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In Senegal we provide international relocations by sea and air, pet relocation, local moves, office moves and storage. We also provide an essential import and export service by sea and air, for international AID agencies.


Worldwide Movers Africa (Senegal) was established in August 2014 and quickly became the moving company of choice.

Founded on customer service, hard work, dedication and staff training our business continues to grow and has an excellent reputation for good communication and quality service.

Our dedicated team are knowledgeable, experienced and have extensive removal skills. We have comprehensive export/import, freight and customs formalities abilities.

Our team attend annual workshops and overseas conferences with agency network partners. We are proud of our reputation as Africa’s Gold Standard of the relocation industry.

Guy Shepherd


Guy has lived and worked in Africa for many decades, starting in Madagascar, where he raised his family. Guy has since extended into Senegal, where he has also built a highly professional team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the group and is well known throughout the industry.


Population: Approximately 16 million people.

Capital: Dakar

Language: French (official) plus ethnic languages, including Wolof, Pulaar, and Serer, widely spoken.

Political System: Democratic republic with a multi-party political system.

GDP (Gross Domestic Product): c. US$31 billion.

GDP per Capita: Approximately $1,710

Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF). It is

Senegal has various ethnic groups, including the Wolof, Pulaar (Fula), Serer, Jola, and Mandinka. It has a rich history influenced by various empires and European colonialism. It gained independence from France in 1960.

Senegal's economy is diverse, with sectors such as agriculture, services, and industry. The country has been investing in infrastructure projects to support economic growth.

Islam is the main religion in Senegal, with a majority of the population being Sunni Muslims. There are also Christian and traditional African religious communities.

Senegal has a vibrant cultural scene, with traditional music, dance, and art playing a big role. The country is known for its international music festivals and rich musical heritage.

Senegal attracts tourists with its cultural heritage, historical sites, and natural attractions, wildlife reserves and national parks. The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as is Gorée Island, whose historical significance relates to the slave trade.

Football (soccer) is a popular sport in Senegal, and the national team has gained recognition on the international stage.

Senegal with its history of pain and joy can engross the curious and delight the adventurous. With its startling light and shade, Senegal is a photographer’s paradise. Armed with patience, a little humour and some French, you will find the people invariably courteous and hospitable. pegged to the Euro.


Mobile phone and internet

Mobile phone and internet providers include Orange Senegal, Expresso Senegal and Free Senegal.

Getting around and orientation

Our City Orientation Tour provides a safe and friendly way to get to know your new home. We help you to find what you need and make your initial settling-in period a little easier. We are happy to drive you and show you some key places. Or, you can drive your own car to get accustomed to driving in local city traffic.

Ndiaga Ndiaye are shared vans/minibuses used in cities and on longer routes between towns commonly used by locals.

Horse-Drawn Carriages, Calèches, are a unique, traditional way to explore especially in tourist areas.

Senegal has several waterways, and ferries operate in the Casamance region, between islands and along the Senegal River.

The Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar is a major hub for domestic and international flights.

Car rapides, brightly coloured minibuses operate on set routes within cities and are popular for short distances.

Taxis can be hailed on the street in urban areas. In cities like Dakar, taxis are often yellow.

Motorcycle taxis, jakartas, are a great way to get through traffic, especially in crowded areas.

Bicycle taxis, clandos, are good for short journeys and are common in both urban and rural areas.

Major cities and airports have several car rental agencies - driving is on the right side of the road.

Affordable buses operate in urban areas. Dakar Dem Dikk is a major public transportation company.

Where to live

Almadies is at the westernmost tip of the Dakar Peninsula on the coast. It is known for its upscale residences, restaurants, bars, and beaches. Many expats, diplomats, and affluent locals reside in Almadies.

Les Almadies Extension offers similar amenities, upscale housing and a high standard of living and is also popular with expats.

Les Almadies Ouakam has a mix of housing options and amenities, including schools, supermarkets, and recreational facilities.

Mermoz in the western part of Dakar is also relatively upscale and offers a mix of housing, including apartments and villas. It is close to international schools and has a vibrant expatriate community.

Fann Résidence has tree-lined streets and upscale residences. It is centrally and offers easy access to shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Ngor on the coast coastal has a relaxed atmosphere, beaches and waterfront restaurants. Perfect for expats looking for a laid-back lifestyle.

Plateau is the central business district of Dakar. It has corporate offices, government buildings, and embassies. Plateau also has residential areas and is popular among expatriates working in the city centre.


Look for international schools that follow recognised curricula, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) or British or American educational systems.

International School of Dakar (ISD): International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP) International School of Dakar

Dakar Academy: (American) Dakar Academy

International School of Senegal (ISS): IB, PYP, MYP, DP International School of Senegal

SIPS International School: IB, PYP, MYP SIPS International School

Ecole Internationale de Dakar (EID): (French) Ecole Internationale de Dakar

Lycée Français Jean Mermoz: (French) Lycée Français Jean Mermoz

Ensure that the schools are accredited by relevant educational authorities or international accreditation bodies.

Consider the curriculum offered by the school and whether it aligns with your child's educational needs and future plans.

Check the school's facilities, resources, and extracurricular activities to ensure a well-rounded education.

Aim for accommodation and schooling within a sensible commute!


Stay safe, be aware of your surroundings and take precautions.

Research: Learn about the city and which areas are safe. Stay updated on local news and events, travel advisories or safety alerts issued for the city.

Accommodation: Use reputable well-reviewed accommodations. Look for good security measures. Use reliable booking platforms to ensure your reservation is legitimate.

Transport: Use licensed and reputable transport options. Avoid travelling alone late at night and use well-lit and busy routes.

Avoid Risky Areas: Be cautious in unfamiliar or poorly lit areas, especially at night.

Personal Belongings: Keep your belongings secure. Use anti-theft backpacks or money belts. Be cautious with flashy jewellery, expensive gadgets and large amounts of cash.

Contacts: Contact locals or expats who can give you guidance. Share your plans with someone you trust. Know the local emergency numbers (police, medical, fire). Carry a list of contacts, including the nearest embassy or consulate.

ITC: Use secure Wi-Fi connections and consider using a VPN. Keep your devices charged and have a backup power source.

Language: Learn some basic phrases in the local language, especially those for seeking help or directions.

Cultural Sensitivity: Respect local customs and traditions. Dress modestly in areas where it is appropriate.

Health Precautions: Be aware of health risks and take necessary vaccinations. Carry necessary medications and know the location of local medical facilities.

Trust Your Instincts: If a situation feels uncomfortable, remove yourself from it. Trust your instincts and be cautious about accepting invitations or assistance from strangers.


How are moving costs calculated?

Moving costs are based on factors such as:

The volume and weight of your belongings

Whether your belongings are being shipped by air, sea or road (or a combination)

Your origin and destination

Any special requirements you have such as crating for art work

Ease of access to your property

Additional services requested

Please provide our surveyor and operations manager with as much information as possible.

We use the assessment made by our surveyor and the information you provide to calculate your quote.

Why do I need a Survey?

As each move is unique our service usually begins with a survey. Our surveyor will estimate the volume of goods to be shipped and the materials needed. He will listen carefully to any special instructions or requests you may have. He will also make an assessment of the property checking for any access issues (narrow gates or height restrictions) and look at lift access and staircases.

Do you provide packing services?

We have teams of highly experienced professional packers

We use high quality and appropriate materials to protect and pack your belongings

* You should not pack your own belongings

Many countries will not allow entry of goods that have been packed by their owners (PBO). This ensures no prohibited items are shipped with your belongings.

Any boxes labelled PBO are very likely to be opened and searched by customs officials

Our teams will produce a detailed packing list which they will ask you to sign

Are there any items you cannot move?

We do not ship prohibited goods, such as:

Ivory or furs, drugs, weapons, hazardous materials or perishable items.

Each location has its own export and import regulations. Our teams will be able to advise.

We do not pack keys or passports (you will need those)

It is recommended that you carry any small high value items, such as jewellery, rather than having it shipped with your goods

Is my shipment insured during the move?

Your normal household insurance is unlikely to cover your goods in transit.

We offer protection cover for your move including marine insurance.

Your shipment may be insured by your origin agent if you are importing your goods to us.

It is very important that you complete a detailed valued inventory of your goods as one box may contain items of much greater value than another.

Please read our terms and conditions for information on liability.

How should I prepare for the move?

It helps if you are organised.....

Make sure you have applied for any visas or permissions you will need and have your passports up to date and ready

Dispose of or sell any items you do not wish to take

Separate items to be shipped from those to remain

Separate items to be shipped by air and those to be shipped by sea (if appropriate)

Label or attach stickers to the items to be packed

Organise school books or your children's much loved toys

How long will it take to move my belongings to my new home?

From start to finish the entire moving process has a number of steps:

Survey - please book your survey as far in advance as is practical

Quote - once your survey is done our team will contact shipping line and destination agents. Once all this information is in and collated we can provide you with a quote/estimate.


Packing dates - we can be very busy especially at peak packing time in the summer months. We will always aim to pack on or close to your preferred dates when possible

Transport to port

Export clearing

Loading onto shipping vessel

Transit by sea or air - this can take a day to several weeks. We can give an estimated time of arrival (ETA) to help you with planning. However, many things affect the transit time and are out of our control: technical issues, weather, international incidents, port congestion etc. Your shipment is tracked and the ETA adjusted accordingly.

Offloading from the vessel

Import clearing

Transport to storage or your new home

Unpacking and debris removal

What other costs might I expect to incur?

We will provide you with a comprehensive and detailed quote for our services which should highlight any exclusions.

DUTY AND TAX: Customs/import duty is imposed when people bring goods into a country. Duty can vary widely depending on the country and its specific customs regulations. Personal belongings and household goods are sometimes duty free or have a reduced rate. Exemptions or reductions may apply to some individuals, such as expatriates on short-term assignments and diplomats. Depending on the country there may be other taxes and levys charged on your shipment.

A customs declaration including a detailed inventory, packing list, and relevant identification documents is crucial for smooth customs clearance. Some countries may require additional documents, such as a visa, work permit, or proof of residence. We can provide guidance on the documentation required and potential duty implications.

DEMURRAGE: Demurrage is charged by a shipowner for any delay in loading/unloading a vessel or returning the container beyond the allowed free time. Delays can arise for many reasons including port congestion, customers not presenting the required paperwork on time etc

Free time is generally about 5 days for an air import and 7 days for a sea import (including weekends and holidays). Charges are calculated on a daily rate for each day beyond the free time.

We are unable to include demurrage charges in our quote as they vary. You, your origin agent or your company are usually responsible for paying demurrage. It is important for us to know who to contact so that they can be paid efficiently, the container is released and further unnecessary charges are not incurred.


Inspections - Your shipment may be selected for inspection or X-Ray by officials for which there will be an additional fee.

Storage - We are able to store your household goods for you if for example your new home is not ready. We charge warehouse handling and storage for this service.

Handyman - We offer other services such as a handyman if you need other work such as putting up curtains, electrical work, assembly of IKEA furniture and so on....

Out of Hours - Additional may be incurred if you require us to work after hours, on weekends or public holidays.

Can you relocate my pets?

International relocation of pets involves careful planning and adherence to regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of your furry friends.

We have moved many pets all over the world including USA, UK, many EU countries, New Zealand, Australia, Cyprus, Thailand, Singapore....

Pet import requirements and regulations vary and some countries have strict rules and timelines to which you must adhere.

Ensure that your pet has a compliant microchip registered with your contact information.

Visit your veterinarian well in advance and ensure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations required by the destination country. Give parasite treatments according to the regulations of the destination country. Obtain a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian shortly before travel.

An import permit may be required by the destination country. Obtain the necessary permits and ensure compliance with any waiting periods. Be aware of any quarantine requirements in the destination country.

You will need an IATA and airline-approved travel crate that provides enough space for your pet to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. Familiarise your pet with the crate before travel. Include familiar items like blankets or toys in the travel crate (but no choking hazards). Ensure access to water and any necessary medications during the journey.

We organise the door-to-door relocation of pets, from collection at your residence, booking with the airline, airport procedures and processing, arranging a destination agent and hand over or delivery to your new home. We select an airline we trust with experience in transporting pets. We consider the travel time, any transfers and their location so that we choose the best route for the comfort and safety of your pet/s. Some airlines have specific pet travel programs.

You will need to provide original copies of all your pets documents. We will also need your old and new address and contact information.

NB: Do not give your pet any sedative or calming medications/supplements - these can have devastating affects at altitude. We will refuse to ship your animal if we suspect it is sedated.

We can also relocate other animals and always adhere to regulations. If your pet is CITES listed you will need to provide the correct paperwork.


Dear Charles and William,

We would like to thank you, all of you, for the very good job you have done. Your team, this morning, was efficient and competent. We will have the pleasure to work with you again. Thank you very much.

Kindest regards Helene

Why Choose Us?

With over 30 years of experience on the African Continent, Worldwide Movers Africa has the knowledge and dedication needed to successfully move your belongings.


Contact Details

Tel: +221 338 606 000
Mobile" +221 777 279
Tel (UK): +44 7580 113245


Worldwide Movers Senegal
Cite Yoff Palene Residence no. 7.


B.P. 38207,
Dakar Yoff,

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