Cheapest way to get to Senegal from the US:
Call Thomas Cook travel in Orlando and Las Vegas and find out when they have the cheapest flights to the UK. Sometimes you can get one for $100 out of Vegas. Subscribe to a service that will alert you for cheap flights to Vegas (or Orlando) again, $50 sometimes.
To get to Dakar, ask them how much from France to Dakar, again on TC travel (they are the cheapest of everyone) and then take the train to France, go to the airport and catch a flight directly here.
If you do it right, $500/$1000 round trip, max for the US!
Cheapest way to get to Senegal from the UK:
Call Thomas Cook travel in the UK and ask when their cheapest flight are to Gambia and schedule your vacation during that time. Book a flight from Gambia to Senegal (Air Arik, or Gambia Bird) and we’ll pick you up at the airport!
OR for a direct flight into Dakar (and save the time and money going thru Gambia), simply leave from France. Interestingly enough, Thomas Cook only flies into Senegal thru France, not from the UK.
See you soon!