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Dakar
At the westernmost point of the African continent, Dakar stands as a multicultural, diverse city full of vibrant arts and traditions. Residents from various ethnic groups present assorted crafts, foods, jewelry, fabrics and wood and metal goods at bustling markets such as Marche Sandaga or Marche HLM. The city is home to museums and mosques, cliff walks and beaches, and makes a convenient jumping point for excursions to any of Senegal's national parks and nature reserves.

All things to do » Things to do

La Maison des Esclaves
La Maison des Esclaves
This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Lago Rosa
Lago Rosa
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Accrobaobab Adventure
Accrobaobab Adventure
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar
Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Village des Arts
Village des Arts
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks

All places to eat » Places to eat

LAGON 1
LAGON 1
Ranked #1 of 177 Restaurants in Dakar
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European, Soups, African
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Restaurant Farid
Restaurant Farid
Ranked #2 of 177 Restaurants in Dakar
Price: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
La Fourchette
La Fourchette
Ranked #3 of 177 Restaurants in Dakar
Price: $15 - $45
Cuisines: French, European, Asian, Fusion
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
chez Loutcha
chez Loutcha
Ranked #4 of 177 Restaurants in Dakar
Price: $4 - $14
Cuisines: African, Cajun & Creole, European
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Alkimia Restaurant & Bar
Alkimia Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #5 of 177 Restaurants in Dakar
Price: $15 - $45
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Via Via
Via Via
$16 - $32
Ranked #1 of 83 Dakar B&B and Inns
Ker Jahkarlo
Ker Jahkarlo
$14 - $34
Ranked #3 of 83 Dakar B&B and Inns
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SenegalStyle Bed & Breakfast
SenegalStyle Bed & Breakfast
$18 - $36 (€16 - €32)
Ranked #8 of 83 Dakar B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Oceanic
2.0 of 5
Hotel Oceanic
$42 - $51 (€37 - €45)
Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Le Calao du Lac Rose
Le Calao du Lac Rose
$43 - $46 (FCFA25,000 - FCFA26,744)
Ranked #2 of 83 Dakar B&B and Inns
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Hotel Ganale
3.0 of 5
Hotel Ganale
$57 - $84
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Dakar

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Terrou-Bi
5.0 of 5
Terrou-Bi
$167 - $240 (€148 - €213)
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
5.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
$170 - $314
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
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La Villa Racine
4.0 of 5
La Villa Racine
$155 - $169
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
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