Sean Connolly

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Sean Connolly first got a taste of independent travel in 2004 and has been finding ways to live, study, work, or simply backpack internationally ever since. He first travelled to Africa as a student in 2008 and has been returning to the continent regularly to research, teach English or simply soak up the ambiance in Africa’s countless little-visited corners ever since. He’s been poring over maps since before he could read them and working with Bradt Guides since 2011, for whom he has updated or contributed to guides to Somaliland, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Uruguay, Sierra Leone, Gabon and two editions of Rwanda, along with authoring the new 1st and 2nd editions of the Bradt Guide to Senegal. Raised in Chicago and educated in New York, Sean stays on the move whenever possible, though lately you’ll most often find him in Berlin. Sean is also on Instagram. View his profile here.

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Senegal’s natural wonders

Senegal is awash with delights for the nature lover, ranging from vast mangrove-clad deltas to bird-rich national parks. 


Senegal’s best urban experiences

From lively fishing ports and historic islands to a capital city packed with dance-til-dawn bars, Senegal offers a wealth of fantastic urban experiences. 


Senegal’s cultural highlights

There’s perhaps no finer destination in West Africa for purveyors of the arts than Senegal.