Full-Day Private Dakar City Tour

Full-Day Private Dakar City Tour

Explore the heart of Dakar and its main sights on this full-day city tour. The first harf day will be for the black civilization museum, Independence Square, the cathedral church, the seaside overlookinthe Goree Island, and Kermel Market. One hour will be spent moving through these places. (on demand), we will make time for lunch in a traditional restaurant at "la pointe des Almadies "also known for seafood for 40 minutes.
The second half of the day will be spent experiencing the monument of the African Renaissance, the mosque of divinity. On demand, we will spend 1 hour for textile and handcraft shopping. Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Dakar Railway Station, Dakar-Plateau, Dakar, Senegal

Dakar train station is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of colonial architecture, its facade is of admirable beauty.  The Dakar station was built in 1885 and linked the city of Dakar to St Louis, also served Dakar-Niger, which made it possible to reach Bamako (Mali), in 36 hours twice a week.
Tens of thousands of sharpshooters from Sudan, Dahomey or haute Volta (current Burkina Faso )passed through this station to be embarked on the European fronts.(the sharpshooters were a military troops main elements of the the black army belonging to the French colonial empire in 1857 and dissolved in the early 1960s ) the station quickly became the most important railway center in all of West Africa;  hub of city activity;  transit point for peanuts, arabic gum,coton, cola, postal mail and thousands of travelers.
Located Place Dakar-Niger, renamed Place des Tirailleurs on August 23, 2004, it was rehabilitated by Eiffage Senegal.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Black Civilizations, 9x9, Dakar 1759 Senegal

Opened in December 6 th 2018, it was an idea carried in 1966 during the first World Festival of Negro Arts to Dakar by Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal's first president, to create a museum that would represent the contemporary histories and cultures of the black world. The museum  consists of a round building inspired by the impluvium huts of Casamance has a total area of ​​15,000 m² on 4 levels, of which nearly 5,000 m² of exhibition space is devoted to African civilizations.  A place of civilizational meeting and dialogue between cultures. The Museum of Black Civilizations is an emblematic mark of civilization, identity and the promotion of African memory. The museum has requested the repatriation of African artworks, given that up to 95 percent of Africa's cultural heritage is held outside Africa by major museums.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Marche Kermel, Rue de Essarts, Dakar Senegal

The Kermel Market is a colonial-style building recognized as a UNESCO  world heritage site , very beautiful building from 1860 which was destroyed by fire in 1994, and rebuilt identically in 1997. The Kermel Market is still excellently preserved.  You can see lots of bright colors inside and outside the building.  The market provides beautiful fresh products, typical of Senegal.  Market gardeners, grocers, butchers and fishmongers are at the heart of the building, surrounded by decorations of vendors, artists and artisans.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Place de l'independance, place de l'indépendance, MH99+62F, Dakar, Senegal

The place de l'independence  is in the beating heart of the city, home to majestic colonial buildings including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which was the (court of French West Africa) the Governance (office of the French governor) and the Chambre de Commerce. The independance square is surrounding by travel agences ,banks,insurances ...

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar 12500 Senegal

Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires or Cathedral of  Africain souvenir  is the largest church in Dakar and the seat of the archbishops.  It is located on Boulevard de la République in the Dakar-Plateau district Built in the 1930s and consecrated in 1936, the Cathedral of Africain souvenir stands out in the landscape of Dakar with its impeccable  white color.  The materials chosen were imported from different countries (Sudan, Gabon, Tunisia, Benin, France) for a rather astonishing result with various influences.  Erected on a former lebou cimetry
If you intend to enter, remember that it is forbidden to wear a hat, mini skirts or shorts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, Rte de la Corniche Ouest Ouakam, Dakar Senegal

the monument of african renaissance inaugurated in 2010,This gigantic 52 m High copper statue accessible through a 198 steps stairway,the statut  offers a beautiful view of the peninsula.
it is Africa emerging from the bowels of the earth, leaving the  obscurantism to go towards the light,the man, woman and their child will face the sun, symbolizing the opening of the continent to the rest of the world.it's the second  largest statue in the world that can be climbed inside.
On the ground floor, a slide show describing the history of the construction of the monument and a fresco retracing the history of Africa and its great figures.
On the 3rd floor, a small temporary exhibition room. On the 4th floor, the main lounge .On the 15th floor, you are in the head of the man and enjoy a breathtaking view of Dakar and the peninsula.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosque of the Divinity, PG75+VWH, Dakar, Senegal

This mosque is located in Ouakam, a Lebou village.  Built from May 1992 to October 1997 on the West Corniche of Dakar,  under the recommendation of Allah (swt) through Mohamed Seyni who received the descriptions. Everyone knows that for each guide, Allah (swt) has granted him a place of meditation where he can pray without clutter. That of Mohamed Seyni is this mosque called Masdjidou Rabaani (Mosque of the Divinity). 
The divine injunction happened in  the night in a dream  when Mohamed Seyni saw the mosque in the sky.He was ordered to look at her and follow her to see where she was going to land.The mosque had appeared to him as a carpet.  When he had gone around, he saw written on the right door the word Allahou Akbar (Allah is great) written in gold letters.

Duration: 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 6 To 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
When the client takes the exit point of the air port , they will see a sign with his initial and surname.

Airports

  • Blaise Diagne Intl. Airport, Dakar Senegal


Ports

  • Port de Ndayane DPW, HVJ6+X4, Toubab Dialao, Senegal


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Black Civilizations

No Incluye

  • Lunch

Instalaciones


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