Part of Senegal's national capital, Dakar, Ouakam Mamelles is an ancient village that long predates the much larger city around it. In fact, its roots go back to the 15th century as a Lebou village.
The area became one of Dakar's most important suburbs when the Mosque of the Divine as constructed in the 1970s, and attracts huge numbers of worshippers every week. It is also home to the African Renaissance Monument on one of the Mamelles hills, an inspiring sculpture symbolising the rebirth of African culture and prosperity.
The distinctive Mamelles also offer wonderful views across the capital of Senegal.