Dakar Tour Ideas
The House of Slaves on Gorée Island was reconstructed and opened as a museum in 1962. Captured people from all over West Africa were held in the building in great numbers and from there transported directly to the Americas. More than a million slaves passed through the doors of the house and then through its 'Door of No Return' to board ships. Today, the island is a peaceful retreat for the city where you can walk quiet streets, see colonial architecture and have lunch.
This popular tour allows you to experience Saint-Louis, capital of the French colony of Senegal from 1673 to 1902 and later capital of nearby Mauritania from 1920 to 1957. The city offers colonial architecture, numerous colorful cultural exhibitions, a picturesque fishermen's colony, and international musical festivals. If you wish to extend your trip to Saint-Louis into a two-day visit, your trip will also include a visit to Langue de la Barberie National Park, home to abundant bird species.
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