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A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal

Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:20 pm

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.

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RE: A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal

Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:14 am

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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RE: A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:09 am

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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RE: A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal

Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:40 pm

When are you going? The end of the Dakar rally will be there at the end of the week.
 
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RE: A One Day Visit To Dakar, Senegal

Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:25 pm

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.

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