Ngor Island

Ngor Island, Dakar: Address, Phone Number, Ngor Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Ngor Island
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Vaimiti
6 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We recommend taking public boat. We took private boat. Cost ok. But insular. On public boat, you can soak in the local sights and sounds.
Written May 31, 2021
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Hussam S
Cairo, Egypt400 contributions
Mar 2021
- You can go by many public Bus /Mini Bus until terminal = about 10 km N. from O.T. + cheap Ticket = 200-300 Fr. then walk a little N. to Beach ... You will see front “NGor Island” far about 1-2 km N. can go Free by Swimming, as tour guide said, or by closed Public / Private Boat (2 way) = 2000 / 5000 Fr.
- If go will find: It’s not v. interesting+ small Size can walk around in calm village about 1 hr. & come back or spend a day on slight Waves of Atlantic Ocean & 2 short Golden Sand Beach or stay there more days for Relaxation.
Written April 20, 2021
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Simone C
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
Feb 2020
Beautiful Island of Ngor (among many others) I could discover, thanks to an official guide, Mr. PapeTata Ndiaye, from Dakar
Written October 5, 2020
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William Abraham
Gambia136 contributions
Jan 2020
took the family to Hotel D'Italy. we were in the water for hours before going on a tour of the Island. the people were so friendly and were willing to answer all our questions. we finally settled down at the same place for lunch. we all had the Yassa Poullet. its a grilled chichen with onion and Peppers sauce served on a plate of rice. very tatie.
Written September 6, 2020
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SimonettaP61
Ivrea, Italy63 contributions
Dec 2019
Not as great as Goree, still worth a visit.
Relaxed atmosphere, nice walks, art galleries.
The east side faces Ngor village and i'ts warmer, very nice bars with deckchairs, the western one faces the ocean from cliffs, both fascinating
Written January 5, 2020
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Oussama I
Istanbul, Turkey36 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
I visited this island end of November 2019 and wasn't amazed by it. It is a normal looking little island with few restaurants, hotels and a surf camp. That is it. One good restaurant in the island is chez seck which had good seafood dishes
Written December 20, 2019
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Mithressar
Dakar, Senegal6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We took a boat and ended up on beach 1 although by the look of it beach 2 does not offer much more. So beach 2 is for surfers. Beach one is for people with time to waste...or curious enough to enjoy the tiny streets,vthe beautifully carved Gates and the over kitsch sculpture and devices. A single place for beer with an uncertainly hygienic kitchen. However the boat guys were honest and the thousand francs paid upon parking on the street in front of the Cabane du Pêcheur were worth it. It is probably one of the closest to the sea places in the entire Dakar, a city which seems to disdain the beaches.
Written December 2, 2019
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Jakub K
7 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a calm and quiet place apart from Dakar. The pirogue or boat drive cost 1000 CFA(return). There are three beaches and lot of places to eat.
You can also take a short guided tour across the fisherman village on the coast. The guide is very friendly and the tour is very interesting (600 years old baobab for example) but at the end he will want to contribute to the community by buying bag of rice in very high price (15000 CFA /10kg) but he will be satisfied with any amount.
Written October 31, 2019
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speedy45rpm
Chadds Ford, PA180 contributions
Sep 2019
Ngor island is a haven of calm in hectic Dakar, and was my favorite stop anywhere in the city environs, including Goree Island. Peaceful, with the most pleasing architecture of any part of Dakar we saw. It helps if you are, as I am, a fan of the classic surf documentary "Endless Summer," which was made in the mid-60s and which started its around-the-world search for the best surfing spots at Ngor. I loved being able to see Ngor Right, which is where the surfing in the film took place. We had a nice talk with Jesper, the Danish owner of the Ngor Island Surf Camp, who gave us some interesting background on surfing in Ngor and who is also an expert on "Endless Summer." Nice views from Ngor back to the mainland, fun waterfront restaurants, some good craft shops and all in all a pleasant experience. And the short boat ride over is also fun and very inexpensive. We didn't see any of the hustling or persistent efforts to sell that some people have remarked on. Come and enjoy.
Written October 6, 2019
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Damián H
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
May 2019
Cute and quiet place. Not much to see there but although worth a visit. Nice beach, inexpensive restaurants. Getting there by a small boat was interesting experience
Written July 2, 2019
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