Surroundings & Dakar Weather Forecast

This is a must visit, one of the best of Dakar`s markets ! In a beautiful circular building the fish traders has their place in the center. Then comes butchers in the next circle, vegetable and fruit dealers outside there together with florists. You will find typical African souvenirs such as jewelry, masks and sculptures.
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The House of Slaves and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum was opened in 1962 and curated until his death in 2009 by Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. Historians differ on how many, if any, African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic Slave Trade, but visitors from Africa, Europe, and the Americas continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery.
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Located on the island of N'gor, one of the most beautiful islands of Senegal, the hotel Chez Carla, also called "La Maison d'Italie", is characterized by its tranquility and its location of choice. The hotel offers a superb view of the sea. Authentic and warm, renovated and tastefully decorated, Chez Carla offers rooms where you can relax and unwind. Overlooking the ocean, our waterfront hotel will delight you with its charm and comfort that marry perfectly the authenticity of the old and the most modern comfort. Our lounge bar and our restaurant offer Italian and Senegalese specialties, based on fresh and always seasonal products. Tasty dishes and tables with authentic decor welcome you for a delicious lunch or dinner. Come and have a cocktail on our pontoon, facing the sea. A free private boat ensures the crossing until 23 hours. Free Wifi access.
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It is so named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment that uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink. The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and was often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally, before it moved to South America in 2009.
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  • 15,000 FTTC / day (23€).
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Dakar Weather Forecast

06:5918:56 GMT
Feels like: 36°C
Wind: 14km/h W
Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 1010.16mbar
UV index: 0
32°C / 26°C
31°C / 25°C
32°C / 25°C