Would you like to spend your honeymoon in a typically warm and sunny country? A honeymoon in Senegal may suit you perfectly. You will be surprised at all the wonders that this part of the African continent has in store for you.
Senegal, a sunny country
Marriage is one of the most intense moments in a couple’s life. The ceremony is very important, but what is most expected is the honeymoon, which only the bride and groom enjoy. Right after the festivities, they fly directly to a heavenly destination. Why not travel to Senegal? Indeed, this African country is the ideal place not only to spend pleasant moments in love, but also, it makes you enjoy a stay rich in discoveries. In Senegal, the French language is the most used foreign language, which effectively allows you not to get lost even without a guide. This country with high heat also makes you benefit from a sunny climate to tan a little.
What are the places to visit in Senegal?
This African country of which Dakar is the capital has several magnificent places that you must discover during your honeymoon in Senegal .
A trip to a completely different country is always the perfect opportunity to make discoveries of specific places and also a good time to learn a bit of its history. If you go to Senegal, do not forget to visit the island of Gorée. In this place, you will certainly discover more than interesting stories. It is mainly a place where old colonial houses and historic buildings in pastel colors are planted. The memories may be painful, but the story deserves to be known to the world. Right next to it, you can enjoy an impressive view of the ocean and the entire capital.
Lac Rose is most famous because of its waters which are very saline. It is home to a particular algae which owes its name to it: pink lake. It is above all a good opportunity to see men extracting blocks of salt for a whole day. Admiring the colorful canoes carrying white gold seems interesting.
Located more precisely south of Dakar, Saly is a seaside resort that also deserves a visit. The region has wonderful hotels and residences that can accommodate a number of people. Saly is the most important tourist center of the western part of the African continent. Since this resort is on a coast lined with coconut trees, decorated with golden sand, your honeymoon will be simply unforgettable. Anyway, I wish you well.
What are the interesting activities in Senegal?
You won’t be bored during your honeymoon in Senegal. The country is indeed rich in activity. For example, you can start by visiting Lac Rose by getting on one of the magnificent colorful canoes. You can ride a horse to cross the surrounding dunes or to visit the small villages that are located around. Thousands of islands and islets can also be visited on foot, by kayak or by canoe. The most interesting is especially to meet the wildlife of Senegal. For this, you can go on an extraordinary safari aboard a 4×4 car. All you have to do is bring your camera to immortalize all the moments spent in the Fathala and Bandia reserves or even in Niokolo-Koba.
The particularities of Senegal
During your honeymoon in Senegal, you will be especially dazzled by the different cultures that the inhabitants adopt. I strongly advise you to come and discover the different natural attractions of the Senegalese country, their main activities and cuisines.
For example, do you know Wolof? This is the Senegambian language that 45% of the population uses. It is indeed through this language that the inhabitants of Senegal, Gambia and also Mauritania understand each other. Then there is Diola, a language specific to the Nigerien-Congolese, but also by the Senegalese, the inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau and those of Gambia.
In the majority of African countries, music is of unparalleled importance to the people. For the Senegalese in particular, griots and sung stories characterize their genre of music. You will no doubt be surprised by the instruments used such as shells, calabashes or even cow horns.
Do Senegalese like to play sports? Indeed, they have the necessary energy to practice it, but it is above all the infrastructures that are lacking. Football is the most popular sport in all regions. If your habit is to attend a match taking place on a beautiful synthetic field, you will certainly appreciate another more natural facet. Senegalese footballers like to play with equal ardor and pride on a field, with just two wooden stakes as a goal.
Come and discover with your beloved the specialty of Senegal in the kitchen. Their staple foods are rice and millet. Indeed, it is a queen cereal very well known throughout the country. Eaten with fish, beef, mutton or even seafood, this mixture simply has an extraordinary taste. Other recipes are also interesting and tasty, but you will discover everything once on the spot.