Senegal stands sentinel for West Africa, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. It may be a small country by African standards, but its many nature reserves and sites of historical importance make it a must for visitors to the continent.
(in French) Five times the size of France, covering 2,345,400 square kilometres and stretching from the Gulf of Guinea in the west to the Great Lakes in the east, from the Sudanese savannas of the north to the Copperbelt in the south, the DRC is a patchwork of landscapes and peoples.
(in French) Who can resist the balmy nights of Gammarth, La Marsa and Sidi Bou Said, perfumed by the scent of flowering jasmine and mimosas, or the magical sight of the lights all along the coastline reflected in the Bay of Tunis, or the wild beauty of the Djerid, with its salt lakes glittering like frost in the baking summer sun?
From the Baoule territory, at the heart of Cote d'Ivoire, to the Agni Kingdom forests in the East, from Senoufos country in the North to the high mountains of Yacouba country in the West, from the old trading posts of the coast to ancient capitals, this nation of sixty tribes is an inexhaustible treasure trove of tradition, folklore, colour and sound.
Despite its small size, Togo offers many marvels like the natural Akrowa waterfall in Badou, the blue waters of the Golf of Benin, the Koutammakou landscape classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The island of plenty! This string of islands deserves its reputation for tourism of excellence: the often-deserted beaches of white sand, coral reefs teeming with life, unique fauna and flora are all on offer.