Safe travel in Senegal
Welcome to Ngor Island Surf camp, a haven for all levels of surfer. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, it takes just an extra 90 minutes of flying beyond Morocco to get here from Europe. We can provide everything you need for your stay--airport transfers, good food, expert surf tuition and equipment hire--in an easy living, non-violent and tolerant country where you can wear what you like and enjoy a cold beer.
Senegal is one of West Africa's most popular destinations. The capital Dakar is a vibrant, lively city with colorful markets and good nightclubs. Senegal is culturally rich, famous for its excellent musicians and story tellers.
Area: Senegal covers an area of 196,190 sq
Population: Just under 13 million people live in Senegal.
Language: French (official), Wolof
Religion: Muslim 94%, indigenous beliefs 1%, Christian 5% (mostly Roman Catholic)
Climate: Senegal has a tropical climate and is generally hot and humid. There's a rainy season (July to October) with strong southeast winds. The dry season (November to June) is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.
Currency: CFA Franc and you can change Euro everywhere to a fix rate – ATM cash machines available all over the country
Visa: From the 1. of May 2015 it will no longer be necessary to obtain a visa for traveling to Senegal. You will just get a stamp in your passport upon arrival.
Malaria prophylaxis recommended, if you travel inland or in the south of Senegal.
Yellow fever vaccine recommended, but not obligatory.