Senegal is known for is great natural beauty and gorgeous tropical climate. Surrounded by desert, it offers a rich landscape, great beaches for soaking up the sun and some excellent scuba diving locations. Whether you are looking for history or just a change of scenery, Senegal is West Africa’s most-visited destination. Dakar, the capital, is raw, crowded and exciting, and more popular with travellers than many other larger African cities. It is home to beaches, boutique markets, museums, excellent cafés and concert halls such as Thiossane, which is famous for playing host to Youssou N’Dour. The earliest known human settlement in Senegal existed over 350,000 years ago. The Stone Circles of Senegambia (now World Heritage Sites) are believed to date back to 3 BC.

Gambia is known for its sunshine, golden beaches and as a winter getaway for Europeans. Beyond the beach resorts, The Gambia is blessed with many species of birds and is an ornithologists dream. It’s known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, leopards, hippos and hyenas.