Tour The Country Known As Senegal

Senegal is a country found in Africa. It started its journey in the tourism industry in the 1970s when first resort was built. The industry has grown to become the country's major foreign income earner and created a lot of employment for the residents. The industry has grown so much that the country wants to match the number of visitors that goes to her former colony France. Foreign visitors rose to over one million back in 2008.

Senegal's attraction sites include the capital Daka, the Mouride a holy centre of Touba, Saint Louis- an old colonial town and Goree Island. This place draws a lot of visitors and it was the Centre of the West Africa Slave Trade. Now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are various beach resorts in towns like Sally and Petite-Cote, south of Dakar. Here tourists are offered game and nature tours in famous places like Sine- Saloum, the Lac Rose and in Senegal River Delta where there is spectacular scenic view of landscapes.

Senegal is notable for its historic sites around the capital city. The colonial island town of Saint Louis is attractive due to its long historic and colonial architecture. There are various national parks like Niokolo-koba National Park that is a World Heritage Site protected by the country. There are two parks one along Senegal river called Langue de Barbarie National Park and Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Some of the wildlife that can be seen in the country includes elephants, lions and hippos.

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