Dakar – The Land of Teranga

The largest city and the capital of Senegal. It is perfect to visit between December and July. The traditional culture is centered on the idea of family. The city is home to multiple national and regional banks as well as numerous international organizations. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music. The city is a major regional port. 
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Popular Landmarks

House of Slaves

A museum and memorial documents the history of the Atlantic slave trade. A historic site in the transport of Africans to British, French, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese colonies of the Americas, and thus undercounted by Anglophone researchers.

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Goree

 A tiny and a car-free island off the coast of Dakar and known for its role in the Atlantic slave trade. The buildings include a house of slave and now a museum.

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African Renaissance Monument

A tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles. The statue’s design was derided internationally because of false claims of its Senegalese origin.

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IFAN Museum of African Arts

It is one of the oldest art museums in West Africa and the most prestigious centers for the study of African culture. It is the main cultural research center of the colonies of French West Africa.

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If you’re planning a trip to Dakar, here are five things which you need to know before packing your bags.

Time Difference: GMT +5 hours

Currency: BDT

Language: Bengali

Weather: Hot semi-semi climate, with a rainy and dry season.

Sales Tax: 10% on hotels & entertainment, 30% on alcohol for home consumption and a 5% VAT to be introduced in 2019.

Flights to Dakar

TAP Air Portugal
London
Economy
31 May 2019 - 31 July 2019
£129 pp
Air France
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£173 pp
Royal Air Maroc
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£206 pp
Brussels Airlines
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£314 pp
Turkish Airlines Inc
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£629 pp
Tunis Air
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£316 pp
Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana S.A.
London
Economy
01 May 2019 - 30 July 2019
£332 pp

The following airlines currently offer direct flights to Dakar from around the country

TAP Air Portugal

Veuling

Royal Air Maroc

Brussels Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Tunis Air

Iberia Lineas Aereas

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