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hussein badredine
5/17/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: I was born in Diourbel and know Senegal as it's my native country. I speak Ouolof (no doubt about it). I am living in London, UK. I wish people from Europe to go and visit this lovely country where I grew up and learnt at Lycee Lamine Gueye (former Van Vollenhoven) in Dakar. I cannot forget my childhood which was full of memories.
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Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Dakar, estimated population more than 2 million inhabitants, is not only Senegal’s capital city but its administrative, communications, and economic centre, too.
The city is located on the Cap Vert peninsula on the country's Atlantic coast.
Thanks to its strategic position, on western edge of Africa, Dakar is a very good departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade and a major regional port.
Dakar grew up around a French fort built in 1857 after residents moved from the nearby island of Gorée and in 1902 it replaced Saint-Louis ... More as the capital of French West Africa.
It was the capital of the short-lived Mali Federation from 1959 to 1960, after which it became the capital of Senegal.
Today, Dakar is a cosmopolitan city where businessmen and tourists, European clothes and traditional dress, colonial-style villas and big modern buildings, new residential areas and the Medina, the old quarter, cohabit in an incredible mix.
Dakar's international airport is the main stopping point for flights from Europe to South America.
Dakar is also the finishing point of the world famous Paris Dakar Rally.

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Anna
11/20/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: A city of very kind people. Not in my opinion dangerous at all. People may look at you but they are very nice. If you buy food like bread or fruits, buy it from privat sellers on the street, price is much cheaper and a small sum is big for them. It's a beautiful but rather polluted city.
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kobby
11/20/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Interesting, fun, good poeple.. did enjoy my stay and will love to visit again some day. Had few problems but is just good..
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ali
10/24/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: It's ok people, down here there are very lot of places to stay, in Dakar Downtown tourist attraction is not bad I would definitely be going there again
Not to be missed:
teranga
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Rizaliev
10/16/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: For tourism maybe only limited to local attraction and seaside views. But for work, it's good. But keep in mind that this is Africa, don't get too much expectation. Compared to Europe, the price is quiet a bargain, but compared to Asia, it's more expensive
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LIBNI ABNER MIRANDA
10/2/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: THIS COUNTRY AS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE FOR TOURISM, IT IS NOT FRIENDLY.
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CharlesRumbinoRumakito
8/9/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: How many Accomodation and tourism object in Dakar. I would like to go and meet my old friend. I need this map because this is my first journey. Also, i want to docomentation my jouerney because i like some place in Dakar.
Not to be missed:
Dancing
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music
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festival
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Level 9
7/8/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: The most defining aspect of Dakar is the genuine hospitality of the people. In the day time every house leaves it's front door open. This is a symbol of hospitality meaning that any person is welcome into the household and will receive the best of treatment. It's definitely a place to visit and remember.
Not to be missed:
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Downtown ( Central Dakar )
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User 18907
4/23/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Good information was available.
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African Renaissance Statue
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Ile de la Madeleine for a Day
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Plage de la Voile D'Or
 Nature and sport
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Plage de Virage
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Musee de la Femme
 Museums
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Place de Indipendance
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Sea Plaza
 Stores and shopping malls
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IFAN Museum
 Museums
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Lake Malika
 Parks and gardens
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Marche Artisanal de Goree
 Flea and street markets
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Plage de Mamelles
 Beaches
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Goree Island
 Surroundings
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Cite Castor Asecna Asecna
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Plage de Yoff Tongor
 Nature and sport
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Musee de la BCEAO
 Museums
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Plage de Fann
 Beaches
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La Maison des Esclaves
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Tour to Dakar
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Hann Park
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Dakar Grand Mosque
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Sandaga
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Thiossane
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Dancing

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