Where to stay around Senegal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 509 holiday lettings near Senegal. From 212 villas to 144 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Senegal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Senegal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Senegal. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dakar: 111 holiday homes
  • Saly: 359 holiday homes
  • Ngaparou: 321 holiday homes
  • Mbour: 386 holiday homes
  • Dakar: 250 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Senegal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Senegal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Senegal with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saly: 359 holiday lettings
  • Ngaparou: 321 holiday lettings
  • Mbour: 386 holiday lettings
  • Dakar: 250 holiday lettings
  • Somone: 320 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Senegal?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Senegal are:

  • Dakar (DSS-Blaise Diagne Intl.): 333 self catering accommodations
  • Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (DKR): 99 self catering accommodations
  • Banjul International Airport (BJL): 28 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Senegal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Senegal. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hann Park: 104 holiday rentals
  • Ile de Goree Beach: 111 holiday rentals
  • Dakar Grand Mosque: 104 holiday rentals
  • Dakar Station: 105 holiday rentals
  • Saly Sud: 361 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Senegal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Senegal, Africa your home away from home

Senegal is on the west coast of Africa, just north of the Equator. It has various habitats from the sandy beaches and creeks along the coast to the western plains and arid semi desert. It has a variety of flora and the country is home to many African animals. 95% of Senegal’s inhabitants have no formal schooling. The official language is french, although many locals speak their own minority local language. The official currency is the CFA Franc.

Things to Do in Senegal

A holiday rental in Senegal is the ideal base from which to go on safari. Animals such as lions, elephants (very few) , hippos, panthers, crocodiles, buffalo, leopard, antelope and monkeys can all be encountered along with many migratory birds at the Parc National de Niokolo Koba. The beaches of Senegal make this a popular sunshine holiday destination for sunbathing, sport fishing and waters ports. Some of the best beaches can be found around Cap Skiring, where Senegal holiday rentals are popular. Sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing can all be found on Senegal’s main beaches. Visit the local markets and enjoy talking with these friendly people. Experience Senegal’s hip music scene almost everywhere you go, from internationally famous artists such as Youssou N’dour and Baba Maal.

Places to Visit in Senegal

In Dakar, head for the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire which is the country’s main museum with its collection of masks, statues and musical instruments. The Presidential Palace is also worth visiting, if only to admire its wonderful tropical gardens. The Grande Mosque, with its minaret which is lit at night, is worth stopping to see en route to the Medina, the bustling old city centre. Goree Island, just outside Dakar, was a former slaving station and now has many attractions to tour, including the slave houses. Bird watchers will enjoy the Parc National Oiseaux du Djoudj, at the southern edge of the Sahara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another interesting city is St Louis, Senegal’s former capital/ It has narrow streets with beautiful colonial architecture, balconies and verandahs.

Weather in Senegal

Senegal has a tropical climate with a wet season from June to September and high humidity along the coast. The dry season can be affected by sand-laden winds blowing from the Sahara. Temperatures in Dakar range reach 26°C (79°F) in January to 32°C (90°F) in September.

Travel to Senegal

The main airport for tourists visiting a Senegal holiday rental is the Dakar (DKR) Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport which is 17km (10 miles) northwest of the city. There are plenty of bus, coach and taxi services to take visitors into the city. The flight from London to Dakar takes 6 hours 20 minutes.