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Black Travel Vibes: Enjoy The Slow Life In Senegal

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Black Travel Vibes: Enjoy The Slow Life In Senegal
Photo Credit: @cheikh_moustapha

A vibrant and thriving country bordered by Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau, the West African nation of Senegal is a colorful gem that offers something for every type of traveler. Though Ghana may have gotten the shine last year during their ‘Year of Return’ campaign, Senegal has long seen an increase in Black travelers looking to reclaim their roots and walk the path of ancestors.

However, going ‘home’ is not the only reason visitors flock to Senegal’s shores. From still pink lakes and surf-friendly beaches to bustling markets and delicious cuisine, the country has a slow and easy vibe that those looking to relax and unwind will truly enjoy. One globetrotter that indulged in the country’s slow life recently was Cheikh Moustapha (@cheikh_moustapha), who spent days lounging on the beach, hanging by the hotel pool and meeting up with friends to dine on delicious local eats.

If you’re looking to explore more of Africa in 2020, check out our exclusive guide to Senegal and start planning the (relaxing) trip of a lifetime.