Arthur LevineUnited States
Our guide was amazing. He was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. His love of his city was evident. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Robert MohrUnited States
Oumar is a high energy and friendly tour guide. I liked that he was quick to give both his positive and negative impressions on Senegal. He speaks fantastic English and lived in the United States. Few people speak textbook French in Senegal - so this was very helpful very helpful. Oumar and his driver knew when to talk and when to leave us alone. He was quick to offer suggestions on most anything, but flexible enough to change things based on our energy/preferences/time. I would highly endorse him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your wonderful review. It was a real delight to meet you both and show you guys around. I wish you and your wife many more incredible traveling experience in the future.
Claire ChandlerUnited States
Oumar consistently exceeds expectations. On time? Always. Good communication? Yes! Every morning, he discussed the day's itinerary with us, and gave us a head's up about driving times. Oumar gave us the opportunity to modify the plan according to our interests and energy level. Fluent English? YES! (Oumar lived in the US for 10 years). Knowledgable? YES! Thanks to Oumar we have some understanding of history and current life in Senegal. I highly recommend a tour with Oumar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to leave an outstanding review. It was a real pleasure to guide you around our beautiful city and be involved in your trip. Dakar is a great city and it would be great to see you again. Thank you times three
Colleen KelleyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Oumar touring Senegal. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. I t was a pleasure to be able to show you around. I hope that our paths could cross again.
Oumar is a great guide that will go out of his way to ensure that you get the best experience ever! very trustworthy, punctual, optimistic, respectful and reliable. As a solo female traveler, I felt safe and in good hands. He gives you a great insight into the local living and perspective of senegalese people and has a good understanding of his country, not to mention his full passion and energy for this great land, Senegal, the land of beauty and hospitality. I enjoyed every aspect of this experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review and 5-star rating. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the 5-day Senegal experience as much as I did. It was like touring with a family member. It would be awesome to tour together again with other family members of yours in the near future.
Lindsay KhanUnited Kingdom
Oumar picked us up at Dakar airport and we had a fantastic three days with him. We were a family of five, three adult children. The trip involved travelling across Senegal all the way to St Louis and back. Oumar and the driver Bape dealt with the various police stops on the roads well, charming the officials at the various checkpoints. The desert camp was amazing but the most spectacular almost biblical place was St Louis. I cannot recommend Oumar highly enough
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say? Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to have your family company the whole time. I do hope the rest of your tour was great. This was probably the best family group I have had so far
Eldar ShafirUnited States
Oumar was absolutely first-rate. Professional, knowledgeable, punctual, dependable. And funny. He knew an immense amount, explained things in beautiful English, and had a wonderful attitude. My first afternoon with him, in Dakar, was such a pleasure that I then extended our tour to the next day (in Goree Island), and the day after that. I recommend Oumar wholeheartedly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this lovely review. You are such a wonderful person to talk to and travel with. Thank you again for a tour taken with me and your feedback with a 5-star rating. Hope you will be back someday.
Oumar was spectacular. He understood my need for adventure and each location I visited far exceeded my expectations. I was left in awe. He's a great entertainer, a dream maker, very knowledgable about his country and he goes above and beyond to ensure you're satisfied. The customer always comes first to him and even when things seemed to go wrong, he fixed it before it could have any impact on my trip. He is an outstanding & amazing tour guide and one I'll highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the awesome review and also for the opportunity to be of service to you. I would love to share more of the area with you if you are ever back this way.
Alice (Becky) ClarkUnited Kingdom
Oumar is a very helpful and knowledgable guide with an extensive network of local friends. He took into account our limited ability to walk and provided a great insight into both city and village life. Our ship was late back from refuelling and he stayed with us until it was back at the pier. A great day out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this lovely review.It was a pleasure to meet you guys and be able to help you. I enjoyed our time together as well. I am looking forward to your return trip.
Renée GreyUnited States
Oumar did an outstanding job as our guide. He answered all of my questions quickly and was able to put together a tour for 9 of us at the last minute! Oumar made the whole day effortless for our group. He was waiting for us inside the port terminal and lead us to our van with driver for the day. Thank you Oumar for being so responsive and for being a great tour guide. Our group enjoyed the day and all of your insight and information about Senegal.
Bob DorfUnited States
Oumar is a rockstar tour guide I recommend without hesitation. We met in the lobby, where he was 15 minutes early and he began his warm, friendly discussion about things Senegal that lasted through the day. Charming, incredibly knowledgeable, and shares his love of his counry. If I have one criticism, I think we spent too much time on Goree Island(ferry schedules change on a whim) at the expense of more time in Dakar, so discuss that with him. But use him...he's great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your 5 star rating and wonderful review.Good to know you appreciated my expertise.Hope to meet again for another great tour.All the best.
We loved seeing Senegal with Oumar. His English is perfect, he knows everything about history and culture that we could imagine. He was very flexible with the tour and ended up even doing a longer tour than planned to accommodate our wishes. All was arranged well, great driver, clean car etc! We could not have imagined it any better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your outstanding review.It was a great honor to guide you through our beautiful city.I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour.It was a great pleasure to meet you both.
Marc Mateo CalsinaSpain
He was so nice to me, made me feel like a close friend from the first moment. He made me feel safe in all moments even when there was some unexpected situations he saved the problem in a second. If you want to have a great time, be in time back to the place you have to be, enjoy the real life in Senegal and feel secure. He is the right guide. Thanks for a great great experience. Thanks to you I will come back to Dakar
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments.Touring with you was a delight.I enjoyed very much traveling with you.Hope to meet again one day.
On Thursday, Jan 3, 2019, we completed our 9 days tour to Senegal. Thanks to our guide, Oumar, we had the most amazing trip. We learned so much from him about the history and culture of Senegal. He arranged for us to visit all our places of interests. He presents Senegal with Passion and great wisdom. Our visit of Goree and his presentation of the history of slavery was the most informative and memorable. He went out of his way to ensure that we are introduced to authentic Senegalese music.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Marcel.Happy to be able to arrange the tour for you.It was a pleasure showing your family my beautiful country.I enjoyed taking you out of the city and showing you the hidden and not so well-known spots that only locals know and that make Senegal one of the most beautiful countries in West Africa.Stay blessed.
John CraneCzech Republic
Oumar is a fantastic guide. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone who has a day free in Dakar. He has a great sense of humour, he has a passion for his country and he is wise beyond his years. He was a big help in me in getting my Gambian visa. His personal stories about life both in and out of Senegal have left me thinking about Africa and the United States long after we said good-bye. Oumar was the best introduction to Senegal I could have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had an amazing time also.Thank you for this tour opportunity.It was a pleasure spending the day with you.I hope your travels bring you back to Dakar again soon.
Carol B.United States
Oumar is a super guide. I was fortunate to be able to spend my one day in Dakar and Gorree Island with him. We had a wonderful time and were able to see everything of interest. He has a wonderful personality and went out of his way to be sure that I was able to make the very most out of the short time I was there.
Mark ChurchSeattle, WASHINGTON, United States
Oumar is an outstanding guide. I had a delightful time with him - his energy and enthusiasm to show off his lovely Senegal is fantastic. Certainly a trip to Goree Island is emotional and moving. I appreciated how thoughtful Oumar was to be incredibly informative as well as reflective - allowing the visit to feel honest and authentic, touching and honoring. Oumar, himself, is quite an interesting, friendly, generous man. You will certainly not be disappointed spending time with this great guide. #BEST
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark for your heartwarming and emotional review.It was a wonderful day and I am glad you enjoyed it.It was a pleasure to share my love for this beautiful city.All the best for you.
Jang My ChoiUnited States
Oumar was an incredible tour guide. As three Americans visiting Senegal for the first time, we learned so much from spending the day with him, including a few wolof lessons! Oumar was knowledgeable, passionate, and funny. We explored the safari and Pink Lake, followed by an amazing tour of a nearby village, where we interacted with locals and learned about their village. I highly recommend Oumar - he is an A+ guide who goes to great lengths to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Jerejef Oumar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your sincere and warm review.I am glad you enjoyed the tour as much as I did.Best wishes to all of you.
Rose Oshaia-HenryUnited States
Oumar is the best tour guide ever. He is very knowledgeable, easy going, professional yet light hearted. There is nothing more rewarding as a customer than to encounter a worker that loves what they do. I can tell you that this man LOVES his job! He is well known and he makes the process from start to finish seamless. When my family members and friends visit Dakar, I will always recommend your services. If all of your guides are like Oumar, you will never go out of business. Thank you Oumar!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to post such an outstanding review. Great adjectives to describe me.The pleasure was all mine. Glad your family had a memorable experience of Dakar.Also glad to hear you got the most out of our tour. Come back and see us again.
Molly M.United States
Not only did Oumar take us on a wonderful tour of Bandia and the Pink Lake, but he also took us to the airport to try to recover our lost bag and helped us locate a power converter (at our request). He's the best! And Mr. Diop's reputation as a world famous driver was on full display. Many thanks to them both!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour. I had a great time showing you around. All the best for the future.
Molly M.United States
Oumar is fabulous. He is kind, fun, and very knowledgeable. We'd hire him again in an instant!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these very kind words and for taking the time to submit a review. It's very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to share my corner of the world with you and your husband.Come back again.
Justine MacDonaldSouth Africa
Absolutely fantastic!! Oumar revised our 2-day tour several times according to our specifics. From the moment he met us, he regaled us with stories, humour and more Senegalese history than I can remember, speaking about happy and hurtful national events objectively for his audience. Oumar is a kind, respectful, amenable and joyful person. He went out of his way to assist me and my family. Mr Diop is the best driver in Senegal! His playfulness and care for my 6-year old was heartwarming. THANK YOU!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad I was able to share with you the Dakar that I love and have seen changed to the great city it is today.It was my pleasure touring with a real History lover.I certainly enjoyed you and your family.I really miss my boy.Hope our paths will cross again some time soon.
Federico PestilliUnited Kingdom
Oumar was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge about his city and it's attractions. His English is impeccable as he has lived in the US for a long time. It was a pleasure visiting the city with him and feeling perfectly at home. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Mr Federico and your outstanding compliment.I am so glad you enjoyed as customer service satisfaction is my highest priority.Thank you again for choosing my beautiful country as your vacation destination.
Antoin JohnsonUnited States
Oumar were get on the with knowledge and update to occurrences. Got tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Antoin for the 5-star rating.It was a pleasure serving you and your family and I am pleased to know you enjoyed seeing my beautiful country.Please come back again.
Jonathan B.United States
Our visit to Bandia was wonderful. The opportunity to see animals such as rhinos, giraffes, and ostriches in a natural setting was very memorable. And of course, those monkeys! Watch your lunch! Oumar was our guide to Bandia, and he was very helpful in providing information about the reserve. On our way to and from the Bandia reserve, Oumar shared information about the culture of Dakar and Senegal, which was very interesting. I highly recommend Oumar for tours of Dakar and other parts of Senegal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's very kind of you to say these nice things about the tour I gave you,and I am happy you enjoyed your day so much.You reminded me of why I love what I do.Hope to see you again. Best wishes.
Jonathan B.United States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you most sincerely for the outstanding review of your recent tour of Dakar.You were all great company and a pleasure to be with on a memorable journey.I am pleased you all enjoyed the day and the experience and returned home safely with happy memories of your time in Dakar.Bye for now.
Meerim IlyasUnited States
I was in Dakar three weeks ago, and never been to West Africa before. I don't speak French, and traveled alone, so was a bit worried. I am so glad I found this ToursByLocals and Oumar as a guide! I contacted him through the website and he immediately responded with a reasonable rate and program. He knows the history of Senegal well, and because he lived in the US, it was nice to have deeper conversations too. I highly recommend Oumar! He is so reliable and fun too! Thank you, Oumar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Meerim for your kind review and fantastic rating.Glad you enjoyed the tour.You were a pleasure to be with.I hope you can visit again
Oumar was an excellent guide and showed us the city and Goree Island the day we were there in Dakar . He is a thoughtful person and very knowledge about the history of his country. Oumar also displayed a sense of humour which is always appreciated and looked after extremely well. We would recommend his services to anyone going to Dakar and wanting to learn about the history there. Our driver was excellent as well. Thank you for a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and 5-star rating.I am so happy your full day was a joy in Dakar.It was a pleasure to share my local area with you.I love sharing this beautiful country and I have learned a great deal from those who travel to experience the real beauty of this proud land.I look forward to seeing you in a return visit.All the best.
Trevius WellsGA, United States
One of the best tours we've ever had. Working on limited days in country, & challenging time constraints, Oumar was able to accomplish everything on our wist list, plus he managed to add much more that we thought wouldn't be time for. His knowledge & passion for his country helped us gain a much deeper understanding than a lot of guides we've had in the past that seem to be reading a script. If you want an authentic Senegal experience Oumar is definitely the guide for you. Looking fwd to our return visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trevius,thank you for your great testimonial.I am so happy that you all had a real good time with us.I am glad we got to see as much as we did in your short stay.Thank you one more time for your kind words and your generosity.Please pass on the good word that SENEGAL is a great place to vacation in.
Ronni ShawUnited States
Oumar is a gem. Smart, helpful, courteous, and full of information and enthusiasm. You will learn a lot and appreciate Senegalese culture and people in a deep and complete way. You can do no better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your 5-star rating and outstanding review.I really loved meeting your beautiful family.It was like a day with my own family.It was lovely sharing the senegalese culture with you.I really would like to say the same thing about YOU.