets. Or buy mineral water bottles. Remember to stock up on useful medicines before you leave: anti-diarrheal (with and without fever) and anti-vomitive for motion sickness for example. While the food is excellent in terms of taste, it is not necessarily prepared under hygienic conditions. The hygiene associated with the change of diet regularly leads the tourist. Finally, protect yourself against the Senegalese sun, which can be very strong