Visa: No longer needed
Border: We crossed at Diamma. No extra funds required however they will not stamp your carnet at the border. They give you a pass for driving for 48 hours, and your carnet needs to be stamped in Dakar port. This is free and no hassle when you find the right office! On the way through to Dakar, we were stopped repeatedly for this to be checked and the fines, if caught after the 48 hours, are apparently steep! Location for Douane at the port is on Tracks for Africa,
Insurance: We bought insurance for every country in West Africa for two months for 70 Euro. There is a small shack behind the customs office where a very nice old man will give you this. It is a carte brune.
Diesel: 650 CFA/L
Saint Louis: Zebrabar - Well known overlanding spot with vaguely warm showers and nice Swiss owners. Set within a national park - relatively pricey as need to pay national park fees as well but a nice base with bar and restaurant.
Dakar: Hotel du Phare - Nice hotel 35000CFA for a large room with three beds and bathroom with hot water. Nice terrace up top - beware late night parties!
Lac Rose: Hotel la Calao - Good campsites, lots of mosquitos, lovely pool and bar, situated on the other side of the lake from big dunes. 9000 CFA 14.82987 -17.23179
Palmarin: Djidjak - Nice campsite run by French couple. Camping under big shady trees, walking distance to the beach with bar and restaurant with internet. 7000 CFA 14.02413 -16.76803
Ziguinchor: Camping Casamance - GPS W 16.248.50 N 12.570.75. Nice campsite in a run down town, good base for visas and going in Guinea Bissau. Cold showers. 7000 CFA
Tambaconda : Oasis - stayed in the car park for a hotel with use of shower and toilet for pool. Safe. 7500 CFA. 13.77423 -13.69258
Kedougou: Relais de Kedougou - Allowed to camp in the car park with use of toilets. No shower. 5000CFA. Excellent internet. 12.54968 -12.18420