By arranging car hire, Senegal's impressive road network will allow you to explore this largely undiscovered gem...
Senegal is a country that offers year-round good weather, idyllic beaches and nature reserves with some of the best wildlife and bird-watching opportunities on the continent. In order to experience as much of the area as possible, it is a good idea to hire a car from an approved Senegal car hire company.
A trip to Senegal should start with the capital city of Dakar. Hire-car pick-up is available at Dakar Airport (DKR) and at several depots throughout the city.
If you stay in Dakar, your first port of call should be the two hills that overlook the city from the peninsula. Head to the top and you'll see the Senegalese capital sprawled out before you with the Atlantic Ocean all around. It's the best way to appreciate the sheer size of this huge metropolis.
Dakar is also home to a remarkable number of excellent restaurants which can be found in most districts. Rent a car in Senegal and you're free to head off to the parts frequented mainly by locals - often the tell-tale sign of the most authentic, delicious and best-value menus. Look out for the national dishes of thiéboudiene - a mouth-watering fish and rice combination - or chicken yassa, which is a deliciously tender chicken in a rich onion sauce.
Dakar has traditional shopping bazaars, authentic restaurants, such as La Palmeraie, and cultural points of interest such as the IFAN Museum of African Arts. Another popular tourist attraction is the Marchés des HLM, an African fabric market. Also offering traditional African products is the craft market of Soumbedioune.
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