Category Archive: Senegal

Apr 06 2015

Senegal scraps visas

Good news for all of you planning to visit Senegal: they have now decided to scrap the visa requirements for tourists. This is especially good news for all overlanders, as it removes the uncertainty around how to obtain a biometric visa and how to get across the border. Here is a link to the article on …

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Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Feb 22 2013

Budget update – Senegal


As promised, we have been tracking trip costs so that others have some idea of what may be incurred.  Of course, at the end of the day, it does all depend on your own choices. The Central African Franc (CFA) is the currency in Senegal and other parts of west Africa.  It is apparently pegged …

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Feb 14 2013

“We are sailing…”

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Two very important points: 1) Africa changes quickly; 2) It isn’t about what you know, it is who you know… We were in Tambacounda in Senegal when the French decided to intervene in Mali, and we were at the campsite in Palmarin when the five people were killed in Casamance. It really confirmed our decision …

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Feb 10 2013

Uncovering Dakar


Hotel SouSoum, Dakar After the tranquillity of Djidjack, Dakar was bound to be a bit of a culture shock.  In fact, it wasn’t that bad.  Once we tuned in to its own unique rhythm, it was a likable city, and surprisingly affordable (if you knew where to look). We were recommended a charming little hotel …

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Feb 09 2013

Kapp2Cape meets London2CapeTown

Meeting in Rabat

There aren’t a lot of travellers out there at the moment – so it is always a special treat to meet up with other adventurers. We first met Dan & Kumi in Rabat in December last year when we were all sorting out visas for Mauritania.  I noticed Dan on his bicycle because he had …

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Feb 02 2013

Petite Cote


All too soon (or so it felt) we decided it was time to start moving again.  Destination Dakar to sort out the next leg of the adventure. Palmarin is located on a land tongue with the Atlantic on the one side and the Saloum river on the other. This makes it a very nice location …

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Jan 30 2013

Inside or outside?


Campement Djidjack, Palmarin, Senegal, We were sitting behind our car, watching the birds at the birdbath, reading, and listening to the sounds of nature. Then, our campsite was not so quiet any longer. In came more overlanders. Not just one couple, but two couples and a guy. We have, since our journey started, wanted to …

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