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Why You Need to Book a Safari in Senegal

The Republic of Senegal is a West African country that has a French colonial past. Visitors who come here are rewarded with amazing sights like glorious mosques and wildlife preserves that protect rare animals like elephants, giant elands, lions, chimpanzees, and much more. If a lengthy African safari packed with expansive wildlife preserves is on your bucket list, then Senegal has what it takes to make your dreams come true.

How to reach Senegal

Senegal is best reached by an international flight. Expect your travels in either direction to take over a day by figuring in customs, the occasional long layover, and connecting flights. For the most comfortable travel, keep your carry-on luggage nearby with all your essential toiletries and entertainment. You should also consider flying first class for longer flights.

What you can expect during a Safari in Senegal

Senegal is best enjoyed while on a guided safari, especially since French is the national language and English isn’t widely spoken. Your tour guides will also educate you about the culture of the area and guide you around the country.

  • The Ferlo Nord Wildlife Reserve- The great thing about Senegal is that there are multiple epic reserves that you can visit to extend your safari. The Ferlo Nord Wildlife Reserve is just one of them. It's a massive 2,300 square miles of protected habitats, and it’s also right next to the Ferlo Sud Wildlife Reserve, which presents even more opportunities for adventure!

  • Niokolo-Koba National Park- This World Heritage Site can easily be reached by a domestic flight into Niokolo-Koba Airport. You’ll see a diversity of landscapes in this 3,525 square mile biosphere park such as wetlands, grasslands wooded wetlands, woodland savannah, and semi-arid forests. As a result, you’ll see a wide range of plants native to the area, bodies of water, and plenty of animals. For example, you can find tortoises, buffaloes, hippos, giant elands, elephants, chimpanzees, lions, waterbucks, bush duikers, red colombus monkeys, leopards, and wild dogs.

  • Fathala Wildlife Reserve- Come see some rare and majestic animals on this 23 square mile area of protected forest. This isn’t a restored forest but has literally been left untouched so you can see the animals like the extremely rare Giant Derby Eland in its 100% natural habitat. Tours in this reserve will guide you safely as you explore the beautiful plants and animals that are truly a once-in-a-lifetime sight.

  • Travel Accommodations- Guests are encouraged to stay in the hotels and accommodations provided by the tour provider. Whether it's a luxurious safari camp or an in-town resort for some R&R, you'll be treated to comfortable places to rest.

Book your Safari in Senegal Today

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