Republic of Senegal is a country in West Africa. Principal cities of interest include the capital, *Dakar; *Saint-Louis (map), an old colonial town; and the Mouride holy centre of *Touba. *Gorée Island, formerly a centre of the West African slave trade and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The *Niokolo-Koba National Park is a World Heritage Site and natural protected area in south eastern Senegal near the Guinea-Bissau border.
Be careful with food prepared by the road, as it could be cooked in unsanitary conditions. In Dakar, take care when walking the streets: petty theft and scams are abundant. Take anti-malarials. Avoid tap water and all dishes prepared with it.