The Great Outdoors & Activities
Senegal's national parks — some of which are named UNESCO World Heritage Sites — are an adventurer and nature lover's dream. From the regal baobab trees to the colorful birds that take to the sky, Senegal is also an ornithologist's paradise. People of all backgrounds can get a natural high from the culture and atmosphere of Senegal.
Bird-watchers will catch a glimpse of everything, from flamingos to egrets, pelicans to ostriches, as well as the more than one hundred species of birds on the mainland or on one of the islands just off the coast. Niokolo Koba, the biggest national park, has more than eighty mammal species including, lions, hippopotamus, buffalo, gazelles, and many types of monkeys.
Eco-tourists can enjoy the pristine mangroves, home to nearly fifty various types of animals, in the National Park of Lower Casamance. Also, enjoy the diverse ecosystem of the Sine Saloum deltas, where mangroves, mudflats, sandy islets, dry forests, and lagoons make for incredible environmental tours.
Well-known by European divers for the amazing variety of fish that abound in its waters, Senegal offers exceptional snorkeling, particularly around Goree Island and the Madeleine Islands off Dakar. Bring your camera to capture the everlasting and joyful memories of your adventure in Senegal — they will be some of your most outstanding souvenirs for sure!