Sénégal at a glance

Easy access
Non stop flights from Europe take between 4 hours and 6 hours (Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyons …
But also from Istanbul, Dubai, Casablanca, Algiers, Addis, Nairobi, Johannesburg, New York and Washington…

Time difference with Europe is small
Dakar is 1 hour less than Paris during winter and 2 hours less in summer.
- One of the most sunniest countries in the world.
- Complete change of scenery and true hospitality
- 700 km of wild beaches

Wide range of accommodation :
Business international hotels in Dakar, all in beach resorts around Saly, Eco lodges in the bush, Boutique hotels...

Great diversity of options :
Ecotourism, beaches, culture, bush, fishing, bird watching, safaris...
Senegal is the easy gate to Africa !

Rich craft tradition :
Wooden sculptures, leather, paintings, jewels, african fabrics...
Tasty cuisine based on fish, seafood, tropical fruit and vegetable.

DAKAR   40km / 1h 270km / 4h 180km / 2h30 80km / 1h30 190km / 2h30
LAC ROSE 41km / 1h   250km / 4h 180km / 2h30 70km / 1h15 180km / 2h30
SAINT LOUIS 270km / 4h 250km / 4h   130km / 2h 270km / 4h 300km / 4h30
DESERT DE LOMPOUL 180km / 2h30 180km / 2h30 130km / 2h   180km / 2h30 280km / 4h
SALY 80km / 1h30 70km / 1h15 270km / 4h 180km / 2h30   280km / 4h
KAOLACK 190km / 2h30 180km / 2h30 280km / 4h 280km / 4h 280km / 4h

carte NFS
Cultural calendar
Consulter l’agenda Au Sénégal.
Sortir A Dakar.
Quelques centres d’intérêt A Saint-Louis.
Voici les Jours fériés au Sénégal

Weather :
November to june :Dry and sunny , average temperature 24 °C / 75°F
July to october : Humid and hot , average temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Rainfall mainly around august september

Sea water temperature: :
January to may : between 20°C (68°F) and 24°C (75°F)
June to December: between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (68°F)
See weather forecasting here
220 Volts
Frequent power cuts
Most hotels and restaurants are equipped of generators.

National holidays

French is the official language.
English is spoken in main hotels and touristic places.
Wolof is the national language most practiced.
Other dialects also used by ethnic groups such as Serere, Diola, Peulh, Mandingue…

Franc CFA (XOF) is the national currency also used in many west African counties
100 Francs CFA = 0,15 €
1 € = 655.957 Francs CFA
Euros are easily accepted in local shops or restaurants. Cash dispensers in the main cities Dakar , St Louis , Saly , Kaolack et Tambacounda

90 % of the population is muslim
5 % of the population is catholic
5% of the population is animist.

Telephone and internet
Sénégal code : 221
Two local operators (Orange and Tigo) offer a cellular phone service.
Cybercafes are very present and rates for connexion go from 0.8 € up to 1.5 € per hour.


Visa or not visa ?

Since 01st May 2015, citizens from following areas just need a simple passport (6 months validity) and a return flight ticket to come to Senegal !

- European Union

- USA, Canada, Brazil

- Japan, South Korea, China & India

- CEDEAO African countries

For other countries, a free visa is delivered by Senegalese Consulates and sometimes at airport

More info : Formalities are subject to change at any time



Yellow fever vaccination is recommended but nor obligatory.
Malaria prevention is recommended specially during humid season.

Contact Us

Route des Almadies
Lot n°1 Mamelles Aviation, BP 145 Dakar
+ 221 33 859 44 47
Monday till Friday from 8.30am to 6.00pm / Saturday from 9.00am to 12.30pm

Airport Office
+ 221 33 869 53 77

Saly Office (in front of french school)
+ 221 33 957 16 06


About Us

Nouvelles Frontières Sénégal  is a leading ground handling tour operator in Senegal and West Africa. The company also offers outgoing services for the local market

Based in Dakar since 1984, Nouvelles Frontieres Senegal is a subsidiary of TUI France (Nouvelles Frontières, Marmara, Passion des Iles, Look Voyages and Corsair International)

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