Senegal Tribal Dancers


I spent 10 days working in Dakar but couldn’t get out of the city to look for wildlife. The only mammal I saw was an epauletted fruit bat species flapping around the gardens of Le Meridien hotel, but I couldn’t get a good look at it.

Community Reports

Senegal, 2024: Samuel Marlin, 10 days & 27 species including African Manatee, Red-flanked Duiker and Patas Monkey.

Senegal and The Gambia, 2023: Romain Bocquier with 14 species including African Manatee and Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin in Senegal.

Senegal, 2023:  Pictus Safaris, 6 days & 22 species including West African Manatee, Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin and Red-flanked Duiker.

Senegal, 2019: Dominique Brugiere, 16 days and some good mammals including Pale Fox, Gambian Mongoose, Patas Monkey and African Manatee.

Senegal, 2019: Richard Webb, 12 days & 19 mammals including Patas MonkeyGuinea Baboon and Pale Fox.

Niokolo-Koba National Park, 2018: Tim Clode, 2 weeks & 24 species including Honey Badger, Red-flanked Duiker and Patas Monkey.

Senegal, 2017: Jon Lehmberg, 2 weeks & 22 species including African Giant Shrew, Patas Monkey and Pallid Fox.

Senegal, 2017: Cheryl Antonucci, 2 weeks & 19 species including Patas MonkeyLord Derby’s Eland and African Manatee.

Gambia and Senegal 2006: Mark Hows, 2 weeks & 16 species.

Gambia and Senegal 2006: Jeroen Verhoeff, 25 days and some nice mammals.

Also See

Daan Drukker’s excellent Field Guide to West African Squirrels and Anomalures, with downloadable sound recordings, March 2023

Bats in Senegal (Nov 2009)

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