The crowning glory of Senegal is its beaches. The wide strips of white sand that line the coast both north and south of the capital invite sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming. The coastline is dotted with luxurious resorts, colourful fishing villages, and beach bars waiting to welcome visitors with a cool cocktail. The coastline breaks into a maze of shimmering plains, winding creeks, amd thick mangroves and wide lagoons at the Saloum and Casamance river deltas. Trekking through these areas reveals hundreds of species of birds and some of Africa's most scenic landscapes.
Brimming with life, the capital of Dakar is a feverish city that is always buzzing. From the balconies of Senegal hotels in the city, you can hear a parade of street hustling, Koranic chanting, market shouting, nightclub drum beating, and more stemming from some of the top music and arts festivals, bars, restaurants, and live venues in the region. Few visitors are ever bored in the capital, and staying in rooms at hotels in Senegal in Dakar puts them within easy access of some of the country's best sights including the Institute Fondamental d'Afrique Noir Museum, an 18th-century slave-trading house, the remarkable Mosque de la Divinite, and the impressive Grande Mosquee.
For a more calm experience, book cheap hotel deals in Senegal on the historic Ile de Goree, where narrow alleys lined with vibrant bougainvillea lead to colonial brick buildings that were once central to the Atlantic slave trade. Sometimes eerily quiet, the island is carless and roadless, but it is the perfect size for exploring on foot. Many Senegal hotel packages offer special discount rates on tours of the island with local guides.
The historic charm, peaceful ambiance, and colonial architecture of Saint-Louis makes it one of the most unique places in West Africa. It was the first French settlement in the region. Make reservations after you find Senegal hotel deals near the old town centre to get a dose of history coupled with a bustling urban atmosphere.
To explore one of the country's most beautiful regions, book a cheap Senegal hotel deal in the Casamance, an area marked by snaking waterways, lush tropical forests, and fine beaches. Walk the vast greenness of the tropical flower and fruit gardens at the Ferme de Djbelor, taking advantage of the low prices on fresh exotic produce, and then watch the fisherman come in with the daily catch at the Rue du Commerce. Explore the well-restored colonial Post Office Building, and then finish off the day shopping for woodcarvings and fabrics at the markets in Zinguinchor and lighting a candle at the stunning Cathedral.