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Reviewed 2 days ago

Haven visited so many slave castles / holding points in Calabar, Elmina, Zanzibar, Mombasa all seem to have a point or door of no return. Goree Island was unique as it was an island dedicated to slave trade. To get to the island you need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SiddonLook
Reviewed 6 days ago

Goree Island spoke to me like Robin Island in South Africa did to me. It is a beautiful Island with great art. Enjoyed watching the paintings made with sand from various regions of Africa to create such wonderful artwork. So much talent. Was excited to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank baisinbu
Reviewed 1 week ago

truly beautiful place and interesting historically, but not easy to enjoy because of relentless harrassment by all kinds of hawkers who will not take 'no' for an answer. either be fierce as well in denying their services, or organize a guide before going through your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jakob10033
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This is a lovely island and you can enjoy wonderful seafood with a great view, nice shopping and see the unforgettable Maison de Esclaves.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roxana M
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Quite shocking to learn about the practices of our Western European ancestors who organized the slavery... I felt ashamed and very embarrassed...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank herwigc
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Goree Island is 2 miles off the coast of Dakar, Senegal. It is a place of stark contracts, beautiful alley ways would trick the eye into believing you were in Provence, turn the corner to a UNESCO world heritage site where many, many thousands(if not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dr B
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Superb. The village is so eye-catchy and the vibes so good I would have stayed there for ever. Entrance fee is around CFA 2k. Two way ship ticket is CFA 5k. Make sure you take your passport with you. Otherwise you will need to hire...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kiukw
Reviewed February 13, 2019

You need to take a ferry to attend the island. Historical place. lost of restaurant on the island that are cheap and good. Tourism at its best....need to pay for every place you visit...still a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sebastien P
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Regular ferries from Dakar take about 20 minutes and leave every couple of hours. Small island easy to walk around. Spent 3 hours which was enough to walk around, eat lunch and shop for some of the artwork on sale on the island. The island...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jo_Aberdeen_UK
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Goreia island is very educational for many adults as well as kids. It is not only a place for learning but some people live here. The guides know a lot about the history, which will be helpful and meaningful as you view the island. Most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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