About Koalack, Senegal
Kaolack is a town located on the northern bank of the Saloum River and the N1 road in Senegal. The town serves as the capital of the Kaolack Region, it is a major regional market in the country which is involved in peanut trading and processing. Kaolack is a main centre of Islamic education and the Medina Baay mosque located in the area is one of the largest and most popular in Senegal.
Top things to do in Koalack
Koalack’s most famous sight is the Kaolack Market, its market is one of the biggest cover market in West Africa, it is a major fabric market where buyers from across the region come to purchase wax fabric. The gris-gris market is also very popular, you can get everything ranging from skin to shell from the local charm makers. A peanut oil processing plant with its own port facilities in the downstream suburb of Lyndiane and Salt pans across the Saloum River constitute the city’s only other major industrial activity.
Kaolack is the transport hub of the country, you can access any stop in Senegal from here in a day. Two transport stations serving the city are the Garage Dakar serves areas located on the West and North such as Dakar, Thies and St. Louis while Garage Nioro serves the South and East with its locations been in Tamba, Kolda and the Casamance. The use of a taxi cost between 700 and 800 FCFA to get around Kaolack.
Hotels in Kaolack
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