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Island of Goree

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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit if you love history. The Island is a short boat ride from Dakar city. Although the Island has a sad history of the millions of African slaves shipped under horrible conditions to the Americas, it has a triumph feel. The ability of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tonydefu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry ride across from the port of Dakar was fast and efficient costing 5200 francs for a return journey. The Island is really beautiful and the ancient buildings are lovely but their is such a sad story behind the history of this place. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank himhop
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Slavery start in Africa and the last point before Ship reach in Americas in 400days. An average wait for 2-3months. Slaves chained and separated by men, women and Kids. Release once in a day for their daily activity. Over crowded place. Carry 30% more people...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RajeshPillai20
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable and the history was so intense and a huge eye opener, so much that we were inspired to return back to live in Africa. We love Senegal so much.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AmynataNdiaye
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Memorable visit today to Goree Island, a few kms off the coast of Dakar in Senegal. At first the island is incredibly picturesque with beautiful old buildings, lovely people and funky little shops. Actually it is the story of one of the greatest horrors perpetrated...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David312578
Reviewed May 13, 2019

Goreia Island is most often noted for the slavery museum, but it's also a wonderful place to wander, with pretty narrow streets, friendly people, local art, and a busy little beach perfect for people watching. The ferry trip is short and you can spend an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susie S
Reviewed April 19, 2019

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 April 15, 2019

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
1  Thank baisinbu
Reviewed April 8, 2019

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
1  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
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