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Take a dive into the Atlantic Ocean

The coast in Dakar is an ideal place for those who love relaxing under the sun. There are several private beaches, with long stretches of fine sand bathed by the waves of the Ocean. Some are close to small traditional fishing villages. All offer visitors the joys of swimming, lazing around or playing water sports. Other pleasures await you: the joys of seafood and night life.

SeaPlaza

SeaPlaza is a must for shoppers in Dakar. It is the first high-end shopping center in West Africa, an open window on the Atlantic. SeaPlaza has attracted international brands wishing to have a presence in an environment that suits their image: over 80 stores and attractions for adults and children (bowling, games, merry-go-rounds, restaurants…)

Sandaga market

Sandaga market is in the heart of town, a big two-storey building built in 1935. It brings to mind the Sudanese Arabic buildings in Timbuktu. The “citadel” is lined with kiosks and shops often with cutting-edge electrical appliances, fabric, sold in bulk or retail, clothes…

The Island of Ngor

A 5-minute boat ride gets you to this quiet retreat away from the noise and bustle in Dakar. This little island, with its narrow streets winding in-between beautiful houses, has attracted several international artists who now own houses there. The weather is pleasant and right for water sports, game fishing and bird watching.

The Place du Souvenir

This square bears two pantheons – one on “Resistance”, with African freedom fighters; and the other on “Culture”, with great intellectuals, thinkers, writers and artists. The pantheons encircle a sculpture of Africa, which has a tilted posture in a pool of stars before the Atlantic Ocean, a reminder for us to celebrate the emblematic figures in Africa’s history. 

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