Senegal Security Services

Senegal Secure Transportation Services and Executive protection

ETS Risk Management can provide local executive protection and security transport services in Dakar, and across Senegal. Our Dakar Security team provides a range of personal security, executive protection, and armed security support through police or military escorts.


  • Licensed Executive Protection Personnel

  • Local Security drivers

  • Translators

  • Non-Armored Vehicles

  • Site Security Survey

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Secure Airport Transfers in Dakar

ETS can facilitate security airport transfers in Dakar to provide business and NGO travelers safe and secure movement. We have a range of vehicle options, all with security drivers in Dakar, and our executive protection officers in Dakar can facilitate a secure meet and greet service and escort into the hotel on arrival.

Secure airport transfers and secure transportation in Dakar can be booked online. Please visit ExecSecure® or alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to one of our team, contact us.

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Senegal Security Overview

The biggest threat in Dakar and across Senegal is traffic incident e.g. Road Traffic Crash. The US State Department says: ‘Vehicle accidents are the main threat to U.S. travelers. Risk of vehicle accidents increases at night. Poor traffic markers; changing traffic patterns; the presence of animals or people in the road; and random, unannounced road construction confuse even the most experienced drivers. Many local drivers are aggressive, unpredictable, and untrained. Local vehicles may be in poor working conditions and often do not meet U.S. safety standards’. OSAC State Department

Opportunistic street crime, both violent (mugging) and non-violent (pickpocketing, and snatching) are extremely common. Criminals use mopeds to steal from pedestrians in all neighborhoods of Dakar. Scams are frequent.

Terrorism in West Africa is an overarching risk and currently Senegal is rated as a Medium Threat. The UK FCO summarizes the risk of terrorism as follows:

‘Terrorist groups in West Africa have demonstrated their capability and intent by mounting attacks in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali since late 2015 and 2016. Targets have included leisure facilities, beach resorts, hotels, cafes and restaurants visited by foreigners. Be especially vigilant in these locations. Senegal contributes to the UN peacekeeping initiative in Mali (MINUSMA) and is therefore considered a legitimate target by terrorist groups including Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) and their associated groups. JNIM mainly operate in the Sahel.The Sahel region includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad but the threat may extend to other neighbouring countries, including Senegal, and the wider region due to the porous nature of the borders and the desire from these groups to demonstrate capability and influence across the wider region’. UK FCO

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Senegal

Is business travel safe in Senegal?2024-04-09T03:22:08-04:00

Yes, business travel can be safe in Senegal, however security measures should be considered.  Petty crimes and serious organized crime is a concern.  Foreign visitors should remain aware at Leopold Sedar International Airport,  illegal taxis collecting travelers for extortion is possible.

Having a team of security specialists meet you at the airport will significantly reduce the risk.  A security driver will always clearly identify themselves.  Ensure their details match the information you have been provided.

Can Security be armed in Senegal?2020-09-18T07:40:28-04:00

No, private security teams cannot be armed unless a special dispensation is granted from the government. Usually a good security plan, secure transport and an unarmed close protection officer is used to ensure a safe visit.

Can armored vehicles legally be utilized in Senegal?2024-03-29T08:31:07-04:00

Armored vehicles are not routinely used in Senegal because they are difficult to source and therefore expensive.  Many travelers prefer to utilize soft-skinned SUVs or sedans and a security driver to improve their journey risk management.

Do I need private security when traveling in Senegal?2024-03-29T08:28:52-04:00

Yes, private security is advised when travelling in Senegal as a result of certain risks within the region.   Having a local security driver to navigate around potential trouble spots will significantly improve safety.

Is it safe for females to travel in Senegal?2024-03-29T08:26:07-04:00

Yes, Senegal can be safe for female travelers as long as they identify the risks and follow travel safety advice.  Read our article Travel Safety Advice for Female Travelers.

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