Car rental in Senegal
Tips for driving your rental car in Senegal
If you're travelling to Senegal, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Senegal is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Dakar counts 1030594 inhabitants. In Dakar hosts 7.7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 13300000 inhabitants. In Senegal the language spoken most widespread is French but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Senegal is GMT+00:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Senegal is C / D / E / K and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Senegal is +221, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Senegal
With a fuel cost in Senegal averaging at 1.72 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Senegal shares its land borders with The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 14008, 0 of which motorways, which ranks Senegal as the 126th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Senegal there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the West African CFA franc (XOF). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 80 km/h. Bear in mind that in Senegal, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Senegal
Senegal boasts seven UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (natural) and Island of Gorée (natural).