If you want to discover all the top sights around the city of Dakar then we have the perfect trip for you. Besides exploring the fascinating capital of Senegal, we will also take a fun boat trip to the beautiful island of Goree.
Dakar and Gorée Island Trip
After collecting you at 9 am from your hotel in Dakar, we will head to the city's port where a ferry will be waiting to take to the captivating island of Goree. There, you learn all about one of the most terrifying chapters in the history of both Senegal and the whole world.
After a brief journey of around 20 minutes, we will disembark and visit both the House of Slaves and the Historical Museum of Senegal. For three hundred years, the island held a prominent role in the Atlantic slave trade due to its location on the West African coast. You will learn all about this dark period in history and how Goree is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next, we will take a walk through the colorful narrow streets, admiring the beautiful colonial houses of Gorea. We will make a stop so you can take lunch in your own free time before we jump back on the ferry and return to Dakar.
When we arrive back in the capital, we will take a guided tour through the historic city center. You will discover emblematic locations such as Independence Square, the Presidential Palace, the markets of Kermel and Sandaga, and the city's cathedral. We will also visit the Medina neighborhood, where we will admire the majestic architecture of the Grand Mosque of Dakar and visit Tilene market which is famous for Shamans selling charms and amulets.
The tour of Dakar ends back at your hotel, at around 5 pm.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 2 people||Up to 8 people||Up to 15 people|
|Private Tour in English||
Private Tour in English
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 182.4
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 254.3
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 359.3
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Tickets for the ferry ride to Goree island (€1 per person per trajectory).
Municipal tax (€0.76 per person).
Tickets for the House of Slaves (€0.76 per person), African Renaissance Monument (€10 / $11 per person), Museum of Black Civilizations (€1 per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Dakar).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).