What to do in Dakar

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Dakar featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a city

Dakar Attractions

The nation's beating heart, Dakar has plenty to offer every sort of traveler. From relaxation to adventure and everything that lies in between, you'll never get bored. Start organizing your dream itinerary today and hit the ground with a plan.

If you're ready to explore Dakar, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly local show you the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top {68 fun activities in Dakar fun activities in Dakar} are also worth looking into.

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What to do in Dakar

Free Things to Do in Dakar

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Dakar:

Chambre de Commerce - Stroll around this historic place and uncover some secrets from yesteryear.

Place de l'Indépendance - Stroll the sidewalks and take in the atmosphere of this popular local hangout.

Village des Arts - Plan a visit and discover the importance of this place to the community.

Ile de Goree Beach - Skip rocks across the water's surface, watch the sunset or just take in the views from the shore.

Things to Do in Dakar with Kids

There are loads of sensational experiences in Dakar that the whole gang will love. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences in the area.


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Frequently asked questions

Are there cheap things to do in Dakar?
Spend a day enjoying an Accro Baobab Adventure Ticket Entry and put the money you save toward more fabulous adventures.
What can you do in Dakar for free?
You’ll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free attractions:

  • Ile de Goree Beach
  • Sandaga Market
  • Place de l’Indépendance
  • Village des Arts

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