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Dakar And Vicinity Tour

Dakar And Vicinity Tour Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Dakar and Vicinity:

Breakfast and Departure for a city tour of Dakar, which was the second capital city of French West Africa after St Louis, and the capital of Senegal since 1960.

We may go by car or Walking, from the independence place, which is the heart of the city, then pass by presidential palace to admire this white house built 1907, this was the official residence of the governor general of French West Africa till 1958.

Just aside let us visit the main cathedral of Dakar

The Our Lady of Victories Cathedral also called Cathedral of African Remembrance was inaugurated in 1929. Today, the memory of Father Brottier is still preserved in this cathedral, which carries a new dedication: "To the Virgin Mary Mother of Jesus the Savior".

The Cathedral of African Souvenir, just because, all the materials that make up the work come only from Africa.

The Neo-Sudanese style towers, byzantine cupolas and terraces, the caryatids to which young Fulani girls have lent their features

Other African materials could be noted such as, pink sandstone from Sudan, Tunisian marbles, solid wood from Gabon, Ouagadougou.

Continue our tour by the seafront, drive towards Soumbedioune market for craft, and the mosque de la revelation.

The tour of Dakar will show us the contrasts between upscale residential areas and other popular neighborhoods. We will also visit popular hotspots such Kermel or Tilen market for foods and clothes.

Next visit should be the African Renaissance Monument, a 164 foot high monument, overlooking Dakar that is taller than the Statue of Liberty.

This once controversial bronze statue is a popular attraction among locals as well as visitors.

The next visit will be the Africa’s most modern Museum: the Museum of African Civilization, a massive 4 story complex, which fulfilled the dream of Senegal’s first president Leopold Sedar Senghor.

This museum retraces the oldest and first civilization from Africa to the rest of the world

Inside a collection of different exhibition: African mask, Ceramic, Painting, Statue…

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