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Hi there,

We want to travel from Ziguinchor to Banjul and from Banjul back to Dakar. The Dutch travel advise is to not do this because the N4 and N5 are dangerous routes? Is this true? Are there any other options?

Sincerely

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We are in the early planning stages of a trip to Ghana and Senegal. We would travel about 3 months, January to April. Which country should we visit first in terms of weather? Each country would be about 6 weeks. Is Ghana an easier place to get our feet wet as first time visitors to this area? We are VERY experienced travellers but have not tackled this part of the world yet. Any and all advice welcome. I will post this on the Ghana page as well. Thanks in advance!

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I'm hoping the mods will be ok with this post ...

As I posted before, sadly Simon Fenton owner of the Little Baobab died late last month. Happily, his wife is ready to start receiving guests again!!!

Kira

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Hi, just a quick double check - my plan should be leaving home in a couple of weeks and stay 3 weeks in senegal:
1) rainy season: Bradt writes June till Sept/Oct, in this forum somebody wrote "from April to June, then again from late August to late October" or "July/August through October" so i'm a bit confused. In any case it doesn't seem so terrible and i'm not looking for sunbathing /relax@beach
2) Ramandan is from may 26th to june 24th this year: any particular problem for travelling around…

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Hi all!

Has anyone crossed from Bissau to Senegal? We are traveling with an old car without CDP and we would like to know if Senegalese customs will ask us for more than 2.000CFA for the passavant... We've already payed for that in the Mauritanian border.

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Hello,
I'm a solo traveler (used to travel in central Africa, without a car) and I'll be staying in Senegal for 2 weeks (02nd till 16th September).
I wanna see:
- Dakar (day-trips to: Goree, Lake Retba and Ngor)
- Sant Louis
- Touba
-mar Lady
-Palmarin
-Mbour
And back to Dakar.

Would this schedule for in these 2 weeks? My aim is to avoid the tourists as much as I can, enjoying the time with locals. But I would like to enjoy nice beaches as well!

I'm not a good driver, therefore, I'm wondering if…

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It's with great sadness that I have to say that Simon of The Little Baobab died yesterday afternoon in a road accident near Mbour with a client who survived!

An amazing character that shouldn't have gone so soon, he had so many plans and ideas to promote tourism and his ecological ideas

Please stop by in Abene at his guesthouse & support his wife and boys

Kira

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Read reports which seem to be more than the usual safety warnings.
Any problems traveling by Road to & from usual border crossings Senegal->Gambia->Senegal->Bissau--> Conakry ?

Would fly into either Dakar or Conakry, depending on road route safety.
Do this trip either "now" or wait until November.

Have travel voucher from Emirates (Europe to Africa/SE Asia excluding China) which must be completed by early August. Might as well use it for less-usual / less-traveled places, with easy-visa if…

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Hi all:

Considering an open jaw ticket into Dakar, out of Freetown on SkyMiles ticket from USA. General questions:

  1. When is the rainy season? [would avoid]
  2. Possible to overland in 2 weeks? Possible routing? (if necessary could fly a portion)
  3. Highlights?

Thanks,
Dave

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Hi fellas!

I have some CFA francs left over from previous trips. I am in Sydney. Anyone wants to buy from me as no one changes them in Australia

Thanks