Senegal Journals

Week in Senegal

A March 2000 trip to Senegal by Peter Reed

Dakar Photo, Senegal, Africa More Photos
Quote: A real travel experience - the colours sights and smells of West Africa. From the hustle of Dakar to the bush villages and colonial past of St. Louis

Week in Senegal

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Overview

Dakar Photo, Senegal, Africa
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When our daughter said she had to go to a French speaking country for her University studies, we envisaged a trip to France, Canada, perhaps Mauritius. But Senegal? A strange choice but we are glad she went. It is somewhere we would never have gone to but are all the better for the experience. We flew to Gambia, met Alison, and travelled by bush taxi for 6hrs up to Dakar. A really bustling city. Fancy a bite? try the sandwich stalls on every corner - tuna and salad for . Want colourful material? It's everywhere in the markets. Another bush taxi for 4hrs.- including stop for puncture and engine repairs - no plush garage, just a shack with stacked high with tyres and spare parts.- if they...Read More

Hotel de la Poste

Hotel | "Post Office Hotel"

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Historic Building with lots of posters from early Air Mail Service. Rooms reasonably comfortable. There is a bar - some locals gather there. Breakfast simple but adequate.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 19, 2002

Hotel de la Poste
Rue Du General De Gaulle
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Bakotu

Hotel

Bakotu Photo, Senegal, Africa
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Excellent accommodation in octagonal 2 story blocks amid lush greenery - brilliantly coloured birds flitting between the trees. Good pool. Food very good - but beware, a monkey may swing around the rafters of the open air restaurant. He obviously rates the food! Hotel near the beach.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2002

Bakotu
Kotu Beach
Gambia

Cafe de Paris

Restaurant

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We often stoppe here - for coffee or a meal. The cuisine if really a mix of international and local - very well served. Staff very helpful. Sit inside or on terrace overlooking street. Use by many locals - notably business people. Resonably priced

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 19, 2002