At the frist moment, you can think that Ziguinchor don't have many special things to be visited, but if you spend some days inside, you can easily know the real way of live of their citzens, and at the same time you can obtain all the things you need for a tranquile and comfortable holidays.
You can see how the fishermans build and boat in a collective effort their fisherships.
And can help them too, they are very gentile person.
A small restaurant run by a french lady, Plat du Jour (daily special) 800 CFA, maincourses 2000 CFA
Favorite Dish: Riz Poisson
A nice place to dance with senegalesse music and meet some people (boys or girls), senegalesse and european people visit this club. It's open all the days of the week and all the days are a good day for go.
Dress Code: You can't go inside with shoes ..... No! Its a joke :)
You can find some seilors in the streets, but for finding the most beautifull and real animist collars, you must go to the Diola Market, near the artesanal center. There you can buy the collars or the magical stones and do it yourselve.
You can too go to the marabu, to do the traditional ritual and make some magial powers of protection to your stones and collars.
You can buy some by internet
What to buy: You can buy some magical collars and stones from Casamance, and Gambia too. In the rainning season is more difficult to find it.
You can buy to some artist arround the city or in the centre artesanal market. Where the artist sell their art.
You can buy some of them by internet , but then, it's more expensive.
What to buy: a lot of crafs, including wooden carvings and fabrics. Very beautiful are the women figures doing the typical jobs, and the fetiches.
Its not a good idea to taking pictures at night. You suddenly can be involved in inesperated and confussed trouble.
At day, ask ever if you can take the picture.
Of curse, dont take pictures to a militars.
The taxis in Ziganchor have a fixed price, one price for the day and other at night.
Being an european turist, it'is not a reaosn enought for paying more for taxis or another things than the rest of the people.
Unique Suggestions: If you have more money, buy more things, try that it were local gods and not ever buy to the same sailors.
Fun Alternatives: If you want to give some money for free, give it to a invalids, or old homeless. Don't give it to a taxists or people that have, more or less, a rentable bisenss yet.. Not all the people in Africa is poor or need the same help.
then its more humid, more mosquitos, and more malaria too. If you go to a places without electricity(villages), you can have a hard hot nights.
Unique Suggestions: take malaria medicins and antimosquitos.
Fun Alternatives: Its better to go from setember to june. If you go just at the end of setember, you can see the green Casamance too.