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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:31:06 +0100

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Required travel documents for Senegal
Required travel documents for Senegal: passport [...]

Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50 Hz [...]

Area code to Senegal
Area code to Senegal: +221 [...]

Tourist Attractions
Senegal offers good beaches and swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and spearfishing, and world- class surfing. There are several national parks, of which Niokola Koba and the bird refuge at Djoudj are most visited. Cosmopolitan Dakar is a [...]

Long-distance telephone service (direct dial to Dakar) is via satellite link. Cable and telex services are available. Dakar is five time-zones ahead of eastern standard time (EST). When the U.S. is on daylight savings time, Dakar is four time-zones ahead [...]

The general level of health in Dakar is good; however, city water is not potable. Meats should be well cooked and vegetables carefully prepared. Malaria is endemic in Senegal; chloroquine resistant malaria has been reported since 1989. Malaria prevention [...]

The standard of healthcare in the capital, Dakar, is reasonable and there is a ready supply of western medicines. However elsewhere in the country healthcare provision is very poor. Health insurance is absolutely essential if you want to be able to get tr [...]

The Senegal government has been actively trying to promote tourism and as a result there is a steadily increasing number of hotels in Senegal. There are several international standard hotels and several luxury resorts but the majority of hotels are quite [...]

Senegal has a warm climate with two distinct seasons. The dry season is warm and runs from December to May. The wet season is much hotter and very humid and runs from May to November. The Sahelian region experiences the least rainfall and tends to be slig [...]

Transportation in Senegal
Railways: total: 906 km narrow gauge: 906 km 1.000-meter gauge (70 km double track) Highways: total: 14,576 km paved: 4,271 km unpaved: 10,305 km (1996 est.) Waterways: 897 km total; 785 km on the Senegal river, and 112 km on the Saloum river [...]