Dakar is the capital and largest city in Senegal with about 1 million people living in the city itself and over 2.5 million in the metropolitan area. It is one of the biggest cities in West Africa and the cultural, economic and industrial heart of the country.
From the Dakar Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Dakar
I was quite discouraged with the over all state of the property. It is crying out for good rehabilitation and maintanance. When I got to the beach though, it was another thing. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. The white sand on this beach is just owesome. ... more
The beds and beddings are clean and decent. Breakfast is good. The owner is very involved and helpful. Free wi-fi in dorms an added bonus. I recommend Annexe kingz Plaza to all backpackers! ... more
Well situated, though not in the center. It is a good option for the money it costs. The bathroom insuite room is excellent and huge. Wifi internet very fast and for free. A couple of restaurants around. The owner is a very friendly Dutch guy which can offer you a big appartment too for around 65 €. Good option for a couple of days in Dakar! ... more
Agadir to Dakar overland
Dear friends, I plan to travel from Agadir to Dakar at the start of December. I ve spent loads of time in Morocco already, so that is not the issue. I m wondering about the Western Sahara-Dakar leg. We sleep in the car (a van). What places are safe to park/sleep. How safe is Mauretania? Is there any ...
Is the Dakar rally really an "experience" for the locals?
I was watching the daily OLN coverage of the Dakar rally (an overland race from Lisbon to Dakar ...
Lost Passport in Cape Verde
reported this to the police and the embassy which is based in Dakar, the embassy have said that he needs to be in Dakar on Monday morning. The problem is how does he get to Dakar with no passport - can anyone help ...
Here we are near the Western tip of Africa. Most of our pictures from Dakar are market scenes. French is widely spoken here, because of the 300 years of French control which ended in 1960. The vendors’ aggressive “marketing” style got to be a bit much so we didn’t stay long in our visit ...
Posted in Serenity 5 by Swenigale
Friday 17th January 2014 Arrived in Dakar, Senegal, today and set out for a full day excursion. The city itself was a mix of chaotic third world city life and modern buildings and even a motorway toll road with almost no traffic at all. This had been built by the Chinese as part of their buy Africa ...
Posted in Tony and Pennys Travels by Tony and Penny