Ghana may be trending within Black travel circles for its ‘Year of Return’ celebration, but for many travelers, the vibrant country of Senegal has long been ‘home’ away from home. Over the years, the West African nation, bordered by Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau, has seen a rise in Black travelers flocking to its borders in search of culture and one-of-a-kind vibes you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
From pink lakes and surf-friendly beaches to bustling markets and delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone in Senegal.
We’ve rounded up a few jet-setters that have been lucky enough to visit one of Africa’s hottest destinations, and their photos made us fall in love with the country’s beauty at first sight. Who knows, maybe we’ll be vibing together in Senegal in 2020!
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The markets in Dakar will have your African fashion on point.
Photo Credit: @sasyrae
Who said Senegal wasn’t for lovers? Not these two!
Photo Credit: @seydinaousmaneboye
In Senegal and proud.
Photo Credit: @travelingfro
The African Renaissance Monument is a must-visit in Dakar.
Photo Credit: @haitiannomad
The best food in Senegal can be found in two places: in someone’s home, and from any street vendor. Trust us.
Photo Credits: @chinyeloves
The beaches of Senegal are a mood and a moment.
Photo Credit: @___fatoumata___
Feel the spirit of our ancestors at The House of Slaves and Door of No Return on Gorée Island.
Photo Credit: @Shaunteray
Many visitors to Goree Island are overcome with emotion when faced with the potential last steps of their ancestors.
Photo Credit: @dr_tiff
The streets of Goree Island were made for exploring.
Photo Credit: Caroline Defay
Lac Rose aka “Pink Lake” is a popular destination for travelers exploring the unique wonders of Senegal.
We told you, Senegal is a vibe!
Photo Credit: @aldidiasse
It’s Senegal calling, will you answer?
Photo Credit: @amiekelya
Power to the people.
Photo Credit: @kwenasays
Exploring Senegal by boat? Yes, please!
Photo Credit: @Shangoremi
The Lac Rose is picture-perfect.
Photo Credit: @cool_ac
Senegal is full of smiles and good vibes.
Photo Credit: @omartakespictures
Any visit to Senegal will be a wild, but amazing ride.
Photo Credit: @lovelyme_kt
Over mediocre escapes? Traveling to amazing African countries like Senegal is the only way to go. You might even make a few new friends.
Photo Credit: @Dafinagood
In Senegal local friends become family.
Photo Credit: @majidamundial
Who said NOLA is the only place for a girls’ trip?
Photo Credit: @toyosee
One of Senegal’s most recognizable monuments.
Photo Credit: @mz_discipline84
Senegal is the perfect place to retrace our strong history and legacy.
Photo Credit: @cabralmiller
There’s culture and beauty at every turn in Senegal.