Senegal in detail

Travel with Children

Travel in Senegal can be difficult for families with children. There is the worry of infectious and vector-borne diseases (malaria chief among them), the lack of tourist infrastructure and the general challenges of travelling in a developing country. That said, those who come with children will find a warm welcome: the Senegalese generally go out of their way to make young ones feel welcome.

Good bases for kids are the resorts of Saly, Cap Skirring and Lac Rose, where you can arrange all manner of activities. Other good accomomdation options include Keur Saloum (for adventures in the Siné-Saloum Delta) and the beautifully set Lodge des Collines de Niassam.