Day 1 Dakar
Border information: if you are joining at Dakar, you will most likely enter Senegal at Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (IATA code: DKR). Today is an arrival day with a pre departure meeting at 10:00am. Your leader will leave a note in reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. Your leader will collect your kitty and check your passport and insurance details at this meeting. The afternoon will be free to explore the cosmopolitan city and perhaps take an optional trip to the famous Île de Goreé. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Dakar before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Dakar. In Dakar we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.
Take a trip to the atmospheric and historic island of Goreé, exploring its ancient buildings and stepping back in time - Cost: XOF 5000
Freely explore Senegal's bustling and cosmopolitan capital, and see its magnificent Presidential Palace, Grand Mosque and busy Médina district - Cost: USD
Discover the incredible beaches of N'gor and Yoff on the northern edge of the Dakar Peninsular - Cost: USD
See the controversial African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, completed in 2010 - the tallest statue in Africa and built to symbolise Africa's emergence from European domination, it has been criticised by many for its 'Stalinist' design - Cost: USD
Visit the IFAN Museum of Arts (otherwise known as the Théodore Monod Museum), one of the best museums in Africa with 9000 objects of African art and culture from across the region, including traditional dress, masks, drums, and tools - Cost: XOF 2500
Visit the Village des Arts, Dakar's hub for local artists to display and showcase their work in a large garden space - Cost: USD