Senegal is a nation in Western Africa. With the Atlantic Ocean toward the west, Senegal has Guinea-Bissau toward the south, Guinea toward the southeast, Mali toward the east, and Mauritania toward the north. The Gambia is just about an enclave of Senegal in the western coast. The atmosphere here is tropical; hot, muggy; stormy season (May to November) has solid southeast breezes; dry season (December to April) ruled by hot, dry, harmattan wind; Natural perils: swamps regularly overwhelmed; occasional dry seasons.