Cheap flights to Senegal

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Flights to Senegal in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£643Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from£276From London to Dakar Blaise Diagne
One-way from£141One-way flight from London to Senegal

Cheap flights to Senegal in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DSS flights for August, September
18 Sep - 22 Sep
STN

London Stansted

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

1 stop

13h 15m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

STN

London Stansted

1 stop

10h 30m
£298

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

18 Sep - 22 Sep
STN

London Stansted

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

3 stops

24h 00m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

STN

London Stansted

1 stop

10h 30m
£310

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

17 Sep - 27 Sep
STN

London Stansted

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

2 stops

12h 50m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

STN

London Stansted

1 stop

10h 30m
£322

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Senegal 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Senegal found for this year
7 Nov - 9 Nov
STN

London Stansted

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

2 stops

15h 25m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

21h 05m
£276

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

5 Nov - 25 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

1 stop

8h 25m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

13h 45m
£290

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Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

7 Nov - 9 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

2 stops

14h 10m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

20h 30m
£292

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Last minute flights to Senegal

Late deals on return flights to Senegal, departing today and this week
19 Aug - 16 Sep
LGW

London Gatwick

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

1 stop

14h 35m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

13h 25m
£505

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug - 15 Sep
LGW

London Gatwick

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

1 stop

14h 35m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

7h 40m
£507

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

19 Aug - 15 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

1 stop

17h 10m
DSS

Dakar Blaise Diagne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

10h 40m
£508

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Senegal?

The cheapest ticket to Senegal found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£509

February

£545

March

£532

April

£527

May

£446

June

£439

July

£666

August

£561

September

£490

October

£455

November

£452

December

£615

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Senegal is June. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Senegal?

Average Senegal flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - DSS

Price

£440 - £880

DSS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

DSS

Rainfall

10 - 150 mm

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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Senegal?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Senegal. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Senegal?

Senegal flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Senegal?

  • Senegal’s coastline is 700km (435 miles) long. Almost 500km (310 miles) of it are sandy beaches fringed by palm trees. One of the most beautiful resorts is Saly.
  • Goree Island is just a 20-minute ferry journey from Dakar. Between the 16th and mid-19th centuries, men, women and children were detained here before being dispatched to America and the West Indies. Forts and cannons highlight the island’s past; it was fought over by Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British forces. Today, the island is popular with second-homers and day trippers. Most of the buildings were used to house slaves, but are now museums including Maison des Esclaves (“House of Slaves”), one of Senegal’s most visited museums.
  • Senegal’s former capital, Saint Louis, is said to be reminiscent of New Orleans with narrow streets, balconies and colorful patios. It is even possible to take a tour in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • National parks of Senegal include Delta du Saloum National Park, 73,000 hectares (180,000 acres) of small islands and mangroves. Animal life includes deer, antelope, hyenas, pelicans, herons, teals and warthogs; bird species include pelicans, pink flamingos and storks. Djoudj National Park is situated along the Sahara’s southern border. With almost 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres) of ponds, it is a wonderful place to see many types of migrating birds. Visit between November and April for best birding. The archipelago of La Madeleine, opposite Dakar, is a protected marine park on about 445 hectares (1,100 acres). Langue de Barbarie National Park lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River, home to sea turtles as well as many different types of birds. The Niokolo-Koba National Park is in south east Senegal. On almost one million hectares (more than two million acres), it is one of the most important reserves in West Africa and has more than 300 bird species, monkeys, buffalos, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses and crocodiles.