Visit Dakar and Goree Island with knowledgeable guide
Experience Dakar and its legendary African charm. Thus we're going to discover its highlights and hidden wonders. When visiting Dakar, you'll see a real African city with its colorful bush taxis that can't be found anywhere else, the traditional doctors or « marabout »with their shows of plants and barks to cure those who are sick. But also in this tour you'll see the railroad station, the independence square, the big cathedral , before ending with the monument of the African renaissance. In short, all the sites.
Then we'll head to the ferry station for Goree Island, which was the most important transit centre for slaves in West Africa . From Goree Island, between 1536 and 1848, 20 million black people were brutally snatched from their lands, enslaved before being shipped for the Americas. This is also where you'll see the famous « DOOR OF NO RETURN ». Visit of sandpainting gallery, Goree's craft market a unique and nostalgique craft market in Africa. Lunch in a restaurant in front of the ocean.
Once in the vehicle , we'll to start first with the city tour. Therefore you'll see all the highlights of the city and the hidden wonders. Thus we'll the railroad station , the independence square, the presidential mansion, the big cathedral, Sandaga market, the big mosque , the obelisk square. In short, all the sites, before finishing with the monument of the African renaissance.
After, we head to the ferry station for Goree Island. But on the island, after a briefing , we'll start by the slave houses , before completing the tour with the 1830 French church, the former fortifications, the 1878 french military hospital, before ending it with the historical museum.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Cruise ship port or any place of your choice
Duration: 8 hours
An air conditioned vehicle or minivan and a ferry for Goree Island
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - For beverage, food, and purchase of personal items of souvenir.
Just one, I' m not a driver guide, but I always come with a professional driver of tourism so as to give the best of myself.
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Fantastic tour! Booking day 1 of our first visit to Senegal was a perfect way to familiarize with Dakar. Sogui was simply the best guide we've experienced in all of our travels. Very friendly and adaptable to individual needs. Would book again!