Dakar, in Senegal, is a city that about 2,500,000 people call home.
From here it's 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southeast to Banjul - Gambia, Gambia and 1200 miles (1931 kilometers) to the northeast to Agadir, Morocco.
Enjoy listening to the birds, chat with the fishermen and make the most of the sunshine at the local beach known as Ile de Goree Beach. This is the perfect place to head to if you have had enough touring. Slip on your sunglasses and play along the coast or just enjoy being near the water.
If you are looking for somewhere to chill out, spot some local birdlife or enjoy sunlight on the rippling water, the local lake named Lake Retba is a great place to check out. Follow the water’s edge and try to spot some birds or simply embrace the unique beauty.
Find a little peace in Hann Park, one of the places where locals come to escape the crowds. Keen gardeners enjoy this peaceful space for the relaxed atmosphere and well-designed gardens.
There are few nicer ways to learn about the inspiring personalities who helped shape Dakar than to step inside its much-loved palace. The Presidential Palace is a wonderful time capsule, containing the very highest standards in design and craftsmanship of its time.
Sandaga Market is the perfect place to head to if you have a passion for shopping and watching the world go by. This is a vibrant attraction packed with fashion, accessories, fresh produce and great places to eat.
In this culture-rich city there are a handful of remarkable cultural centers and museums, including the IFAN Museum of African Arts, where you can see local exhibits. If you are an art enthusiast or a collector, this is a great place to relax and learn more about art history.
The Dakar Grand Mosque, the African Renaissance Statue and the Keur Moussa Monastery are just a few more of the interesting landmarks sure to please holidaymakers in the Dakar area.