Sénégal

Facts about Sénégal that any tourist may want to know.
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One of the traditional instruments used in Senegal is the 21- stringed kora. "The base of all music in Senegal is traditional". Yela is a type of music that women do. When it's played it sounds the same as when pounding grain. It is said to be the influence of the creation of reggae.

One of the traditional instruments used in Senegal is the 21- stringed kora. "The base of all music in Senegal is traditional". Yela is a type of music that women do. When it's played it sounds the same as when pounding grain. It is said to be the influence of the creation of reggae.

Senegalese wildlife is like having a safari in your backyard! It's home to 80 species of mammal, 330 species of bird, 36 species of reptile, 20 species of amphibian, and 60 species of fish!

Senegalese wildlife is like having a safari in your backyard! It's home to 80 species of mammal, 330 species of bird, 36 species of reptile, 20 species of amphibian, and 60 species of fish!

As you can tell, Senegal has lots of cities. The 3 most populated cities are Dakar with a population of about 2,476,400, Grand Dakar with a population of about 2,352,057, and Pikine with a population of about 874,062.

As you can tell, Senegal has lots of cities. The 3 most populated cities are Dakar with a population of about 2,476,400, Grand Dakar with a population of about 2,352,057, and Pikine with a population of about 874,062.

The fashion in Senegal is very bright and colorful. Everyone there loves the long patterned style.

The fashion in Senegal is very bright and colorful. Everyone there loves the long patterned style.

Yassa is a very popular dish in Senegal. It's found all over the world.  Ingredients 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 large onions, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh habanero chile, or to taste 5 tablespoons peanut oil 1 frying chicken (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds), cut into serving pieces 1 habanero chile, pricked with a fork 1/2 cup pimento-stuffed olives 4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1/2 cup water

Yassa is a very popular dish in Senegal. It's found all over the world. Ingredients 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 large onions, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh habanero chile, or to taste 5 tablespoons peanut oil 1 frying chicken (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds), cut into serving pieces 1 habanero chile, pricked with a fork 1/2 cup pimento-stuffed olives 4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1/2 cup water

Baobab trees are an amazing part of Sénégal's nature. They can live well over 1,000 years and have a circumference of 25 meters or more! Since the baobabs are so old, the wood on the inside disintegrates and creates a cavity sometimes large enough for shrines, alters, tombs, or even kiosks!

Historic baobab trees of Senegal

Baobab trees are an amazing part of Sénégal's nature. They can live well over 1,000 years and have a circumference of 25 meters or more! Since the baobabs are so old, the wood on the inside disintegrates and creates a cavity sometimes large enough for shrines, alters, tombs, or even kiosks!


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