City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour suits kids of any age
Be able to be in and out of a car is highly recommended
Maximum travelers: 6
French (fluent), English (fluent)
Enjoy Goree Island with a Private Guide.
Without cars or roads, the island preserves a charming ambiance with faded buildings revealing its European colonial history. Beneath its quaint facade, however, the island hides a brutal history.
Known as Senegambia at the time and located at the westernmost point in West Africa, Goree Island used to serve as a strategic trading post for the transatlantic slave trade -- African men, women and children were held and traded here before being loaded onto ships to the Americas. Estimates vary, but all of them place the number of Africans who died while in transit in the millions.
The 900 meter-long island used to host around 28 slave houses. Today most have disappeared and turned into private houses, The slave house is the one chosen by the Senegalese state to keep the memory and remind all the people about the fragility of the liberties. People come from different countries. . . It's a place of memory and reconciliation.
- Pick up from your hotel or anywhere else you wish
- Drive to the Embarcadere where we will be boarding the ferry to the Island. Journey will take 20 mn.
- Slave House will be our first spot
- We will be right after Slave House visiting the first botanic garden in Africa
- Historical Museum will be our next stop.
- We will also visit the church
- Historical Museum
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the place of the customer choice and requested time
End location: At the place of the customer choice and requested time
Duration: 4 hours
If lunch is scheduled at the island, tour may take longer.
I will be driving you around in a nice and comfortable 4x4 Ford Explorer
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25000 XOF - All expenses are included except lunch, drinks or personal stuff.
I have no particular restrictions.