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    Tourists Guide To Dakar & General Information

    Dakar is the Capital and largest City in Senegal and is based on the Atlantic coastline of West Africa. It is well known as being the starting or ending point for the World famous Dakar Rally.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Dakar

    Dakar is the economic and presidential Capital, and the greater metropolitan area has a population of close to 2.5 million people. Dakar was first settled in the 15th century.

    What You Need To Know About Dakar

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Dakar.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Dakar?

    October to December are the best times to visit Dakar.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Dakar?

    There are a number of Countries whose residents can enter Dakar and Senegal without a Visa, but it is best to consult the consulate for Visa requirements.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Dakar?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Dakar will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. It is generally hot throughout the year.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Dakar?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Dakar. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Dakar?

    Dakar has a large railway system and is served by the Leopold Sedar International Airport. There are a few ways to get around Dakar, via Bush Taxi or bus, but it is best to rent a car or inquire with your travel/booking agent to find out what the best methods of public transportation are.

    Attractions and places to visit in Dakar

    Dakar is the largest and also the capital city of Senegal. This vibrant city promises to fill and occupy your evenings with superb entertainment as the nightlife of this city is outstanding and will surely bring you contentment. This city has numerous places and points of interest so make sure to visit each and every one of them for you will not be disappointed.

    Where to go when visiting Dakar?

    As mentioned above, there are numerous places to visit while in the coastal city of Dakar. For starters make sure to take some time out to do some cliff top walks and also some beach time as there are stunning beaches and cliffs to trend upon in Dakar. Those of us who love to shop and purchase all sorts of memorabilia will find that in Dakar it is of utmost importance to ensure that you visit the local market places for a memorable experience and sights of all kinds of beautiful antiques and souvenirs that lay all about the streets filled with vendors.

    Beautiful lakes and islands to visit while in Dakar are the Gorée and Madeleines islands with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and also Lake Ratba. These majestic natural landmarks will be sure to leave you with a feeling of utmost tranquility and peace while visiting.

    Significant museums to visit while in Dakar are the IFAN Museum of African Arts and the House of Slaves Museum are exceptional places to see. The House of Slave Museum holds some historical importance and is a memorial to the Atlantic slave trade, which took place on Gorée Island many years ago.

    The one most important landmark of religious importance is the Grand Mosque of Dakar, which is considered the most important religious places of worship in the capital city Dakar.

    The last but not least important landmark to see is the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, which commemorates the countries independence from France.

    How old is the city of Dakar?

    The Portuguese are known to have founded a settlement in the 15th century.

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