Dakar travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dakar

Senegal's capital is full of colonial architecture, colorful streets, frenetic markets, and pulsating nightclubs. But it has another side too. If you want to chill out, you can relax on the city's northern beaches, or find peace and quiet on the city's offshore islands.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dakar

What to do in Dakar

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Île de Gorée

When to Visit Dakar

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Senegal's dry season is the time to go, between December and April. December also sees the World Festival of Black Arts swing into town, so it's a great time to visit.

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How to Get to Dakar

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Where to Stay in Dakar

The best accommodation options in Dakar include the beautifully furnished Radisson Blu at Dakar Sea Plaza, the seafront King Fahd Palace Hotel, and the Terrou-Bi Hotel, which offers excellent French cuisine.

Popular Neighborhoods in Dakar

Most popular hotel in Dakar by neighborhood

Île de Gorée

Where to stay in popular areas of Dakar

Most booked hotels in Dakar

How to Get Around Dakar

The Cost of Living in Dakar

Shopping Streets

Head to HLM Market for fabrics, Sandaga Market for pretty much anything, and Marché Kermel for locally produced craft products.

Groceries and Other

Grocery stores include Score and Citydia. Expect to pay around XOF1,000 for 12 eggs.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$8.10
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$81.05
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.16
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$2.11

Where to Eat in Dakar

There's great seafood to be found at Le Lagon 1 and Le Bideew, while Le Djembé is the place to head for an authentic plate of thiéboudienne (rice, vegetable, and fish stew). Meals cost around XOF5,000-15,000.