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Today is Independence Day in the west African nation of Senegal. To mark the occasion, here are five reasons to visit once you can…
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Senegal occupies a big space in the traveler’s imagination with its colorful maritime culture, dusty red earth, and modernist urban architecture in a seamless jumble of urban topography. Almost everyone who has visited, whether as a tourist or for business, comes home with words of wonder about the place. The people! The attitude! The chaos! The West African nation that is as mesmerizing as it is accessible for foreigners. There’s plenty of soul and with a dash of quirk to be found—whether in the legendary taxis of Dakar, the jazz bars of St. Louis, or the remote nature preserves of Fathala.
When most people think of West Africa, Ghana or Nigeria come to mind. But Dakar, the capital of Senegal and the rest of the country have been the thriving pulse of Francophone West Africa long before Accra was a tourist hotspot.