When is the best time to go to Senegal?

When is the best time to go to Senegal? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Senegal, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, November and December
  • The weather is good all year in Dakar
  • On average, the warmest months in Dakar are July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Dakar, Saly Portudal, Joal Fadiouth, Louga, Saint-Louis, Lompoul, M'bour and Somone, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Dakar are June, July, August, September, October and November

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Cap Vert-Thies
Dakar, Saly Portudal, Joal Fadiouth...

January, February, March, April, May, June, July and December
77°F to 99°F°C
0 to 3 days
68°F to 83°F
August, September, October and November
85°F to 101°F°C
0 to 9 days
79°F to 85°F

Cap Skirring, Kolda (Casamance), Kafountine...

January, March, April, May, June and December
81°F to 110°F°C
0 to 4 days
74°F to 83°F
February, October and November
83°F to 103°F°C
0 to 7 days
74°F to 85°F
July, August and September
85°F to 95°F°C
7 to 21 days

Central of Senegal
Sokone, Koungheul, Saloum Delta National Park...

January and December
85°F to 99°F°C
0 day
74°F to 77°F
February, July, September and November
85°F to 103°F°C
0 to 13 days
70°F to 85°F
March, April, May, June, August and October
83°F to 110°F°C
0 to 15 days
68°F to 85°F

North of Senegal
Matam, Saint-Louis, Louga...

January, February, March and December
92°F to 103°F°C
0 day
68°F to 76°F
April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
94°F to 110°F°C
0 to 7 days
70°F to 85°F

South East of Senegal
Tambacounda, Kedougou, Niokolo-Koba National Park...

January and December
97°F to 99°F°C
0 day
February, October and November
95°F to 103°F°C
0 to 5 days
March, April, May, June, July and September
90°F to 110°F°C
0 to 18 days
88°F to 92°F°C
13 to 21 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Senegal for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Senegal by cities

Chargement en cours
Cap Vert-Thies Cap Vert-Thies Casamance Casamance Central Central North North South East South East

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Temperatures and rainfall in Senegal

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Senegal and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Dakar, Cap Skirring, Saly Portudal, Tambacounda and Joal Fadiouth, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Senegal

Find out when Senegal has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Senegal

The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Senegal is high in: January, February and December.

  • Very low season in Senegal: May, June and September.
  • Low season in Senegal: March, April, July, August, October and November.
  • High season in Senegal: January and February.
  • Peak season in Senegal: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Senegal month by month

Average price for flights to Senegal

A return flight between London and Dakar is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 473 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 352 more for your airline ticket to Dakar if you go in august.

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Where to go in Senegal?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Cap Skirring86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F
Saly Portudal92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F88°F88°F90°F95°F95°F94°F
Joal Fadiouth92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F88°F88°F90°F95°F95°F94°F
Kolda (Casamance)99°F103°F108°F110°F108°F104°F95°F90°F92°F97°F101°F99°F
Niokolo-Koba National Park99°F103°F106°F108°F106°F103°F94°F88°F90°F95°F99°F97°F
Saloum Delta National Park85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F


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What can I do in Senegal?

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Is this weather information for Senegal reliable?

Climate data for Senegal has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Senegal allows us to determine the average for each month in Dakar, Cap Skirring, Saly Portudal, Tambacounda, Joal Fadiouth, Kafountine, Kedougou, Kolda (Casamance), and 11 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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