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Flights to Bakel

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Bakel is a town in eastern Senegal, located along the Senegal River near the border with Mali and Mauritania. It's a good choice for travellers interested in a less-visited destination. Bakel has a long history dating back centuries. The town was a key trading post on the Senegal River, and its strategic location made it a target for French colonial expansion. Fort Bakel, built in the early 19th century, is a reminder of this period. You can also visit the house where René Caillié, a famous French explorer, stayed before he attempted to reach Timbuktu. Bakel sits on the Senegal River, offering opportunities for boat trips and relaxation along the waterfront. The surrounding area has gentle hills, which can be explored for scenic views. If you're interested in a historical and relaxing destination with a local feel, Bakel could be a good fit for your trip.

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Airports near Bakel

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Bakel. Here's 4 airports that serve Bakel.

Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport

Located approximately 400 kilometres away from Bakel, this is the closest international airport. It is a modern airport with various international and regional flights.


Ziguinchor Airport

If you prefer a regional airport, Ziguinchor Airport is a good option. It is located around 500 kilometres from Bakel and offers domestic flights within Senegal and some regional flights.


Banjul International Airport

Although it is located in neighboring Gambia, Banjul International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Bakel. It is approximately 600 kilometres away and offers international flights to various destinations.


Bamako-Sénou International Airport

If you are willing to take a longer drive or a connecting flight, Bamako-Sénou International Airport in Mali is an option. It is around 800 kilometres away from Bakel and offers international flights to several destinations.

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Using BNPL for your flights to Bakel gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Bakel

Discovering the many attractions of Bakel can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Explore the Historic Fort of Bakel

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Senegal as you tour the ancient Fort of Bakel, a testament to the country's colonial past.

Experience the Breathtaking Senegal River

Embark on a thrilling boat ride along the Senegal River, taking in the stunning natural beauty of Bakel and its surrounding landscapes.

Discover the Unique Culture at Local Villages

Dive into the vibrant culture of Bakel by visiting local villages, where you can interact with friendly locals, sample traditional Senegalese cuisine, and witness the colourful, rhythmic dance performances.

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