Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar

Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar, Dakar, Senegal (B)

It feels weird that I can’t write “backpacking in Senegal” as I’d be lying. I have never gone backpacking in Senegal, but I have been travelling there and I still was able to see the sights I wanted despite being on a lost luggage challenge and without my notorious backpacking brace of Osprey and MindShift.

I managed to do some textbook sightseeing and touristy stuff though. I based myself at N’Gor beach in Dakar at the start in Maison Abaka, loving the beach life and the fish. Then I headed downtown, based myself at the excellent Hotel Baraka. From here, I toured not only the Pink Lake, but all the key sights in the city that interested me. All this in the middle of a lunatic journey to Gambia and back where I started stroking live wild crocodiles. There was always time for a textbook top ten though…

Thiossane is a nightclub owned by none other than Youssou N’Dour, Dakar’s most famous son and the first ever Senegalese person I had heard of in my lifetime, thanks to his duet hit single in 1994 with Neneh Cherry, 7 Seconds Away. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar
Guide Location: Senegal » Dakar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jonny Blair
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Maison Abaka
  • Mosque of the Divinity
  • Grand Mosque
  • Place de L’Independence
  • Palais Presidentiel
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor National Stadium
  • Monument du Millenaire
  • African Renaissance Monument