Senegal is a land of flat plains, with the foothills of Fouta Djallon in the south-east, and the Bambouk Mountains bordering with Mali. You’ll also find dazzling beaches, deltas and bustling cities to explore. Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj is a spectacular site for bird watchers with around 30 species recorded so far, such as pelicans, waders and pink flamingos. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Petite Côte and Cap Skiring, and then why not try some Senegalese food with ceebu jen, the official dish of rice and fish, or Maafe, a rice dish with meat and a peanut-based sauce? Walk across Pont Faidherbe, in Saint Louis, and take in the metal arches designed by Gustav Eiffel, and then see the governor’s palace and the cathedral in Place Faidherbe. For a completely different pace, visit the capital, Dakar, with its busy markets and buzzing nightlife.