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Cairo, Egypt
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reviews: 3
Big market


Any recommendations for markets in Dakar ? to get some souvenirs?

and also if there are modern malls or so ?



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There are many markets here you can get some souvenirs, but prefarably visit Goree island , there you will see many types of it.

Dakar, Senegal
posts: 313
reviews: 123
2. Re: Big market

Hi, Yes we have one large mall (large to us who live in Senegal) you won't find many tourist shops there unfortunately, its called Sea Plaza and there is a walk way from the Radisson Hotel to the actually shopping centre, its a good place to eat, and buy clothes and shoes (aimed at European tastes)..for Tourist shopping the best and worst place is Soumbedioune Village, its a large market geared for the tourists..selling all manner of African Arts & Crafts..personally I hate taking friends there because the venders are so "in your face" and get can stupid with their prices on seeing a fresh tourist, but if you can cope with saying No merci in a strong voice you'll be fine...there are other places like Sandaga but you have to make sure your really not carrying a purse a wallet in your pocket, like any country where there are wall to wall people jostling around, personal security is important....The smaller markets at Point Almadies and even the gift shops like Ambre at the Radisson offer similar items of a higher quality and mostly fixed price....Oh and Goree Island shopping hint...never tell a lady on the ferry going over you will buy from her shop...they kind of really push you to say you will visit their craft shop and as you happily explore the island, totally forgetting the conversation on the ferry you will be siezed apon and your promise to buy with be loudly told to you :)

Cairo, Egypt
posts: 15
reviews: 3
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Thanks Wendy for your advices, actually i just arrived from Dakar so i saw your post late :(

I stayed at Raddison and i visited the sea plaza, nice place and as you said not for African

Also Sandaga was good also , i bought some Giraffes ( he asked for 75K CFA for the 2 and i took them for 15K !! )

Goree was fantastic and the ladies in the Ferrys are typical as you said :D


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Where do I get Senegalese clothes and clothing materials in Dakar?

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You can visit Anselem market. There you will get many types of Senegalese clothes like Ganilla etc.

Radium Hot Springs...
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reviews: 3
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hahahh...so true...... both trips there I have had the conversation with a shop owner.....my word is my word and on both trip promised to visit their shop, which I did despite seeing her follow me around to make sure I did. I love this place

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