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Flights to Senegal in 2021

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£407Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£337From London to Dakar

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Senegal right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Senegal at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Senegal citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Senegal has suspended all flights into the country until at least 31 May 2020.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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Cheapest prices for Senegal flights by month

January
£382
February
£427
March
£408
April
£426
May
£369
June
£381
July
£487
August
£413
September
£342
October
£418
November
£394
December
£406
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Senegal is currently September; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Senegal?

LON - DSS
Price
£342 - £620
DSS
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
DSS
Rainfall
0 - 183 mm
The best time to fly to Senegal is during September, but great deals can be found at other times. September tends to be the warmest period in Senegal so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. August is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Senegal?

The price you pay for your flight to Senegal may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

On Africa’s Atlantic coast, Senegal has Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau as neighbours, and offers almost every form of tourism imaginable: sunny seaside resorts (such as Cap Skirring), cultural and sport tourism (hunting and scuba diving) and ecotourism (there are six major game parks and reserves).

Between its French (Senegal was once the capital of French West Africa) and Middle Eastern influences (through extensive trade), Senegal has its own fusion of exotic music, food and customs. It’s a relatively short hop too; flights to Senegal take just six hours from the UK and Ireland.

Dakar, the capital, was once known as the Paris of West Africa, the most important port on the coast, trading in slaves and gum arabic. Today, it’s one of West Africa’s coolest cities.

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Senegal climate

Senegal has a tropical climate with a dry season that runs from December to April and is swept by the hot harmattan winds. Temperatures range from 18 to 25 degrees during these months. The rainy season is between June and October when temperatures average 30 degrees. The interior is hotter than the coast; close to the border with Mali temperatures can reach 54 degrees.

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When is the best time to fly to Senegal?

Peak season:

Travel between November and March for dry and cooler weather, but watch out for dust storms. This is also a good time to take flights to Sengegal for bird watching and for beach holidays (February-April best).

Off Season:

During the wet season – May to November – conditions are humid and some roads may be impassable.

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Getting around Senegal

Air Senegal connects Dakar with Ziguinchor, Cap Skiring, and Tambacounda, but not year-round.

In Dakar and other large cities, cars rapides (small buses) are a popular way of getting around. From Dakar to other cities around Senegal, Big Mercedes buses (Ndiaga Ndiaye) with room for between 15 and 30 passengers, travel the roads. The taxis in Dakar are orange and black and can be hailed on the street. Bargain with the driver and set a fare in advance.

Rail: there is just one service for passengers, a twice-weekly (Saturday and Wednesday) run linking Dakar with Bamako (Mali).

Ferry: sails between Dakar and Goree island.

Car rental: it’s possible to hire a car, although it is expensive. Roads are of good quality, but care is advised; drivers will share the road with wagons, carts, donkeys and livestock.

 

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