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Things to do in Dakar Region

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Island
“History, culture, and good food - plus a chance to see Senegal's capital. Check out the Musee des Civilisations Noirs in Dakar while you are there.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Monumental bronze structure on the second hill of Mamelles inaugurated in 2010, 52 meters high and made of copper. It is accessed by a grand staircase of 198 steps. The visit allows to climb in the head of the man and to benefit from an impregnable view on Dakar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Attractive shopping mall by the Atlantic with variety of stores and restaurant”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Visit Lac Rose once. There is a deck from where you can dive in the salty water. Restaurants nearby, no hotels. Not far from Yene if by car or taxi.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Entertainment
“lighthouse situated near Cap Vert, the westernmost point of Africa, on the outskirts of Dakar the capital of Senegal.[1] Completed in 1864, it has been described as "one of the world's great lighthouses, guiding ships around the western tip of Africa" - wikipedia”
  • 14 locals recommend
Beach
“best to go around lunchtime. a short boat ride takes you from the mainland to the island. hop off the boat and have lunch at any one of the many lunch spots on the beach. after lunch, you can stroll around the small charm-filled. circle back to the beach sit back and relax before heading back on the mainland ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Zoo
“Le parc d’Hann est un petit parc forestier qui recense toutes les espèces végétales du pays. Petite promenade sympa au milieu des arbres. Parc de jeux pour enfants, petite buvette sur point de vue lac pour observer les oiseaux. Passage privilégié vers le Poney club qui propose des promenades poneys pour les enfants . Zoo aussi… Il y a des Puma, des lions, etc.. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Vous y trouverez les meilleurs plats africains ; avec une saveur exceptionnelle.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Rich calendar of cultural events (concerts, wolof classes, art exhibits, etc.).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Meilleure boulangerie de N'Gor ; très bonnes viennoiserie et baguette spéciale N'Gor !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bathing Area
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“great place for food and for relaxing. marina bay has a private beach and pool”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Permanent and temporary exhibitions present local or foreign contemporary art.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Saveurs d’Asie est une enseigne de restauration rapide spécialisée dans la cuisine asiatique. Livraison à domicile.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant serving dibi (traditional grilled meat dish) as well as other local and international dishes with an interesting decor. Best to go on Thursday nights when you will be entertained by a live gospel choir (booking recommended)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, chilled space with beach chairs right on the ocean and with great views of Les Mamelles. Perfect for spending the afternoon with a coffee or cold drink, a cheap and cheerful dinner, or even just drinks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“Vous y trouverez les meilleurs plats africains ; avec une saveur exceptionnelle.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“great place for food and for relaxing. marina bay has a private beach and pool”
  • 6 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Saveurs d’Asie est une enseigne de restauration rapide spécialisée dans la cuisine asiatique. Livraison à domicile.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant serving dibi (traditional grilled meat dish) as well as other local and international dishes with an interesting decor. Best to go on Thursday nights when you will be entertained by a live gospel choir (booking recommended)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, chilled space with beach chairs right on the ocean and with great views of Les Mamelles. Perfect for spending the afternoon with a coffee or cold drink, a cheap and cheerful dinner, or even just drinks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Arcade
“Pour son piano-bar. Ecouter et regarder jouer des musiciens talentueux: jazz, salsa, mbalax, afrobeat,etc.”
  • 2 locals recommend
African Restaurant
Restaurant
“Petit coin pour les fétards les soirs après 22 heures Bon restaurant, dans une ambiance unique au bord de la piscine. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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