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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Senegal.

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1.Dakar
Dakar - the capital, the largest city and port in Senegal on the Atlantic coast. The city was built in 1857 as a French fort. Main attractions: Ifan Museum Of African Arts, Grand Mosque of Dakar, African Renaissance Monument, Village Des Arts, Palais Présidentiel, Mamelles Lighthouse.
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2.Saly Portudal
Saly Portudal is a seaside resort and one of the most famous tourist destinations in all of West Africa in Senegal. The resort is located on a beach surrounded by coconut palms in a calm and protected bay. Saly Beaches, a new tourist village, is located in the center of the resort. In addition to the dream beaches announced by brochures, there is a small harbor, a golf course, and many houses. Sali Nord is a village of artisans located to the north of the city. Tourists can buy necklaces from shells, bracelets, trinkets, ceramics, wooden figurines, masks, African chairs or local musical instruments (sabar, bark, djembe). In tiny shops, tailors offer vacationers typical clothes and colorful fabrics.
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3.Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is a national park on the southeast bank of the Senegal River in Senegal, north of the city of Saint-Louis. The river delta is a vast basin of halomorphic soils forming solonchaks. Dzhudzh Park is located in a small part of the basin, which is subject to severe flooding due to a system of dams and dams. Because of the dams, water remains longer in the park, which attracts waterfowl. The animal world of the park includes three million individuals of waterfowl, which are the main reason for the creation of the park. The park is the first source of fresh water for birds after crossing the Sahara desert. Among the migratory birds there is a whistle-titter (Anas querquedula), an anthropophagus (Anas clypeata), a ruff (Philomachus pugnax) and a black-tailed spindle (Limosa limosa). In the park nest flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) and pink pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), white whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata), red whistling duck (Dendrocygna bicolor), scurvy goose (Plectropterus gambensis), red heron (Ardea purpurea), common croak (Nycticorax Nycticorax) and many others.
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4.Carabane
Carabane is an island of 52 square kilometers in the south of Senegal, at the mouth of the Casamance River. The karaban is famous for its picturesque landscapes of sandy tropical beaches. The paradise site, endowed with a pleasant climate and lush vegetation, is also historically the first French colonial formation in Casamance.
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5.Gorée
Gorée is a small island in Senegal. The island is located 2.5 km to the south of the port of Dakar, is a metropolitan district municipality. In 1978 the island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1996, after the administrative reform of the country, Gore became one of 19 Dakar communes.
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6.Niokolo-Koba National Park
Niokolo-Koba National Park is a national park in the territory of Senegal, one of the oldest in Africa. The park is located at the border with Guinea-Bissau and has an area of ​​9130 km2. The park is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it is also included in the list of objects under threat of destruction due to widespread poaching in its territory. On the park territory, there are over 1500 species of plants, it is concentrated 78% of the forest lands of Senegal. The national park is known for its nature. According to the estimates of the Government of Senegal, 20 species of amphibians, 60 species of fish, 38 species of reptiles and about 80 mammal species inhabit the park. As of 2005, the number of representatives of some species was 11,000 buffalo, 6,000 hippos, 400 western cannons, 50 elephants, 120 lions, 150 chimpanzees, 3,000 common water goats, 2,000 duikerivs, an undetermined number of red colobus, leopards, and hyena-like dogs. About 330 species of birds, among them: the Arabian Great Bustard, the battle eagle, the crowned crane, the eagle-buffoon, the calf horned crows, the duck-widow.
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7.Lake Retba
Lake Retba is a mineral lake of pink color, located in Senegal. It is located about 20 km from the capital of Senegal - Dakar and from the westernmost point of Africa - Cape Verde, and from the Atlantic Ocean it is shared only by a narrow strip of dunes. The water in it becomes an unusual pink color throughout the dry season in Senegal, which lasts from November to May, with the color changing depending on the angle of the sun. The unusual color of the lake, which is reflected in its name, is associated with the presence in water of cyanobacteria of the species Dunaliella salina, which produce a special pigment. Affects the shade and the presence of minerals on the shores of the lake, mostly chlorine and minerals. Lake Retba brings double income to the inhabitants of Senegal - firstly, it is the extraction and sale of salt, and secondly, thanks to its pink color, it quickly became a popular attraction that attracts tourists from all over the world.
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8.Great Mosque of Touba
Great Mosque of Touba - mosque in the city of Tube, Senegal. It is the largest mosque in the country and one of the largest in Africa. The mosque is equipped with four minarets 66 meters high in the corners of the building. The fifth 86.80 meters complements the building and towers above the large domes. In 2013, Caliph Sidi Mbbeki Mukhtar added two more minarets. These minarets can be seen already 10 km from Tuba. There are six large doors in the mosque. The main entrance is to the east, one door to the west and two to each side. In the mosque, one enters the mausoleum of Ahmadu-Bamba, which was built on the northeast corner of the building, near the prayer hall. The tomb has a length of 10 to 10 meters.
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9.Dindefelo Falls
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Dindefelo Falls is about 100 meters high and submerged in a pelvis, which is also used for swimming. The state of Senegal is located in West Africa. They are located about 38 kilometers southwest of Kédougou. This is the highest waterfall in Senegal, a height of 115 meters.
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10.Saloum Islands
Point of Sangomar - a narrow sandbank extends to the south about twenty kilometers from Palmarin Diakhanor in western Senegal.
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