Dakar, the national capital, is roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest of Mbour.
It's little wonder the area around Mbour is such a hotspot for travelers; the region has been blessed with wonderful cities, attractions and landscapes. Ndangane and Palmarin are just two of the many other places worth checking out while you're in Senegal.
Head to Senegal's art museums. These are excellent spots to explore, especially on overcast or inclement days.
There can be times when the best way to get to know a place is by using the knowledge of the locals. This region has a range of wildlife safaris.
Be sure to take your tastebuds for a tour of Senegal's eating establishments. Lamb and pea are some of the much-loved ingredients. Thieboudienne (fish, rice and tomato sauce) and yassa (spicy, marinated fish/chicken) are some popular options to sample. Senegal is also renowned for its excellent banana fritters. To complete your dining experience, order fresh juice. This is a popular non-alcoholic drink here.
Learning the local language is an excellent tool to use to break down cultural barriers, so be sure to pack a handful of common French words and phrases before your trip. Why not use "Je viens de..." This means "I come from..." "What's your name?" is another good one know, so learn to pronounce "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?"
As you finish your vacation, pack your bag and wish Senegal "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell).