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Gore Island Tour

Gore Island Tour Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Goree Island Tour:
After breakfast, we will reach the port of Dakar and take our 20 minutes ferry sailling on Goree Island
Land of martyr and suffering, Goree was and important slaves transit center before their deportation in the Americas.
Titled world heritage by UNESCO, our visit will start at the famous slaves house, built by the Portuguese in 1176. This house is made by different cells: for men, women, children and young girls.

We will attend to a lecture by the curator in this last slaves house to know about the captives life and observ the “Door of no return” through which millions and millions enslaved Africans crossed on the way of slavery.
Let us discover this island and explore the usually quiet Streets, lined with mostly pastel colored colonial era buildings. Made by a volcano rock, we will walk to visit museums, markets and its attractive sites

Goree was ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

Lunch and visit Mariama Bâ Elite high school for girls named after the famous Senegalese writer.

Mariama Bâ High School was founded in 1977 by Leopold Sedar Senghor, first president of Senegal, and was named after Mariama Bâ, who was a novelist, teacher, and feminist who struggled for women’s rights in Senegal.

The school admits girls who obtained the highest scores during the national secondary school entrance exam.

Each year, about 35 young girls of Senegal from the 14 regions are given the opportunity to attend the school for the rest of their high school studying.

Sightseeing around and sail back to Dakar.

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