Dakar - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Before I went to Dakar, people who had lived there told me I would never befriend any locals. However, my experience was quite the opposite. I made really good local friends, and was invited to baptisms and local religious celebrations. - Jul 2020

It is very easy to make friends with locals. The Senegalese are tolerant, open-minding, and extremely welcoming: “teranga” is a word you will learn about quickly. You'll most likely get invited to celebrate Tabaski or other local holidays - go and enjoy! - Dec 2019

Yes, senegalese are very friendly people. It's one of the best things here! - Dec 2018

The locals are pretty friendly, but again be vigilant. - Dec 2018

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