HOLIDAY IN SENEGAL > AFRICA
Regions in Senegal : Dakar,
Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, and Ziguinchor
Cities & Villages in Senegal : Bignona, Diourbel, Kaolack, Kédougou, Kolda, Linguere, Matam, Nayé,
Podor, Richard-Toll, Thies, Ziguinchor
Capital City of Senegal: Dakar
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Hotels in Senegal / Hostels
Hotels in Dakar, Kabrousse, La Somone and Ziguinchor.
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.
National Parks / Reserves
Basse Casamance National Park
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Îles des Madeleines
Langue de Barbarie National Park
Niokolo Koba National Park
Sanctuary for wildlife and big cats of Africa, in a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Located 650 km east of
Dakar in a well-watered area along the banks of the Gambia river. See UNESCO and Wikipedia
Guembeul Natural Reserve
Natural reserve located about 10 km south of Saint-Louis, Senegal, in the Gandiol region.
Saloum Delta National Park [ Parc National des Iles du Saloum ]
Situated within the delta of the Sine and Saloum rivers, 150 km southeast of Dakar, in a unique environment
where water and earth interpenetrate, rich life skills of its inhabitants, its mangrove vegetation, and a high concentration of marine and lake birds. See Delta du Saloum.
Samba Dia [ reserve ]
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.
Africa Volunteer Senegal - Community Tourism and Volunteer Work with Senevolu
Travel Guides Senegal / Related books
Senegal in Pictures
Thomas Streissguth (Author)
Library Binding: 80 pages; Publisher: Twentyfirst Century Books (Feb 2009); ISBN-10: 1575059517; ISBN-13: 978-1575059518.
Culture and Customs of Senegal
Eric Ross (Author)
Hardcover: 160 pages; Publisher: Greenwood Press (30 April 2008); ISBN-10: 0313340366; ISBN-13: 978-0313340369.
Transport /How do I travel to Senegal
Dakar Airport - Aéroport Léopold Sédar Senghor
Cap Skirring Airport
Book cheap flights to Senagal / Dakar at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online
Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights - Flights Senegal / Price comparison possible
Le réseau ferroviaire du Sénégal comprend deux lignes principales, ouvertes au trafic de marchandises et de voyageurs :
- Dakar - Thiès - Louga - Saint-Louis;
- Dakar - Thiès - Diourbel - Tambacounda - Bamako, avec un embranchement vers Kaolack. Cette ligne assure le trafic international avec le Mali.
Farafenni - Ferry
Main ferry crossing for the Trans-Gambian highway. Link between the two parts of Senegal separated by The Gambia.
Senegal Tourisme - Tourism in Senegal
République de Sénégal - official site of the 'gouvernement'
Dakar - Capital City of Senegal - Dakar Ville
Dakar Distrikt - The departments are: Dakar, Guédiawaye, Pikine, Rufisque.
Conseil Régional de Dakar
Diourbel - The departments are: Bambey, Diourbel, Mbacké.
Conseil Régional de Diourbel
Fatick - The departments are: Fatick, Foundiougne, Gossas.
Kaolack - The departments are: Kaffrine, Kaolack, Koungheul, Nioro du Rip.
Kolda - The departments are: Kolda, Sédhiou, Vélingara.
Louga - The departments are: Kébémer, Linguère, Louga.
Matam - The departments are: Kanel, Matam, Ranérou Ferlo.
Saint-Louis - The departments are: Dagana, Podor, Saint-Louis.
Conseil Régional de Saint-Louis
Tambacounda - The departments are: Bakel, Kédougou, Tambacounda.
Thies - The departments are: M'bour, Thiès, Tivaoune.
Conseil Régional de Thies
Ziguinchor - The departments are: Bignona, Oussouye, Ziguinchor.
Bignona - town located in the Ziguinchor Region of Senegal
Diourbel - town lying east of Thiès - capital of the Diourbel Region
Known for its mosque and local groundnut industry.
Fatick - Marie de Fatick
Kafoutine - fishing - south of the country
Kédougou - border town near Guinea
Matam - border with Mauretania
Nayé - border with Mali
Podor - border with Mauretania
Richard-Toll - Border Mauretania
Saint-Louis and surroundings - Atlantic Ocean - Ville de Saint-Louis du Senegal
Thiès - Marie de Thies - Community of Thies
Ziguinchor - border Guinea-Bissau
During three centuries, a large number of Africans where reduced to slavery and shipped, from the island of
Goree on direction to the american continent. The famous slave house, one of the most visited museum in Senegal, still conserves all the reality poignant of that period in world history.
In turn occupied by the Portugal, the Dutch, the French and the English that gave it to the French 1817, Goree
was a required stop over for the European ships in destination to America or Asia. With the abolition of
slavery in 1848, the decline of the island was certain, especially with the creation of Dakar in 1857 and Rufisque in 1859. From 1929, Goree was attached to the capital.
La Basse Casamance
La Petite Cote
Agence de Presse Sénégalaie
Radio & TV Senegal - Radiodiffusion Television Senegalaise
University Senegal - Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis
Wolof Language Online - Language Course Wolof
Wolof is spoken in Gambia, Mauretaniea and Senegal [ 80% der Senegalezen ]
Cuisine - Senegal Foods / Recipes
The cuisine of Senegal has been influenced by nations like France, Portugal, and those of North Africa, and
also by many ethnic groups.
Independence: 4 April 1960 from France
Complete independence was achieved upon dissolution of federation with Mali on 20 August 1960.
The Gambia and Senegal signed an agreement on 12 December 1981 that called for the creation of a loose confederation to be known as Senegambia, but the agreement was dissolved on 30 September 1989.
History of Senegal
Prehistory Senegal and Protohistory, Kingdoms and Empires in Senegal, The era of trading posts and
trafficking [ The Portuguese navigators, The Dutch West India Company, Against the backdrop of Anglo-French rivalry, A trading economy, The progressive weakening of the colony ],Modern Colonialism,
Historical museum of the IFAN, Goree
Located in the old fortress of Goree, it present the different stages in the countries history, paleolithic age to now.
Slaves House, Goree [ Rue Saint Germain ]
The history of an old slave station. The curator, Jo Ndiaye, will passion you. The visit will not leave you indifferent
Between the Mosque and the Termite: Caste and Islam Among Haalpulaaren, Senegal
Examining in historical perspective the relationship between social identity and membership of the dominant
Muslim religious community, this book begins with the Muslim uprising of the 1770s in Fuuta Toro and plots the
course of social relations between clerics and craftsmen and women over the next 200 years.
Paperback 336 pages (July 21, 2004); Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0748619909
Peoples of the Middle Niger: The Island of Gold (Peoples of Africa S.)
This book provides the first comprehensive history of the peoples of the Middle Niger written by an English
-speaking scholar. "The Island of Gold" was the medieval Muslim and later European name for a fabled source
of gold and other tropical riches. Although the floodplain of the Niger river lies far from the goldfields, the
mosaic of peoples along the Middle Niger created a wealth in grain, fish and livestock that supported some of
Africa's oldest cities, including Timbuktu. These ancient cities of the region that came to be known as Western
Sudan were founded without outside stimulation and their inhabitants long resisted the coercive, centralized
state that characterized the origins of earliest towns elsewhere. In this book, Roderick James McIntosh uses
the latest archeological and anthropological research to provide a bold overview of the distant origins of life
for the inhabitants of the Middle Niger, and an explanation for their social evolution. He shows, for instance,
the difficulties the peoples faced in adapting to an unpredictable climate, and how their particular social
organization determined the unusual nature of their responses to that change. Throughout the book oral
traditions are integrated into the story, providing vivid insights into the inhabitants' complex culture and belief systems.
Hardcover 384 pages (August 23, 1998); Publisher: Blackwell Publishers; Language: English; ISBN: 0631173617
Music, Art & Culture of Senegal, Events
Cora Connection - The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa
Culture of Senegal
Ministère de la Culture, du Genre et du Cadre de Vie
Visual Arts, Fashion, Drama, Dance, Music, Books and Reading, Historical Heritage, Traditions, Movies.
Cinema of Senegal
Senegal (Modern World Nations S.) - Janet Gritzner
... Excellent introductory texts.; These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of
each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture; Full-colour illustrations and full
-colour maps throughout Comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture.
Hardcover 200 pages (May 2005); Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers; Language: English; ISBN: 0791080234.
A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal
Allen F Roberts, Mary Nooter Roberts, Gassia Armenian, Ousmane Gueye
Drawing on the long history of Islamic arts in sub-Saharan Africa, "A Saint in the City" investigates in depth
the vibrant and sophisticated arts of urban Senegal. Underscoring the interconnectedness of art and life, it
insightfully penetrates the visual culture of the Mouride Way, a Sufi movement steeped in the mystical
teachings of Sheikh Amadou Bamba (1853-1927). It focuses in particular on the ways in which sacred
images "work" for people as powerful acts of devotion and prayer. The remarkable proliferation of arts in the
city of Dakar, from bold street murals to virtuosic calligraphy and intricate, colourful glass paintings, attests to
the transformative potency of images in Mouridism. This way of life, grounded in the dignity and sanctity of
work as conveyed by the teachings of Amadou Bamba, is observed by over four million Senegalese - half the
Muslim population in this small country - as well as by thousands more around the globe. "A Saint in the City"
brings together a range of artists - regardless of background, training, rootedness in the "traditional" medium,
or style - who share a belief in the Mouride Way. The book boldly transgresses the boundaries normally
enforced between the local and the global, fine art and popular art, the gallery and the street, the historical and the contemporary.
Paperback 284 pages (June 2003); Publisher: University of Washington Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0930741935
Senegal Behind Glass: Images of Religious and Daily Life (African Art) - Anne-Marie Bouttiaux Ndiaye
Hardcover 168 pages (August 15, 1994); Publisher: Prestel Publishing Ltd. Language: English; ISBN: 3791314246.
In Senghor's Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995
A unique examination of visual art in post-independence Senegal, In Senghor's Shadowexplores the complex
interplay of cultural nationalism, negotiations of postcolonial identity, and an emergent artistic modernism. As a
major philosopher and poet of Negritude, Leopold Sedar Senghor, postcolonial Senegal's first president,
envisioned an active and revolutionary role for modern artists, and he created a well-funded system for
nurturing the arts. Harney analyzes Senghor's Negritude philosophy; the canon of art - known as the Ecole de
Dakar - produced under his aegis; and the art created as his patronage system waned. By considering the
Ecole de Dakar on its own terms, Harney challenges dismissive characterizations of it as derivative of
European primitivism. Highlighting the distinctive cultural history that shaped Sengalese modernism, she
reveals its innovations, diversity, and dynamism. Harney surveys the work of a range of Senegalese artists,
including painters, muralists, sculptors, and performance-based groups - from those who worked at the
height of Senghor's patronage system to those who graduated from art school in the early 1990s. Based on
fieldwork in Dakar, she describes the particularities of artists' education, practices, and works. She assesses
modes of display and interpretation of Senegalese art in Dakar and abroad. Harney discusses art created in
the 1960s, during the heady early days of independence, as well as works produced in the less optimistic
climate of the 1970s and 1980s. She also considers more recent work by artists including Moustapha Dime,
Germaine Anta Gaye, and Kan-Si. Assessing the increasingly trans-national nature of Dakar's art world, she
reflects on the marketing of "international" art. Harney's study is an important look at the particular modernism that flourished in the long shadow of Leopold Senghor.
Paperback 376 pages (October 2004); Publisher: Duke University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0822333953
Jazz Festival Senegal - Festival de Jazz de Saint-Louis du Sénégal
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