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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.

  Club Med

  Africa Volunteer Senegal   -   Community Tourism and Volunteer Work with Senevolu

Senegal in Pictures - ISBN 1575059517Travel 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
  Saint-Louis 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

  Senegal Railways
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

  Goree Island
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
  Baobab Forests
  Dakar Rally
  Ndange ?
  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.

  Senegalese recipes 

History Senegal

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, Independence.

  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 
R.M. Dilley
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.) 
Roderick McIntosh
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 
Elizabeth Harney
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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