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Cheap flights to Dakar, Senegal

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Dakar related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Dakar along with the rest of Senegal. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: On July 16, the Government of Senegal announced new restrictions that impact entry into Senegal by foreign nationals. Foreign nationals may now be restricted from entering Senegal if they are not residents of Senegal or a country that is a member of the Economic Community of West African States or meet certain other exemptions. The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have advised against travel to Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. They have also said they will not allow entry to nationals from countries who have restrictions on travel from Senegal. The government have not yet specified which countries they consider fall into these categories. Consult the Senegal Ministry of Tourism for more information. To enter Senegal, all travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, issued at most 7 days before arrival. Travelers without a medical certificate will be subject to medical screening at their own cost. Current testing fees are FCFA 40,000 per passenger, which must be paid in cash at the time of testing. Travelers must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. The form can be found on the Dakar Airport website.. If you are looking to book a trip to Dakar and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Dakar flights by month

January
$1,075
February
$1,132
March
$1,204
April
$1,187
May
$1,247
June
$1,358
July
$1,365
August
$1,349
September
$1,112
October
$1,198
November
$1,058
December
$1,251
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Dakar. Flying to Dakar in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Dakar?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - DSS
Price
$1,058 - $1,702
DSS
Temperature
77 - 87.8 °F
DSS
Rainfall
0 - 7.2 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Dakar, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Dakar, the warmest period tends to be September, with the wettest being August.

Sometimes dusty and often hot, the beauty of Dakar lies in its colorful markets, traditions, its Medina and the constant hum of traffic and Senegalese pop which throbs through the city. If you’re looking for magnificent views, look no further than Les Mamelles where you can see the Cap-Vert Peninsula from above the only two hills in the area. From this vantage point, you can see the Atlantic, cityscape and the African Renaissance Monument (Monument de le Renaissance Africaine) which is bigger than the Statue of Liberty. Local and international music is very much a part of the local culture in the city and for the best in live local artists, a visit to Just 4 U, is a great choice.

The Medina is a series of streets laid out in grids. These narrow walkways offer a busy area where you can see the Grand Mosque and plenty of local color in the form of horse-drawn carts, stoves, open air food stalls and ones selling rugs, art and crafts and techno gadgets. For art and culture, head to the Institut Français to enjoy coffee in the gardens, film shows and exhibitions all year round. Good food is plentiful in Dakar from al fresco fare on Avenue Pompidou, where you can find fish, mutton skewers and rice at very low prices, to La Fourchette, where you can enjoy international cuisine.

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Best Time to Fly to Dakar

The weather is generally warm all year round. The city has a hot, semi-arid climate which means the dry season is much longer than the rainy season. Rain falls from July to October and the rest of the year is dry. Between December and May the weather is warm but not hot with temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However from May to November the weather becomes hot with temperatures reaching 87 degrees. Sea breezes keep the city cooler than much of Africa, all year round. A variety of festivals occur throughout the year, so you might want to plan your vacation to take advantage of the International Arts Festival or traditional dance festival.

Some tourists avoid the area when it is very hot and others during the rainy season so it is possible to get good deals at this time of the year, but not guaranteed. Festival times will see higher accommodations and flight prices as will school vacation periods, the festive season, Islamic holidays and New Year. The rainy season still offers good weather but the rain may deter travelers and taking advantage of deals during this time is prudent.

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Getting around Dakar

Taxis are an inexpensive and safe mode of transport and are available in all parts of the city. The bus system is another good way to get around but if you want to explore Dakar at your own speed, car rental is the best solution.

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