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Cheap Flights to Leopold Sedar Senghor

Cheap Flights to Dakar Airport (DKR)

Dakar is the capital of Senegal located in West Africa. Senegal borders Mauritania in the north, Mali in the east, Guinea to the southeast, Guinea-Bissau to the southwest and shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal has a rich French colonial heritage. This country also has many natural attractions such as wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, lakes and deserts on account of its varying climatic conditions.

Dakar is a city where you will not fail to miss the distinctive character of the people with their colorful clothing, love of music, folklore and religious traditions. Dakar also has many places of historical interest that link to its colonial past and its significance as a place for trading of slaves.

The best time to book a flight to Dakar, Bangladesh

The period from December to April is the dry season and the best time to visit Dakar. December as well as the period from March to June is when many festivals, including the Saint-Louis Jazz Festival takes place.

Airlines that fly to Dakar

There are many airlines, such as Air France, Brussels Airlines, Delta and Emirates, that fly to Dakar. Although there is no direct flight from Canada to Dakar, you can easily find the cheapest flight to Dakar on the days you wish to travel by using Skyscanner's travel page.

Flights to Dakar land at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in the town of Yoff, 17 km from the city centre. There are car rentals, taxis, buses as well as free shuttle services offered by hotels to take you from the airport to your hotel.

What to do and see in Dakar

If you are interested in the culture and history of Senegal, visit the IFAN Museum of African Art, the House of Slaves or the Grand Mosque of Dakar. For contrast, visit Lake Retba or the strategically important Les Mamelles Lighthouse. Enjoy the vibrancy of this city and its nightlife where the local mbalax music plays an important part.

Tips and additional advice

Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and protect your personal belongings at all times during your travels in Senegal. If arranging transport, use regulated taxis. Negotiate the fare price before starting your trip.  To avoid being scammed, get the services of reputable tour operators and guides. Find accommodation in well-established hotels or inns. The government of Canada advises Canadian citizens not to travel to Casamance, the Guinean border area and the border areas with Gambia and Guinea-Bissau due to tension and threats of terrorism. 

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