Dakar and Goree Island

1 Day

During this tour, you will see the difference between the nice residential areas and the popular neighborhoods. Visit the bustling Kermel market where women sell and buy fresh vegetables and seafood or the Tillem market for shopping for fabrics and many other local products.

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Activity
  1. Our team, a driver and tour guide, will meet you at the meeting point and start the city tour.

    We will begin our tour on a scenic drive around the center of the city where we will view Independence place, the presidential palace, and the main cathedral before arriving at the Soumbedioune market and the Mosque de la Revelation.

    During this tour, you will see the difference between the nice residential areas and the popular neighborhoods. Visit the bustling Kermel market where women sell and buy fresh vegetables and seafood or the Tillem market for shopping for fabrics and many other local products.

    We continue to the 2 most popular sites in Dakar: The Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, the highest in West Africa, and the huge Museum of Black Civilization.

    After lunch in a restaurant to taste Senegalese dishes and drinks, we drive a short distance to the port and cruise to Famous Goree Island. Located 20 minutes from Dakar, Goree Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was an important slaves’ transit center before their deportation to America. Listen to the lecture of the curator on slavery in West African in general and the condition of the slaves in Goree in particular then visit the slaves’ house and its door of no return. Wander in the streets and explore the islands meeting and interacting with locals mostly craft men and women making and selling different articles. Cruise back to Dakar where our driver awaits to drive you to your hotel.

Trip Includes:

  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to  listed sites
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