A peaceful, French- and Wolof-speaking Muslim country in West Africa, outside capital Dakar are great beaches, nature, village culture and of course Goree Island, the slave-trade complex that was for many the jumping-off point for the Middle Passage. Warning to gay people, however: the current régime is even more violently homophobic than usual for Africa.

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Senegal cited in '12 Top Destinations for African-Diaspora Travel'

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Casamance in south Senegal is an under-the-radar gem

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Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 5, 2011 at 3:58pm

We have just received our copy of the Rough Guides First-Time Africa in which we are listed on page 405, under the 'Africa Specialist Operators' category. The entry states: "West Africa Discovery: One of the few companies specializing in West Africa , with unusual tours and a strong responsible travel ethos".



We have a selection of sustainably managed responsible tourism projects just for you to discover. Work with us to create better places to visit and better places to live in, in West Africa.


You can also join a community dedicated to travel in West Africa which explores the rich local heritage in a sustainable and responsible way. 

Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 24, 2010 at 10:38am
The June Edition of The Talking Drum, our monthly newsletter, is nearly ready for sending and we invite you to join us by subscribing to our mail list.

By receiving it, you will discover our newly listed responsible tourism ideas based in West Africa, learn about current news, discussions and debates, and of course will support the development of responsible and sustainable tourism in the beautiful region of the world which is West Africa.

By clicking here, you can register. We look forward to telling you about what is going on in West Africa!

Comment by Mahmood M Poonja on June 24, 2010 at 3:34am
Hi Mirelle - interesting to pick Senegal as a culinary destination. Can you send me some information at -
Comment by Mahmood M Poonja on June 24, 2010 at 3:32am
A big debate on the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar. Was it worth the cost - some say being as much as $ 27 million.
Comment by Mireille Roc on June 18, 2010 at 1:57pm
I am in the process of planning a culinary tour to Senegal. Any sights, local cultural experiences, etc. you know about would be helpful.
Comment by Kitty J. Pope on May 23, 2010 at 9:00pm
Has anyone seen the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar? It is Senegal's newly constructed signature attraction that just opened this April. It is taller than the Statue of Liberty. Learn more about it on my website
Comment by John Kipper on January 27, 2010 at 9:32am
My friend Ralph and his girlfriend stayed at that Caro Diallo whatever dance camp for a week last year. He said it was totally amazing!! Kind of rustic and the food was simple but very good and just really great music. He was already a drummer so I think for him learning some African techniques right from the master must've blown his mind, but I think anyone with a little sense of fun and adventure would get a kick out of it from what he told me. Maybe I'll get him to join Tripatini and post his videos.
Comment by West Africa Discovery on January 12, 2010 at 1:53pm
West Africa Discovery ( , a web portal aiming to raise awareness towards West Africa and to promote sustainable/responsible tourism development through the listing of tours, accommodations and volunteer projects that strive towards the fulfilment of criteria outlined in the Cape Town, Kerala and Belize declarations on responsible tourism practices in destinations ( We also aim to make West Africa Discovery the first port of call in the UK for referring tourists to Western African based Responsible Tourism projects.

As a company we aim to help in the development of Responsible/Sustainable development in all West African countries by linking like minded people together to facilitate the sharing of ideas, educating by distributing Responsible Tourism related material to Tourism organisations and helping locally based individuals to develop ideas which will help to develop the concept in their country.

We are committed to putting West Africa on the map as a destination that tourists would like to visit, and our vision is that through the West Africa Discovery project the listed accommodations and tours will provide benefits for local communities whilst respecting the natural, cultural, social and historical heritages in the destination.
Comment by EnLinea Media on December 25, 2009 at 5:42pm
Senegal may be mostly Muslim, but Christmas still has an impact here, and not just among the Christian minority. Find out how in this week's blog post, Palm Wine and Baobab: A West African Christmas.
Comment by EnLinea Media on November 2, 2009 at 9:01pm
In the Tripatini Spotlight this week: Caro Diallo's life-changing West African dance and drumming camp in southern Senegal (after this week, you'll find it in our Spotlights Archive).

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