The Senegalese are rightly proud of their reputation for “teranga” or hospitality, and a warm welcome awaits you in the capital of Dakar. As a major hub for travel and business in West Africa, it's a fast-moving city of contrasts, brimming with colour and creativity.

You can take in the amazing views from the roof of the Hotel Independence, enjoy the IFAN Museum on Place Soweto and luxuriate on private beaches at the Hotel Lagon 2 and the Plage de la Voile d’Or. Better still, take a 20-minute ferry ride to the tranquil Île de Gorée, which offers some of the best sunbathing to be enjoyed in this part of Africa.

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