Senegal Transportation

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Senegal Transportation

  • minibusses

    they are brightly colored, making up for the sometimes aged engine and traces of past crashes, cheap and help you to get around - Senegalese minibusses.

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  • Ferry to Senegal

    To get to Senegal we took the ferry - Very interesting. It was amazing seeing all the different items being carried on board.

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  • Modes of Transport/Bus Stations

    Transport is not expensive, just slow because of all the potholes in the roads and sometimes animals in the way.There are the buses and the 7 seater taxis which go from town to town dont worry about finding them someone will come to show you the way for a small tip. Then you wait till the vehicle fills and you are on your way at the bus stations...

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  • Easy to get around...

    Flying into Dakar is easy from anywhere, as it is probably the most important transport hub in west Africa. The train station also sees a lot of trains pass through it, particularly from neighbouring countries.Your best option is probably the local taxis (minibuses) which will take you more or less where you want to go. Though more locally, they do...

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  • Tambacounda, horse carts

    At the main roads and in the centre of Tambacounda we saw a lot of horse carts, like we did see in the neighbouring countries during our transsahara trip, like Mali and Mauritania. The horse carts in Tambacounda were colourfully painted and some had mottos written on it. We saw, that the horse carts were used for transport of all kind of materials,...

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  • Niokolo Koba Park, gamedrive by own 4 WD

    When you visit the Niokolo Koba Park with your own vehicle and you have a 4WD, you can make easily the gamedrives with your own car. So we did. Only the track between the park entrance and Hotel de Simenti is suitable for a normal car.We did the gamedrives with our own 4WDS, accompanied by a guide of the park. It was allowed that some of us climbed...

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  • Travelling to Casamance, take a plane to...

    It's easy to visit the northern part of the Casamance by taking a plane to the Gambia. There are many direct and cheap charterflights to Banjul in the Gambia, coming from Europe. The Yundum airport is 30 KM south of Banjul. From Yundum airport you can take a bushtaxi to the Gambian- Senegalese border further south. If you will stay in one of the...

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  • Boat Dakar-Goree Island

    This is the boat that takes you from the port of Dakar to the UNESCO Island of Goree. The ticket costed in 2004 5,000.00 XOF (CFA)Communauté Financière Africaine Francs=7.62245Euro .There are boats living every 30 minutes to a 20minutes journey to the Island.

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  • Train Dakar-Bamako (Senegal-Mali)

    There is a very well known and legendary train in West Africa, it is called the Dakar-Bamako train or the Eastern Ocean-Niger service via Thies, Diourbel, Tambacounda and Kidira until it reaches the capital of Mali, Bamako.Trains from Bamako leave 10am Wed and Sat. The journey can take 36hours up to 70h... Fares to Dakar from Bamako are about...

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  • Transport in Niokolo Koba

    Inside the National Park you can pay for excursions on this big truck that will take you al the parts of the park. Many areas inside Niokolo Koba are impossible to cross without 4WD car or big truck like this that will carry you on the back part.

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  • Hitching to Mali

    This is the border crossing of Senegal to Mali in Kidira. On the city you have dozens of cargo trucks getting their douane ready to pass mali and maybe go all the way to Niger and Burkina Faso. I bet these drivers will be more than glad to give you a ride on their truck for free, but they will even like it better if you offer some money up front....

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  • Donkeys

    You'll see many of these. People using donkeys has a primary way f trasnportation inside towns and villages. Kids often work and carry goods across towns. If you're willing to get a ride, kids will for sure be very happy to do so.

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  • Pont Faidherre Saint Louis

    This is the bridge that conectes the Island of Saint Louis ith the continent passing the Senegal river.The bridge is about 230m and its the most easiest way of getting to centre old St. Louis. This bridge conects the Avenue Balley to the Place de Lille right in front of the tourism office of St. Louis.

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  • Bush taxis and buses in Senegal

    Most public trasnport in Senegal is by bush taxi or taxi brousse in french. You have different veicules making themselves as buses or little buses. They are: Peugeot 504, a van with 7 seats; normal cars usually white like old mercedes minibus or Saviem; a camion (truck like the one on the picture) that carry dozens of people on the back cargo part....

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  • Boat Mauritania-Senegal Rosso to Rosso

    You have to take a boat from Mauriania to Senegal. This is a very thriling trip has you are actually passing your way from the Arab/Moor influenced countries to the real "Black Africa" This is the first black people country on west africa coming from north: morocco, western sahara and mauritania. The boat takes 10 minutes to pass.The boat cost...

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  • Horses in Senegal

    This is the most used working power in the country. Many horses exist in Senegal as they have a typical horse from here which is called the Fouta Horse. This picture was taken in Saint Louis and horse help to carry the fish out of the small fishing boats parked on the river bank.

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  • Boats and rivers

    In the north part of the country you have the big Senegal river which will have to be passed thru if you want to get to little villages and towns on the other side. You pay around 500CFA or 1000CFA to pass yourself or a car on these boats. The majority of these boats are human force powered and you should participate on the ritual, BE CAREFUL with...

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  • Transport commune (BUS)

    Inside cities you have an excelent bus system. You can go everywhere inside towns and cities with this kind of buses you can see on the picture. This should be an easy way for shorter journeys and youl have a great opportunity to see local people interacting.For bigger trips you should choose bush taxi or taxi brousse.You pay nothing for this...

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  • ROAD CONDITIONS

    Yes, 4WD cars are the best to drive in Senegal. West African roads are not in good shape. Roads in Senegal are BAD on the way from the Border Rosso north, to Saint Louis, you have +-100km of roadds full of craters. The road heading North aside the Senegal River all the way to Ouro Sogui and Matam is in really bad shape, better to go off the road...

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  • Border Senegal-Gambia

    This is the borde with Gambia south in Casamance after Velingara town. Here things run pretty smooth and people are wuite relaxed about tourist due to the few nummber of them actually passing countries here. If you come with car you will need carnet de passage en douane, unless you can make the head police understand the document is only for cars...

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  • Senegalese law on old cars!!!

    IF YOU COME WITH A VEICULE OLDER THAN 4 YEARS YOU WILL NOT PASS INTO SENEGAL! you need carnet de passage...The Carnet de Passages en Douane is an internationally recognised customs document that, if accepted in a country, entitles the holder to temporarily import a vehicle without the need to pay the appropriate customs duties and taxes. A Carnet...

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  • Border Senegal-Mali

    This is a choice you have, passing by foot your actually getting yourself inside the long hours train from Dakar. The train will also pass here, the border city of Kidira. You can get out in this city Kidira and walk to the Senegalese officers get a stamp and head the bridge that separates both countries. The first city on the Mali side is Diboli...

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  • Border Mauritania-Senegal

    This is well known to be the worst place to enter Senegal. From all border passages, the border here in Rosso is quite messy and full of currupt police officers in both sides, Mauritania and Senegal. Coming from Mauritanian Rosso, you have to make all your documents signed from the head cheef police, and remember not to give your passport to the...

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  • Interactive Senegal map

    By clicking this link you'll find a brand new and usefull interactive Senegal map, which you can enlarge thanks to www.sénégalaisement.comThis site provides you with loads of touristic and all kinds of other information about Sénégalhttp://www.senegalaisement.com/NOREF/carte_interactive.html

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  • Driving through the Senegal

    Car, bus, bicycle - but the roads are definitely not Western standard!Please don't underestimate distances. Here are some examples:Distances (starting from Dakar) : Bamako : 1250 Km (that's where we went!)Banjul : 310 Km Kaolack : 200 Km Kayes : 750 Km Kédougou : 720 Km Nouackchott : 610 Km Saint-Louis : 265 Km Tambacounda : 470 Km

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  • Transport????

    When you’re traveling in Senegal and you’ll use the public transport, you’ll have to be very patient. You’ll also need a bit of luck to arrive at your destination in time, without any car problems or accidents.The buses, taxis and tro-tros are like the streets old and unreliable.Have fun and good luck.

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  • Hire a taxi or take the local bus

    The best way is to hire a taxi or make a deal with a local to drive you around. They know their region and drive you where you want to be. Don't be afraid of the poor condition of the cars. If you choose the local busses, take your time. They stop anywhere, whenever someone lifts his hand. It's great fun and at least you'll travel amongst the...

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  • Senegal airports

    AIR SENEGAL INTERNATIONAL45, av. Albert SarrautBP 8010 DakarTel : (221) 842 41 00 / (221) 823 49 70Email : contact@airsenegalinternational.snInternet : www.airsenegalinternational.com AEROPORT INTERNATIONAL LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR DAKARPhone. : 869 50 00 - http://www.aeroportdedakar.fr.st/ AEROPORT DE ST LOUISPhone. : 961 10 63AEROPORT DE...

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  • I think the only way to get...

    I think the only way to get nearly everywhere is to go by collecting-taxi. But it needs a lot of time for a few kilometers and you dont belive how much people can get in such a taxi. Some of the drivers are starting the motors and tell you that they leave now, but mostly it´s just a trick to get you into the car. Usually you´ll wait about one to...

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  • The best way to get around are...

    The best way to get around are those minibuses for short distance. They stop wherever you want and are truly cheap. For longer distances you should take one of the overland taxis. It's not fun to go in them, but it's a fast way and it is better than taking a bus.

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  • By airplane of course. It is...

    By airplane of course. It is possible from Europe to ferry you car to Morroco and then drive all the way to Senegal. But the disputed territories south of Morroco are a hassle to cross. Not for beginners.I took a 15 hour bush taxi ride from Dakar to Ziguinchor. It meant crossing 3 immigration and police controls. And back in Casamance, a number of...

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Senegal Hotels

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  • Domaine de Nianing

    BP 1810, Dakar, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Tama Lodge

    Avenue de la mer, Plage des cocotiers - BP 1524, Mbour, BP 1524, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Terrou-Bi

    Boulevard Martin Luther King, Dakar, 1179, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Warang Hotel

    Route de Nianing, Mbour, 334, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar

    Avenue de la Corniche Ouest, Dakar, 16868, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Royal Lodge

    Palmarin Village, MBOUR, 927, SN

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Novotel Dakar

    Our crew hotel was the novotel down town Dakkar. It was nice and clean the rooms were nice aswell. I...

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  • Les Flamboyants

    Quartier Saly Portudal, BP : 1231, Mbour, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Lagon II

    Space 1999 decor in a tropical haven located in the centre of a city

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