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Dakar and Goree Island Private Tour
Activities in Saly

Dakar and Goree Island Private Tour

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US$ 284.90
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Visit the emblematic monuments and streets of Dakar when you take our fantastic tour of Senegal's capital. Besides exploring this wonderful city, we will also visit the island of Goree and to discover a dark chapter from history.

Dakar and Goree Island PrivateTour

At the scheduled time, we will collect you from your hotel in Saly and head to the north of Senegal. After traveling for around an hour and a half, we will reach Dakar, the country's magnificent capital city.

Our first stop is at the port, where a ferry will take us across to the island of Goree, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here we will learn about how the island was an important port in the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries.

We will explore the island and discover important historic locations as well as modern-day memorials to those troubled past times. We will visit the House of Slaves with a striking pink facade hiding some darker secrets inside. You will learn all about the terrifying period of history during which this building operated as a prison and market place for African slaves.

Later we will explore the island's narrow streets, admiring the beautiful colonial houses. We will make a stop at a local restaurant where you will have your own time to try some delicious traditional food (not included).

After you have regained your strength, we will return to the ferry and sail back to Dakar. In the capital, we will take a fantastic walking tour around all the essential sights. Our first stop is Independence Square, the beating heart of the city's historic center. The buildings surrounding it are a perfect testimony to the opulent era of the 1940s and 1950s.

We will also see the elegant Presidential Palace before heading to the bustling markets of Kermel and Sandaga, and the artisan stalls of Soumbedioune. You will also encounter one of the principal monuments of Dakar, the African Renaissance Monument, the largest sculpture on the continent. You will hear about how and why this statue has fiercely divided opinion.

In the last part of the trip, we will visit the neighborhood of Medina, home to the magnificent Grand Mosque, and the colorful market of Tilene where you fill find Shamans selling charms and amulets.

We return to Saly at around 5 pm where we drop you back at your hotel.

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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
US$ 284.90
US$ 338.30
US$ 409.50

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 284.90
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 338.30
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 409.50

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Not included


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?

You can book up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Uses a hybrid vehicle.

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 284.90
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.