Dakar Travel Guide
Dakar is a beautiful city located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula in Senegal and the most western city on the mainland of the African continent. Dakar was formally a French colonial town.
Best Dakar Hotels & Hostels
For the best 4 star and 5 star hotels in Dakar, you could book:
For cheap hotels in Dakar, consider the Business Hotel, Maison Augustin Ly, Kotton’s Club among other affordable Dakar accommodations. Check out our full Dakar hotels list for more top hotels in Dakar. Book Now Pay Later on most Dakar hotels!
Things to do in Dakar
While at Dakar, visit to the Hann Park and Zoo, which contains over 130 animals, Dakar Cathedral and IFAN Museum of African Art. Another top attraction in Dakar is the Dakar Grand Mosque, which was built in 1964. You could also visit the House of Slaves, a memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city. Lake Retba or Lake Rose, popurlaly called pink lake of Senegal, is located less than 1h away from the capital city of Senegal and is a popular day-trip destination for dakarois and tourists. It's also a great place to visit, and if you are a fan of bird watching.