The Bakel Fort

The Bakel Fort, best known as the Faidherbe Fort, was built between 1818 and 1819. This 190-year-old Fort, one of the World Heritage sites, is perched on a hill that overlooks the town and offers a superb panorama and beautiful view on River Senegal. 


One of the most fascinating sights on the Petite Côte is when the fishermen’s multicolored canoes return to unload impressive amounts of fish on the fishing port’s beach area. Saly Portudal is a fish-rich resort where visitors can go game fishing, trolling, casting, and bottom fishing. Depending on the season, the possible catches are sailfish - the prize catch in the area - blue Marlin, white Marlin, shark, tuna, barracuda, etc...  Lovers of the spinning technique can go for amberjacks, horse...

Water sports

There are beaches along the Petite Côte for swimming, sunbathing or water sports: catamaran, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, sea biking, etc….


Senegal’s northern region, where the sea and the river merge together in a...
The Cape Verde peninsula is a piece of beauty past and present, nestled on...
A trip to Casamance is a visit to an enchanting region: a majestic place...
Welcome to Sereer land, a place with Africa’s most fabulous and fantastic ...
There are tall baobab trees on both sides of the way to this unique area...
This is the largest and most landlocked region in the country. The...

Tourism office


Useful website





Download our booklets


Currency converter



Today, March 17, 2018

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy
20 °C

Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK

People Input
Scroll To Top