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Travel Guide of Dakar in Senegal by Influencers and Travelers

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. The city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million. The area around Dakar was settled in the 15th century.

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1 - House of Slaves

   6 km away

The House of Slaves and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal.

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2 - Gorée

   6 km away

Île de Gorée is one of the 19 communes d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. It is an 18.2-hectare island located 2 kilometres at sea from the main harbour of Dakar, famous as a destination for people interested in the Atlantic slave trade although its actual role in the history of the slave trade is the subject of dispute.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Dakar

   12 km away

As you choose this tour, the number one thing on your mind is: why should I use this GUIDE instead of the others? Well, I have lived in the USA for over 12 years and all of my tours are SOLELY conducted in ENGLISH. It is not easy to really experience Dakar on your own. You may take a standard city tour. Sure, you will see a lot but, in all probability, the Dakar experience will escape you without the expertise of a knowledgeable guide to show you the hidden spots. As I take you on this popular tour combination, my whole goal is not to make you love DAKAR the way I do, but to make you understand it in order to turn your visit into a long-lasting memory. However, you cannot visit Dakar without seeing Goree island. The last place African Slaves saw before being shipped across the ocean never to return. A visit to the Door-Of-No-Return in the Slave House will give you a sense of why GOREE is the most visited place in the country. PS: REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT WITH YOU.

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4 - Mémorial Gorée-Almadies

   10 km away
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5 - Lake Retba

   27 km away

Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km north-east of the capital, Dakar, in northwest Africa. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.

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6 - Safaris in Dakar

   12 km away

Early in the morning will drive Fathala Reserve When you arrive at the Fathala animal reserve, a forest ranger will inform you of the walk with the Lions, then we will start this sensational and pleasant adventure, with the escort of the rangers... Lunch in the park or on the road....Enjoy a Lion Adventure – a once in a lifetime experience. Take the opportunity to interact with lions and accompany them on foot. An unparalleled experience that offers insight into the behaviour of this species, with lots of photo opportunities. An optional lion cubs visit if available for those who dare to take part (paid locally).

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7 - Bandia

   48 km away
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