Iles de la Madeleine, Dakar

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#6 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dakar
The Iles de la Madeleine lie west of Dakar in Senegal. The islands are uninhabited. The main island is Sarpan, known for its Stone Age tool finds. The islands are also known for their birds, fish and plant life.The cliffs are steep, and had been carved by the sea over millions of yearsIsles de la Madeleine National ParkLe Parc National des Iles de la Madeleine is the smallest national park in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List site. Because of its apparent barrenness and the past inability to cultivate the land of the island, local lore dictates that evil spirits inhabit it which prevent its being populated.Sarpan (Île aux Serpents), the largest of the islands, is also home to an extremely rare subspecies of Phaeton, a marine bird found only on the Îles de la Madeleine and the Galápagos Islands.
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  • You must visit this island at all costs! I loved going but it was a long time ago! It's really beautiful!
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  • Just a boat ride away from the shores of Senegal. Great place for an afternoon picnic or getaway. Very scenic and a great place to bird watch for bird lovers.  more »
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  • Very good day in this palace with my guys after basketball league want to return in few days if willing GOD
  • I came here in April, and it wasn't really something to see. Maybe you'll have a better experience if you go some other time of the year when the vegetation isn't all dry. I'd recommend going to Ile de Ngor instead!
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