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SENEGAL


Location - West Africa; Capital - Dakar; Population - 13 million; Currency - CFA Franc MORE SENEGAL

I crossed the Gambia river at Banjul and carried on by bus and moped to Foundiougne, Senegal in May 2003.

 

sennoteThe CFA is the currency of several countries in West Africa, primarily former French colonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen2The village of Foundiougne on the Sine-Saloum delta

 

 

sen3The Saloum river at Foundiougne

 

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sen5Dolphins in the Saloum river, on my way to Mar Lodj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen6Arriving at Mar Lodj, a beautiful area in the Sine-Saloum delta

 

 

sen7My beachside campement at Mar Lodj

 

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sen8The riverside mangroves at Mar Lodj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen9The Saloum river at Mar Lodj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen11Mar Lodj village is situated behind the riverside campements

 

 

sen12The city streets of Thies, east of Dakar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen13The French colonial city of Saint-Louis

 

 

sen15The beach at the fishing town of Guet N'Dar, across the Senegal river from Saint-Louis

 

 

sen16Boats and goats at the Atlantic Ocean, Guet N'Dar, Saint-Louis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen18The colourful buildings of Saint-Louis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen19The Presidential Palace in Dakar

 

 

sen22Looking down on the tiny Goree Island from Le Castel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen24A World War II gun on Le Castel, Goree Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen28It's a lovely place to walk around and has many colonial buildings - Goree Island

 

 

sen26Goree Island is only about 1km from Dakar and brings many locals from the mainland on weekends

 

 

sen27The alleyways of Goree Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen29Goree Island was a centre for the shipment of slaves.
On the left is the Slave House, built in 1786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen30Inside the Slave House (La Maison des Esclaves) on Goree Island

 

 

sen31The Slave House's doorway to the Atlantic, Goree Island

 

 

sen32A colourful mural on Goree Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sen35Saly-Portugal's beach, on the Atlantic coast

 

 

sen37A Senegalese drum & dance group in Saly-Portugal

 

 

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LINKS

www.senegal-tourism.com - Senegal tourist board

www.sunugaal.com

www.au-senegal.com - in French

 

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