Though it’s one of West Africa’s most stable countries, Senegal is far from dull.
Perched on the tip of a peninsula, Dakar, the capital, is a dizzying, street-hustler-rich introduction to the country: elegance meets chaos, snarling traffic, vibrant markets and glittering nightlife, while nearby Île de Gorée and the beaches of Yoff and N’Gor tap to slow, lazy beats.
Resort vacations can easily be supplemented by wildlife and nature tours in areas like the Sine-Saloum Delta, Casamance region and Niokolo Koba National Park.
Mr Bocar Diatta and Miss Annemieke Visser are the owners of Guesthouse Diabatalo in Abéné and have been running a successful tourism venture for years.
Mr Diatta was born and raised in the Casamance Region of Senegal and is a streetwise tourism guide veteran.
Miss Visser has gained experience in the Netherlands and later on in Senegal when she moved there to live with her husband.
Together they form a strong team and they are able to organize everything from accommodation, via transfers to unique safaris.
Because of their strong ties to the local communities, they can show you what real life in Senegal is all about.