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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Neat day trip

Great place to visit. Make sure to take your passport with you or you can’t go. It cost 5200 to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
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A world heritage site

This unique place will not leave you indifferent, and do not think you can walk in and out... read more

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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goree island” (81 reviews)
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Make sure to take your passport with you or you can’t go. It cost 5200 to go and 500 tax when you get there. Guides will hound you to hire them and people follow you selling stuff. All that said great...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique place will not leave you indifferent, and do not think you can walk in and out unchanged. This place has a soul, actually this place is "ours", it tells us all about the folly of mankind! Go there it will be good for...More

Thank sylv1petit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a day free from work and decided to visit the Gorée island. From the port, took the boat. Paid around CFA 5400. The guy selling tickets at the tiny window asked me questions I could not hear. The timetable is approximately only. Once you...More

Thank Traveler4Fun_99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason that several presidents and Nelson Mandela have come here. Extremely emotional and informative! Get a good guide!

Thank tonytuna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit, along with the Musem on Goree Island, to get an idea of the sad history of this lovely island.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had always wanted to go to a place where history was painful and degrading to Africans. Just to see and witness the conditions these people were exposed to made me so sad and angry. I had visions of people running through my mind at...More

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reminder of the sad days of slave trade. Quite a historic day trip to Goree Island. Went inyo the holding cells and those for the more stubborn slaves. Sad. Once here, slaves had no chances of going back.......even alive

Thank Chijioke O
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

A contronting snapshot of the darker days of Senegalese and West African colonial history and the promise of present day self-determination and entrepreneurship. The outing / experience is multi-faceted and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of mainland Dakar. One can saunter around...More

Thank BarryGE
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

I think my last visit was the third. This place serves to remind me of the capacity that humans for evil against other humans. Every time I go there, I go through the "Door of no return" and I come back. And I always take...More

2  Thank NnennaWestAfrica
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

In order to get to the island you have to use a ferry from Dakar to island Gorée , a short trip for about 20 minutes. The island is full of history and what's more interesting part of the island is the primitive way the...More

Thank Charbel K
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March 14, 2017|
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Response from PABADOU | Reviewed this property |
about 30 minutes by cab. suggest you call a company called "pick me +221781169691 or +221338250111". very clean air con wifi cars. take you to the port from airport usd 10. last boat from goree is not at 4pm . you can even... More