Oozing with colours and energy, Senegal is a country located at the north-western border of the African continent. The country nuzzles one of the most charming natural wonders of the world, Lake Retba; a stunning lake filled with pink waters. Music and art flows through the veins of the natives and thus gift a vibrant environment to its cities and villages. The nation features beauteous white beaches, pristine islands, thrilling wildlife reserves, bustling and joyous cities and rustic hamlets.
The arrows and other raw hunting weapons found by the archaeologists trace back the existence of life here to the Neolithic era. In 16th century, the island of Gore’e was chosen by the Dutch as their slave port. In the 17th century Britain and France, both tried to take control over Senegal, finally France usurped control over the territory. It was only in 1960 that Senegal gained independence from France.
Islam dominates the region with 92 percent of its population being Muslims. The remaining inhabitants follow their ancient indigenous faiths. The nation experiences a pleasant tropical climate with temperature varying between 26 and 30 degree celsius throughout the year. Although, French is the official language here Fula, Mandinka and Wolof Malinke are the native languages that are widely spoken here.
The beaches of Yoff and N’Gor alongwith the glitzy nightlife of Ile de Goree are a massive tourist attraction. The enigmatic capital city of Saint Louis, a World heritage Site, is a must-visit while in the country. The wide deltas of the Casamance river also sees several tourists flocking to it every year.
Oozing with colours and energy, Senegal is a country located at the north-western border of the African continent. The country nuzzles one of the most charming natural w...