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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.

Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1505647a
7
Viewed 115 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Condo #1882942
2
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1153523a
13
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6431290
15
Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1317078a
8
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #888849a
22
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1310734a
25
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #643254a
30
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
House #6036989
22
Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(38 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #6374698
38
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #875458a
19
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #606996a
19
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1417427a
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #868760a
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6418071
15
Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1295584a
10
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 5
House #6274425
18
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1141207a
16
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1424129a
5
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1500746a
2
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1295715a
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Lodge #563419a
7
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(42 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #903801a
42
Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1371242a
8
Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1480966a
1
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Villa #661472a
16
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1078015a
2
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1166848a
4
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1454238a
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1876139
4
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1942833
7
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1346984a
1
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(42 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #664103a
42
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1439882a
2
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #673879a
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #686014a
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #959596a
15
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1546749a
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #613449a
4
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1426662a
6
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #6689860
7
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1390753a
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #677433a
7
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1215336a
15
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #1037209a
6
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1126756a
7
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #884678a
9
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 10 BR
  • 10 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 18
House #6604203
18
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6442027
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1009513a
4
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Tranquil une fois installè

4 of 5
Apartment small but well equipped. Close to beach. Main issue was that despite prior correspondence the key was not available on arrival, we were not expected and could not access our accomodation for the 1st night. After midnight we had to walk to find an alternative. Internet also at times intermittent. Otherwise we were very happy during our stay.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

enjoyable stay

4 of 5
Loved being near the beach. Lovely area.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017