25 Reasons You Should Visit Senegal
Seriously Just Go
#1. It is a BEAUTIFUL Sunny Country.
#2. For a start, Watch the Beautiful SUNRISE view.
View from African Renaissance Monument
#3. And Dakar SUNSET is amazingly wonderful.
#4. Beautiful Pink Lake only in Senegal.
#5. Which is Completely Absurd.
#6. Lake Retba Nature
#7. It is BEAUTIFUL Lake Indeed
Lake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink lake) lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30km (18 miles) north-east of the capital, Dakar
#8. What a Way of Practicing a dance!!!
#9. Perfect Amusement.
#10. Probably You have heard of Diene ‘Waaw Waaw’ Sagna
#11. Inspirational Island of Gorée
Gorée is known as the location of the House of Slaves (French: Maison des esclaves)
#12. Memorable Statue situated at the House of Slaves
#13. House Of Slaves
An estimated 20 million Africans passed through the Island between the mid-1500s and the mid-1800s. Human beings were chained and shackled. As many as 30 men would sit in an 8-square-foot cell with only a small slit of window facing outward. Once a day, they were fed and allowed to attend to their needs, but still the house was overrun with disease.
#14. Experience The Fair, Agony That Many Experienced Passing Through The “Door Of No Return”
Even more poignant and heart wrenching than the cells and the chains was the small “door of no return” through which every man, woman and child walked to the slave boat, catching a last glimpse of their homeland.
#15. 160 foot Monument : African Renaissance Monument
The African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine) is a 49m tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside of Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb.
#16. African Renaissance Monument
#17. Djoudj National Park
It provides a range of wetland habitats which prove very popular with migrating birds, many of which have just crossed the Sahara. Of almost 400 species of birds, the most visible are pelicans and flamingos.
#18. Niokolo-Koba National Park
The Niokolo-Koba National Park (fr. Parc National du Niokolo Koba PNNK) is a World Heritage Site and natural protected area in south eastern Senegal near the Guinea-Bissau border.
#19. Saloum Delta National Park
Fishing and shellfish gathering have sustained human life in the 5,000 km2 property, which is formed by the arms of three rivers. The site comprises brackish channels encompassing over 200 islands and islets, mangrove forest, an Atlantic marine environment, and dry forest.
#20. Dakar Grand Mosque
The Dakar Grand Mosque (also Grande Mosquée de Dakar) is one of the most important religious buildings in the capital of Senegal. It is situated on Allée Pape Gueye Fall.
#21. Iles Des Madeleines
The Iles de la Madeleine lie west of Dakar in Senegal. The islands are uninhabited. The main island is Sarpan, known for its Stone Age tool finds. The islands are also known for their birds, fish and plant life.The cliffs are steep, and had been carved by the sea over millions of years.
#22. Nianing Beaches
#23. Senegalese Foods.
Because Senegal borders the Atlantic Ocean, fish is very important. Chicken, lamb, peas, eggs, and beef are also used in Senegalese cooking, but not pork, due to the nation’s largely Muslim population. Peanuts, the primary crop of Senegal, as well as couscous, white rice, sweet potatoes, lentils, black-eyed peas and various vegetables, are also incorporated into many recipes. Meats and vegetables are typically stewed or marinated in herbs and spices, and then poured over rice or couscous, or eaten with bread [Source:Wikipedia].
#24. Senegalese Clothes.
#25. Senegalese Wrestlers.
Senegalese wrestling (Njom in Serer, Lutte sénégalaise in French, Laamb in Wolof, Siɲɛta in Bambara) is a type of folk wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal and parts of The Gambia, and is part of a larger West African form of traditional wrestling (fr. Lutte Traditionnelle) [Source:Wikipedia].