Senegal Warnings and Dangers

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Senegal Warnings and Dangers

  • Regarding Malaria

    I totally agree with a previous post about the importance of taking anti-malarials when in Senegal. It's a good idea to talk to your nurse or doctor well prior to going about the best suited anti-malarial medication. I couldn't take certain tablets, and it's worth pointing out that different malarial medications work or don't work in different...

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  • MALARIA KILLS

    PLEASE PREPARE! Malaria can sometimes be fatal and at best may make you regret that you survived. Most MalarIa medicines must be taken weeks BEFORE you come here. There are 4 different species of Malaria and humans can get them all from the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Illness and death from malaria are largely preventable - if...

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  • The Harmattan

    During the dry season (November through May), the Sahel region of northern Senegal becomes very dry and is subject to strong winds, which are called the harmattan. The harmattan causes dust storms which can severely affect those with breathing problems. In addition, the fine sand blown up by the winds finds its way into the eyes, nose, mouth,...

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  • Nile Crocodiles

    Nile crocodiles are one of three species of crocodiles found in Africa. Their range is throughout tropical Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and they can be found in rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps, and irrigation ditches.The Nile crocodile is the second-largest species of crocodile in the world, after the Australian salt water crocodile. They...

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  • Bilharzia

    Bilharzia, also called schistosomiasis, is a common disease in Africa, including Senegal. It is caused by parasitic worms called schistosomes which infect bodies of fresh water throughout the tropics. About 200,000,000 to 300,000,000 people worldwide are infected with bilharzia.The schistosomes grow and develop inside fresh-water snails. Once they...

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  • Local carftsmen trick tourist into bad...

    africa has a great deal of local african arts, mainly wood carveings. ebeony is the artasin's choice, but poor carftman have tircked tourist into carved items finished in shoe polish instead of stain! also to an unexperinsed buyier just because it hads a dark stain color dosen't mean it's ebeony! here are some tips for buying ebeony carveings: lick...

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  • Casamance region

    The political situation in the Casamance region could be sometimes unstable.In Goudomp the local people advised me not to go further, separatist where in fighting with the national army and police.I returned to Velingara and crossed the border, into the Gambia.

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  • The Police

    They will neither help nor hinder you. At every road block they extort bribes from motorists, they are always the big man in small towns.If you talk to adults they will usually tell you In hushed tones how bitter they feel about the corruption. Children on the other hand seem to spend hours hanging round the police post, they know exactly what they...

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  • Waiting for your turn for internet

    Everywhere in West Africa you can find internetcafes. The amount of cybercafes is growing very fast. On our way from Gambia to Mali we visited an internetcafe in Tambacounda.But be aware, you are not always able to make connection, because the facilities are not always reliable. First there can be no electricity or even worse .... the electricity...

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  • Locusts at the Senegalese-Malinese...

    I never saw locusts in my life before, so I had no clear imagination how they should look like. I was very surprised, when I saw them at the first time in reality. It was at the Senegalese-Malinese border.The locuts had a bright red-orange colour and their size was about 8 CM. The most locusts we saw were flying in the air, looking like shrimps...

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  • Red clouds of locusts

    In 2004 when we visited West Africa, there was the worst invasion of locusts in more than a decade. The locusts, which can eat their own weight n food each day, invaded many of the countries we intended to visit during out transahara trip.The FAO warned that up to 50 percent of the cereal production might be lost after swarms of locusts devoured...

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  • Niokolo Koba Park, flooded huts

    In the Niokolo Koba Park there is a nice spot to stay near the Gambia river, called ''Camp de Lion''. We should spend the night there during our stay in the park. I red about it in the travelguide and saw lovely pictures of the place at internet, including VT.When our guide showed us the place, we were very surprised. It looked like the place was...

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  • Monkey attacks in Niokolo Koba

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • AIDS

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Weird brigdes in Niokolo Koba,...

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Children turning violent asking for...

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Crocodiles in Niokolo Koba

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Strong waves in St. Louis beaches

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Animals crossing the road constantly

    On my Warning Or Danger Tips, I think there is no need to describe. I think a title is all you need to understand the rest.

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  • Don't get sick.

    When you’re seriously sick and you need medical treatments, you’ll better arrange your flight home.The hospitals and medical care aren’t the same as in Belgium.Safety above everything.

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  • If you like to sleep long, this is...

    Senegal is a Muslim country and they start to pray at five in the morning.So when you have to choose your hotel or sleeping facilities, beware where it's situated.If it's located next to a mosque with a minaret, you'll definitely rise in time.But when you don't mind, you should also bring a visit.

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  • Malaria in Sine-Saloum area

    The Sine-Saloum estuary is a wonderful breeding ground for mosquitos. Malaria is rampant here, and locals complain about "fatigue" - perhaps related to bouts of malaria? Take your malaria pills!If you return home and feel unwell about a week afterwards, go to the doctor's.

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  • Boil it, peal it or leave it.........

    As in all African countries I always go by the saying: Boil it, peal it or leave it......... - this is the best way to get through without severe stomach problems.When drinking, be sure to only buy bottled water and make sure, that the lid is sealed!! Or buy a Coke - for me the ideal vacation beverage!

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  • Take the time....

    Keep in mind that Senegal (african) way of life is not european or american way of life. Try to adapt yourself to their customs. I love the african proverb : we have the time, you have the watch.... It explains a lot of the difference between ours and their way of live and I'm convinced they are probably right.....

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  • Airport hustlers and Scams

    When you wait for your bags at the airport, you may have volunteers who appear to help you. They'll get your bags off the belt before you do and lead you to a cab. They're trying to get your cab fare before the gang of others at the door do. And its a gang of jostling people aggresively trying to get your cab fare. Its not malicious, they're just...

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  • Pickpockets in Dakar

    Beware of pickpockets in Dakar, particularly on Ave Pompidou and down near the port and railway station. Don´t carry any small notes or loose change in unbuttoned pockets unless you´re prepared to lose it (as I did!)

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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 Oceanic

    9, rue de Thann, Dakar, Senegal

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

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