Discover both the fascinating history and beautiful landscapes of Senegal when you take our brilliant day trip to Goree Island and the Lac Rose lake.
Goree Island and Lac Rose
Around 9 am, we will collect you from your hotel and then head to the port of Dakar. There, a ferry will be waiting to take us to the captivating Island of Goree.
As we explore the island of Dakar, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will learn all about the important role it played in the Atlantic slave trade. Our first stop on the tour of Goree is at the House of Slaves which was used as a prison and market for slaves during this terrifying chapter from history.
Later, we will stroll through the colorful narrow streets, lined with pretty colonial houses. We will reach the historic fort, where you will have stunning panoramic views of the coastline. Then we board the ferry again and sail back to Dakar. At the city's port, a bus will be waiting to take us to Lac Rose (the Pink Lake). This beautiful natural area is famous for having been the last stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally up until 2008.
We will climb into a 4x4 vehicle which will take us on a tour of the lake's beautiful surroundings. Besides the amazing pink waters of Lac Rose, you will also see the gorgeous sand dunes which separate it from the Atlantic ocean.
Finally, before heading back to Saly, we will enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake. You will discover that you will easily float on the surface due to the water's high salt content.
Bathing in Lac Rose
We will only bathe in Lac Rose if there is sufficient time remaining at that stage of the tour. You will have 15 minutes to enjoy the salty, pink waters.
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$ 282
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 352.50
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 509.80
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
4x4 vehicle trip around lac rose.
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).
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 Saly).
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).