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Full day: City tour of Dakar and Gorée Island

The visit to Dakar is unique in the sense that during a visit to the island of Gorée, you meet an appointment with the history of humanity. The island of Gorée was for four centuries the place of dispatch of slaves for Europe and America. You will explore one of the slave houses used as a museum with its "famous return door". From the island of Gorée, 15 to 20 million slaves will be shipped to the New World. This unique island has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978. Beyond, you will explore Dakar, the former capital of the colonies of French West Africa. presidential house, which was the residence of the former French governor, the place of independence, the Sandaga market, the place of the obelisk, the monument of the African Renaissance, the mosque deity. And a visit to the old districts of Dakar will give you a true portrait of Africa.

per adult from




4 to 6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • My times and services as a guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All fees and taxes
    • Ferry tickets
    • Slave house and museum fees
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, Rte de la Corniche Ouest Ouakam, Dakar Senegal

    From your hotel, we begin this circuit of life, starting by exploring: Dakar, the former capital of the West African colonies. We will see the Independence Square, the historic cradle of Dakar, as well as the presidential mansion, the Place des Hommes d'Infanterie du Senegal, the train station, the National Assembly, the Grand Cathedral, the Place de l'Obélisque, the mosque of the divinity before ending with the monument of the African Renaissance. Then we will go to the ferry terminal to take the ferry to the island of Gorée, where we meet, with the history of mankind. The island of Gorée was one of the important places where slaves were shipped to Europe and America. There we visit the slave, where you will see the famous "door of return" and the cells, where the slaves were chained, waiting for the boats to come back and carry them. Then, we will tour the island to discover world heritage: the French church of 1830, the place where the Portuguese built their chapel of 1481, used at the time as a cemetery for Portuguese missionaries, the residence of the French governor , the historical museum, the old French fortifications. In short, all the heritage.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    from your hotel
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

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Organised by Senegal Tourist Guide

Activity ID: V-218513P14

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