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What to do in Senegal: The Country where Fighting is More Popular than Football!



Located on the west coast of Africa, Senegal is a country full of history, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes. It is famous for being one of the most stable and welcoming destinations in West Africa.

 



To begin our tour, we go to Dakar, the country's bustling capital, where modernity meets tradition. Next, we go to Gorée Island, a UNESCO heritage site and a symbol of the history of slavery. The third stop is the Saloum Delta National Park, one of the best birdwatching locations in Africa. We cannot forget the impressive Pink Lake, where the waters change color due to the high concentration of salt. And finally, the Niokolo-Koba National Park, which is an incredible biodiversity reserve.

 


The official language of Senegal is French, but several African languages are also spoken. The local currency is the West African CFA franc, and Brazilians do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days.


Talking a little about the socio-economic and political situation, Senegal is a stable democratic republic with a growing tourism sector. The economy is also driven by agriculture and fishing.

 

And now, the curiosity of the title! Did you know that in Senegal, wrestling is more popular than football? That's right, folks. Senegalese wrestling, or "Laamb", is a national sport that combines physical fighting and wrestling techniques with mystical and spiritual elements.

 

How incredible, isn't it? What did you think of Senegal and this curiosity about wrestling?


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