goree and city tour
See as much of Dakar as you want in just one day. For your first visit to Dakar, you probably want to see the main attractions to find out what makes Dakar such a great place to visit and live. We start with GOREE. A small tiny island with a violent past. It also served as a base for slaves between the 15th through the 18th century. A very emotional place to experience the dark side of Humanity with the subjugation of one race against another.
GOREE island was a major departure point in the African Slave Trade. My informative lecture on Goree History will give you a real sense of why this African Sanctuary is the most visited place in the country.
After lunch, board the 2. 00 PM Ferry back to Dakar and proceed for a 3-hour city tour of Dakar. As we tour around the Capital City, you will not only see wonderful Sites and impressive Monuments but you will also hear great stories related to these places.
I will show you all the highlights that make DAKAR a city unlike any other major cities in West Africa.
Leave Hotel after breakfast for the ferry station and board the 10. 00 AM ferry to GOREE island. A 20 minute ride will take us to the last place African Slaves saw before being deported to American destinations never to return.
After a brief presentation of the Island's History, we will proceed to the the Door-of-no-return in the SLAVE HOUSE for a detailed and informative lecture on Slavery from an African perspective.
Also visit the French style Catholic church and the historical Museum.
After lunch, board the 2. 00 PM ferry back to Dakar and proceed for a 3-hour city tour of Dakar including: the Independence Square-the Presidential Palace-the Cathedral of Dakar-the Grand Mosque-The gate of the 3rd Millenium-the Dakar University and the Statue of the African Renaissance, the tallest in Africa.
Also, visit the largest Arts and Crafts market for items of souvenir and soak up the city tour's atmosphere.
Transfer to your Hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: To be arranged
End location: drop you off at your place of request
Duration: 8 hours
9-seater air conditioned minivan.
*Transportation in a 9-seater air conditioned minivan.
*English-speaking Tour guide services
*Slave House and Museum entrance fees
*All expenses listed on the itinerary
*All taxes applicable
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - For purchase of beverages and personal items of souvenir
*Purchase of personal items of souvenir
None. I am licensed by the Senegal Tourism department
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The day after arriving in Dakar, we took this half-day city tour with Oumar. It was a great way to get familiar with the many interesting parts of the city. Oumar was great and provided a lot of very helpful information for us to make our stay in Dakar a memorable one. I highly recommend Oumar as a guide. He is very nice, and his enthusiasm for providing information about Dakar and Senegal to visitors was greatly appreciated.