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Our pro tips in Senegal

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Our pro tips in Senegal


Even if the country is largely French-speaking, it is certain that mastering a few words of Wolof drawn from our Senegal lexicon will attract immediate sympathy. Attitude side, we have listed some tips to blend in with the decor. If it is a flagship product of Senegalese culture, it is shea butter obtained from crushed nuts. It is said to be protective and nourishing as much as tasty in cooking. To cool off on the terrace lulled by the sound of a kora or during lively evenings, bissap is a succulent and super healthy drink made from hibiscus. With a beautiful red color, it is consumed in iced or fresh tea.

The feast of Senegalese cuisine


With seabed also full of fish, fishery products are available in many subtly spicy dishes and very often accompanied by rice. The cereals present on the Senegalese table are millet, Casamance fomio and sorghum with which tasty dumplings are made. To taste as much as to sip, don't miss the yam fries, a lemon yassa chicken and thiou, a delicious stew. Apart from the famous bissap, the local beers are quite light and Casamance produces a popular palm wine. As for memories, most of what is to be brought back from the Ségénal will be colored like these incredible paintings in sand, these paintings under glass, pottery, basketry, weavings and other baobab jams.

To listen, to see, to read


The cradle of the French-speaking world, Senegal has a great profusion of remarkable authors to read urgently from the plane. Of course, the work of the poet Léopold Sédar Senghor constitutes an introduction to the soul of the country, but given the great current changes, more current authors like Mariama Bâ will no doubt have your preference. On the screens, even as digital everywhere prevails, good Senegalese films exist and we have selected the ones that must be seen. On the playlist side, Youssou N’Dour and Ismaël Lô are essential, but it would be a shame to miss Wasis Diop and Baba Maal.