The Republic of Senegal lies in West Africa and borders several countries, including Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania. Furthermore, Senegal surrounds Gambia. The country is situated in a transition zone between desert and savannah and has various climates a result. Northern Senegal has a warm desert climate, central Senegal has a semi-arid climate and the southern part of Senegal has a tropical savannah climate. The best time to travel to Senegal is between December and the end of January. In these months you will avoid the worst heat and most of the monsoon season. Senegal has a lot to offer: the country is home to beautiful nature, a vast salt lake and some of the finest beaches in Africa. Whatever you plan to do in Senegal, it is important to be aware of the risks of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in Senegal. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and what else you can do to prepare for a healthy trip to this versatile country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Senegal vaccinations: the most common risks
In Senegal, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Senegal and read which specific vaccinations you require.