Visiting Senegal? You have found my personal notes and travel tips, such as the best time to visit Senegal and miscellaneous facts which I obtain from a variety of sources such as first hand observations, personal conversations, magazines, newspapers, websites, books and so forth.
Senegal is an African country known for its music, surfing, textiles and birding
Best Time to Visit Senegal
Short Answer: December through May
Longer Answer: The wet season runs from July to early October. Humidity spikes from mid-June to mid-November when the winds shift from north to west. As such, the best time to visit Senegal from a weather perspective is to go sometime between December and May when humidity and temperatures are much more comfortable. Tourist high season in Senegal runs more or less from December to March. If you go in April and May, the temperatures will be warmer.
The warmest water temperatures during the dry season are just after rainy season, so you’ll want to target mid-October, November and early December. By January and continuing to the wet season, average water temperatures will be around or below 70F/21C.
The best time for surfing in Senegal is November to March, although if you want the warmer waters, September and October should also treat you to consistent, albeit smaller, waves just as well.
Miscellaneous Travel Tips for Senegal
The market in Kaolack has a good amount of textile sellers. In Dakar, try the Marche HLM.
Check out Ile de Goree, a small island off the coast of Dakar.