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Dakar

3.4
Specialty Museums · Monuments · Landmarks
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes. On a tour of Dakar, you can discover its effervescent atmosphere and striking disparities while wandering the chaotic downtown area, lounging on the beach, or enjoying a peaceful stroll on the waterfront promenade. Attractions in Dakar include museums, colonial-era buildings, and sweeping ocean views from the edge of the continent. Add Dakar and other destinations in Senegal to your travel plans using our Senegal road trip app.
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Popular things to do in Dakar

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Specialty Museum
La Maison des Esclaves
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Monument
Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Lago Rosa
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Accrobaobab Adventure
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Dakar

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Nature / Park
Reserve De Bandia Saly
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Park
Lagune de la Somone Somone
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Youba Tour Somone
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Village Artisanal de Saly Mbour
1.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Dakar

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum)
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Island
Ngor Island
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Dakar

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Art Gallery
Galerie Arte
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Loman Art House - Art Gallery
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Musee des Forces Armees du Senegal
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Leopold Sedar Senghor Museum
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Dakar

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Antique Store
La Galerie Antenna
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Flea Market
Marche HLM
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Marche Sandaga
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sea Plaza
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Dakar

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Island
Island of Goree
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Desert
Lompoul Desert
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Iles de la Madeleine
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Dakar