Travel tips and flights
The experienced traveller will confirm this: preparation is everything, in particular for intercontinental travelling.
Cap Skirring is located in the most southern and greenest province of Senegal. Nature is tropical and it stays green the whole year.
We know two seasons in the Casamance:
- The dry season, which is the best for travelling, from October to June. Nights can be rather cool, especially in January and February, so we advise you to bring a sweater or pullover.
The wet or rainy season, from July until October, where temperatures rise high as well as humidity. Less comfortable to travel unless you like a lot of adventure.
There are different possibilities to get to Cap Skirring:
Direct flights from most of the big European cities to Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Search the websites for cheap tickets
Then you have different possibilities:
- Flight from Dakar to Cap Skirring or Ziguinchor (main city of the Casamance and one hour drive away from ‘la Tortue Bleue’): Transair provides 2 flights daily which take 35 minutes.
- Ferry from Dakar to Ziguinchor: a superb way to enter the Casamance over sea, a perfect opportunity to get to start your holiday and distress. Four times a week,
- For the real adventurers: travel by road, one full day of driving, passing through Gambia
- Whatever you prefer, we are available to accompany you on the transfer, just ask… organization and prices on demand.
- Flight to Banjul, Gambia. There you take a car and drive another couple of hours. Organization and prices on demand.
You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the planned return trip. You won’t need any visa.
The local currency is CFA – céfa. Officially it is referred to as BCEAO Franc (Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) and often abbreviated as XOF.
One cfa is about € 0,0015.
One euro will buy you about 650 cfa. 1000 cfa is about €1,50.
It is easy to change Euros in local stores or the bank.
An ATM is available in the village, a credit card will provide you money. But this is Africa: bring enough cash to cover your expenses, you never know if the machine is working.
It’s important to check with the appropriate health agency before you travel to Senegal, for the necessary vaccinations as well as other issues that are important to your health in Senegal.