Originally Posted by AiniA
Curious to know if anyone has sailed to Senegal and Gambia and if so whether they are worth a visit on the way from South Africa
to the Caribbean?
you are going to have a tough time getting to the west coast
on a passage
from cape town
without a lot of motorsailing.
from personal experince reaching the cape verde's was difficult on a passage
from ct-st helena-mindanao.
assuming you can get that far east,casamance,river gambia,sini saloum and dakar yc are worth stops.
petty theft is a problem and genarally you will need a guard for the boat and dinghy
around banjul town and dakar if you go in the main port.
malaria,dengue fever and corrupt officials are the norm rather than the exception!
lots of info on the net,see noonsite.com for up to date country info.
not a stop for the faint hearted,but well worth a visit for the seasoned traveler