Visiting Senegal just got easier. The Senegalese government have announced the termination of visa fees for individuals from all countries of the world except few. This new development will commence from 1st May, 2015. Nigerians, whose country is a fellow member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), are allowed free entry into its territory without a visa even before this development.
Now, citizens of other African countries not part of ECOWAS, European Union countries and about other 106 countries will receive their visas on arrival, if they possess a return ticket, proof of confirmed hotel accommodation, and a business or personal invitation letter. Only citizens of Palestine, Macao, South Sudan and Hong Kong must pre-book a visa before arrival.
Visiting Senegal for Tourism
Senegal is a French-speaking West African country and its capital is the city of Dakar. Senegal is a beautiful place to visit, as it is a tourist delight.
There is the Gorée Island listed as part of World Heritage just 3km outside of Dakar, and accessible by boat. It has a long colonial history as an infamous slave trading post and is crammed with attractions such as the Maison des Esclaves (Slaves’ House), Le Castel, a towering castle-like structure complete with World War II gun turrets, or the many restaurants serving delicious seafood, fish and local dishes.
Do you love diving? You can visit Senegal’s underwater world by diving off Cap Vert Peninsula. Located about 80km (50 miles) off the coast of Dakar, the Cape Verde Islands are home to more than 70 shipwrecks that have sunk over the last four centuries. These include the U.S.S. Yorktown, The Lady Burgess, The Norfolk, and The Hartwell, among others. Not all of the older wrecks are accessible to divers, but many of the artefacts are on display in the capital, Praia.
Visiting Senegal means you can get to know and feel Casamance, Grande Mosquée, Île de Gorée (Gorée Island), Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), Kafountine and some more beautiful scenes and spots. What more? Visa is now available on arrival.