HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2265 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.
Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2232 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
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2205 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.
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2153 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?