Country Nr 7 – Senegal – visiting the beautiful yet sad island of Goree

Country 7/196: Senegal
Destination: Dakar

In comparison to Mali, Senegal is a much safer and tourist-friendly destination. Dakar is a modern city. We loved the lively atmosphere, the friendly people, and the lovely streets filled with love, music, dance, and laughter.

We took some time to visit the famous Goree Island, which is known for its stunning nature, beautiful colonial architecture, and its sad history. Visiting the world-renowned House of Slaves was a truly heartbreaking experience. 🙁

Environmental issues

Desertification caused by overgrazing, uncontrolled cutting of forests for fuel, and soil erosion from over-cultivation is one of the most pressing environmental concerns in Senegal. Deforestation is a major issue in itself as trees are the one natural remedy against global warming. Deforestation also causes biodiversity loss. The country’s wildlife populations are threatened by poaching and overfishing. The city of Dakar is experiencing typical urban problems, such as improper sanitation and air pollution.

Found lots of LOVE in Senegal. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥

We loved Senegal and we recommend visiting this charming country.

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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