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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

There are two main dangers you may encounter: civil unrest in Casamance and Dakar street crime.

At night, exercise common sense: stay away from dark alleys and the beaches. Rely on taxis and avoid wearing expensive jewellery or ‘bum bags’. Women in particular should be careful if alone on the beach. Inventing a husband and wearing a wedding ring goes far in keeping unwanted attention away.