Africa’s west coast has culture, charm: Bustling cities to sleepy villages are there to be enjoyed in Senegal; Nicole Evatt; AP

Senegal – Island of Gorée

From dizzying Dakar to vibrant Saint-Louis, Senegal pulsates with rich culture, history and charm.

If you want to experience it all — from bustling cities to sleepy, seaside villages — hop in a rental car, charge up your favourite navigation device or app, brush up on your conversational French and start your road trip across Africa’s colourful western coast.


Senegal’s largest city, on the tip of the Cap-Vert peninsula, is an ideal starting place for your journey. Spend the afternoons filling your suitcases with trinkets and T-shirts from the many frenetic street markets. For a more serene shopping experience, head to La Galerie Antenna. This African art mecca boasts an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, masks and jewelry from across the continent.

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