Things to do in Dakar

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    Island of Gorée

    Island of Gorée

    Ranked #1 overall in Dakar things to do
    9.88 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Gorée is a tiny, car-free island off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal. It’s known for its role in the 15th- to 19th-century Atlantic slave trade. On the narrow streets, ...

  • 2
    African Renaissance Monument

    African Renaissance Monument

    Ranked #2 overall in Dakar things to do
    8.88 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark
    Popular withArtsyHistoryAdventure

    Highly recommend this place. This a very popular place. Do not miss it!

  • 3
    The House of Slaves

    The House of Slaves

    Ranked #3 overall in Dakar things to do
    9.76 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Dakar wasn't the most busy slave port in West Africa; nevertheless, countless people people passed through the Gorée Island ports on their away to the Americas. The Slave House is ...

  • 4
    Artisan Market Soumbédioune

    Artisan Market Soumbédioune

    Ranked #4 overall in Dakar things to do
    9.65 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withArtsy
  • 5
    Mosque of the Divinity

    Mosque of the Divinity

    Ranked #5 overall in Dakar things to do
    8.36 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Mosque
    Popular withSpiritualHistoryArtsy

    Cool looking mosque located right on the edge of the Atlantic. The view is spectacular

  • 6
    Lake Retba

    Lake Retba

    Ranked #6 overall in Dakar things to do
    9.33 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventure

    Iridescent pink sparkles from this lake, which has a salt content 10 times that of the ocean. Catch the salt minors driving back.

  • 7
    Ferries for Ile de Goree

    Ferries for Ile de Goree

    Ranked #7 overall in Dakar things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Cruise
    Popular withAdventureHistoryOutdoorsy

    Excellent little ferry to the island of Goree. Reasonably priced and running every hour.with excellent views on the way.

  • 8
    Lago Retba

    Lago Retba

    Ranked #9 overall in Dakar things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake
    Popular withBackpackersOutdoorsyAdventure
  • 9
    Monumento al Rinascimento Africano

    Monumento al Rinascimento Africano

    Ranked #8 overall in Dakar things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withArtsyFamilies
  • 10
    Abbaye de Keur Moussa

    Abbaye de Keur Moussa

    Ranked #10 overall in Dakar things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withSpiritualHistory

    A unique monastery just outside of Dakar where local monks chant beautiful melodic tunes in Wolof every Sunday morning, preceded by a sermon in French. Next door they sell fresh ...

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