Dakar Senegal

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The Senegalese are very proud of their reputation for "teranga" -- hospitality. Locals are extremely friendly and helpful, but as anywhere else, watch out for scams and pickpockets. Petty crime here is relatively high, be cautious. While some locals are friendly be careful because local shop owners are very persistent.

Dakar is a major West African hub, so there are lots of flights coming from and going to Europe, North America and other African cities. Be prepared to arrive and leave at anytime of the night or day - many flights come in at around 2 and leave at around 4 AM.

While rumored to soon be opening a new airport, as of February, 2013, the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is relatively small and can be bustling if more than one plane arrives at a time. When departing, do not be fooled into thinking that with so few terminals you can arrive later than usual--emigration can be very slow, and you should leave as much time as you would at any airport.

From South Africa. SAA (Johannesburg ) From Dubai: Emirates From Europe. Air France (Paris-CDG), TAP Air Portugal (Lisbon ), Alitalia (Milan), Iberia (Madrid, Las Palmas), Brussels Airlines (Brussels), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul)

From Africa. TACV Cabo Verde (Praia and Bissau), Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca ), Air Ivoire (Abidjan ), Ethiopian (Addis Ababa via Lomé and Abidjan or via Ndjamena ), Kenya Airways (Nairobi via Bamako ), Virgin Nigeria (Lagos ), Brussels Airlines (Banjul ), Tunisair (Tunis ), Air Algérie (Algiers ), Air Mali International (Bamako ), Air Mauritanie (Nouakchott ), Bellview Airlines (Lagos ), Delta Airlines (Luanda begins January 21, 2011 )

From North America. SAA (Washington-Dulles and New York-JFK), Delta (Atlanta beings January 21, 2011 ), Delta (New York-JFK)

The rail service connecting Dakar and Koulikoro in Mali. once stopping at many cities in Senegal, has been cancelled indefinitely.

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