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A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal  
User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

I am going to Dakar, Senegal soon. I have one day there and know absolutely nothing about the country, or it's people but I will be reading as much as I can about it over the next few weeks.
Are there any Anetter's in or from Dakar? Have any of you been there? If you had only ONE day to visit, what would you do or see? Help me plan my day there please.

Aloha,
HALFA


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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

FLY, try some african airlines like SLOK to Banjul and return on Air Senegal. just spend it at the beach, not sure if weather will be good cause of harmattan (dust from sahara desert) Book a tour from your hotel and spend the whole day sighseeing


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User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

I found Dakar, by African standards, to be a pleasant, safe and relatively un-chaotic city. However, it is never going to be a main feature on any tourist brochures. My marvellous pics are here

You will easily be able to keep yourself entertained for one day, though. I would spend the morning and afternoon at Ile de Gorée which is a smashing little excursion and now geared up with the amenities for the increasing number of (mainly French) tourists who flock there. The tourists flock there for good reason - Gorée is beautifully scenic and historic, too. You can relax on a beach as well if that's your bag.

Back on the mainland, I would then opt for either the IFAN Museum or go around one of the markets. The hustlers at the markets are harmless, but an irritating and incredibly offensive menace.

Evening time, I s'pose you could go to Youssou N'Dour's bar, Club Thiossane. People rave about this place and it's a bit like the Eiffel Tower in that you're kind of obligated to go there since you're in Dakar. Personally, I was totally under-whelmed by Club Thiossane, but other people genuinely think it's fantastic.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

When are you going? The end of the Dakar rally will be there at the end of the week.

User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 2):
I found Dakar, by African standards, to be a pleasant, safe and relatively un-chaotic city. However, it is never going to be a main feature on any tourist brochures. My marvellous pics are here

Thanks for the link to your pictures, I enjoyed looking at them.

Quoting Soups (Reply 1):
Book a tour from your hotel and spend the whole day sighseeing

I would like to sight see, but what exactly are the main 'sights' to see?

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3):
When are you going?

I will be there the second week of April.

Has anyone been to the pink lake? Someone mentioned to me that it would be worth seeing.

Aloha,
HALFA



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