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Cruelly ... Sad island with a point of no return....

To witness the memoirs of sad part of world history, One should take the time to learn and imagine... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vijay66610
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Chennai (Madras), India
History and learning

This is one of the painful histories of humanity, and the place makes you humble, learn and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To witness the memoirs of sad part of world history, One should take the time to learn and imagine what would have happened in this land . I was accompanied by my local friend Mr Madar who explained to me about this slave house patiently...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the painful histories of humanity, and the place makes you humble, learn and hopefully we will never repeat these horrible mistakes again in this world. The place is very informative, small but full off knowledge. If you are in Dakar, don’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Online information is patchy around opening hours for la Maison des Esclaves on Gorée island on Mondays. Google and guide books say it’s closed. But we went and found that it opens on Monday - but only limited hours in the afternoon from 3-6pm. Worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive Emotional Unique History and tears and the same time Understanding or not understanding human nature A must for all travelers to Dakar

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house of slaves on Goree Island is a must visit for the importance it played in the history of the slave trade. It is a very small house, with little to see apart from the rooms where the slaves were held before transportation and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was smaller than thought. Not that much to see nor read + most signs are not in english. It's still good to visit when you go to Goree

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

This is not the most interesting museum in the world. It is much better the history museum in the goree Island. You learn more about the esclavage. In the maison d'esclaves you can just learn some very basic issues

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

The island itself is worth visiting, as is the slave house. A 20 minute ferry ride takes you to the small island. Visit the museum and stay the night on the island.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

The place to go in Dakar Easy to reach Very interesting A lot of historical information Quiet in September

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

A short ferry ride from Dakar, its a beautiful island to visit as there are no cars and it is only 300 m by 900 m in size. Be wary of the nice locals who chat you up on the ferry, I got talked into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Najwa D
March 7, 2018|
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Response from seed37 | Reviewed this property |
You can actually travel to the island on the ferry. Just ask the cab driver to drop you at the ferry. Be sure to check the ferry timetable. And allow half an hour before ferry departure since there are plenty of security and... More
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travelbug1956pa
January 17, 2018|
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Response from WanderingTom2008 | Reviewed this property |
I got to the dock at 9AM and got to the island before 1000. I was the first to the Maison des Esclaves. I got a private guide and was done before the crowd. I had to bring my passport. They did not accept drivers license.
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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
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Intrepidtraveler53
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Best things to do in Senegal (9 Replies)
Hi, I am looking for the best things to see and do in Senegal. What are the 'must see' places that no traveler should miss? I love doing everything and I am well-traveled.I always find my best trips are planned from recommendations from the Forum. How many days would you recommend? I like full days and tend to grab a quick lunch. Is there a particular time of year when Lago Rosa is really pink? How much time do people tend to spend at La Maison des Esclaves? Can a reservation be made for...More
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Hi,your plan would depend on how many days you stay in Senegal and how do you want is.I mean do you have a particular spot from where you move and back at home or a complete tour on moving. Anyway the highlights of Senegal are Goree, Saint-Louis, Djioudj park,Bandia, Loumpoul desert, Touba mosque, Niokolo Koba,pays Bassari, Casamance and Sine Saloum. About your timing and your choices we can advise a fair and nice route. You are welcome