Dakar, the national capital, is located 210 miles (338 kilometers) southwest of Podor.
From perennial tourist favourites to still-undiscovered gems, the area around Podor is wonderfully endowed with cultural and natural attractions.
Spirituality is a vital part of every community's DNA, so be sure visit the area's many mosques and other sites of religious significance.
The Senegal area has a number of places for surfing, so be sure you fit that into your itinerary. Snorkeling is another popular watersport here.
There's no nicer way to get to the heart of a place than trying the food from the region. Cooks in this part of the world regularly include lamb and pea in their kitchens. Two of the local favorites not to miss are thieboudienne (fish, rice and tomato sauce) are yassa (spicy, marinated fish/chicken). After the main course dishes are cleared away try the mouthwatering banana fritters. If you fancy refreshment, fresh juice is a great option.
Impress the locals in Senegal by employing a few handy French phrases. Learning how to use some useful phrases like "Je viens de...", meaning "I come from...", can make your vacation even more pleasant. You'll also realise that knowing "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?", which translates to "What's your name?", can get you a long way.
When the time is right to pack your bag and say "Au revoir / À bientôt", you'll take with you plenty of memories to take with you.