10 Best Things to Do in Senegal

Senegal is an African state, where a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities are present. 

Thus there are many religious and natural sites to visit. Tourists visit Senegal for the best climate and to enjoy the natural scenery. 

Here is the list of top best things to do in Senegal – 

1. La Maison des Esclaves 

It has been given 4.5-star ratings by the public. It is a kind of speciality Museum. People reviewed it as an Excellent site for tourists.

La Maison des Esclaves is also known as the House Of Slaves. It is an African Art Museum. Its door of Return represents the Art museum. And a memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Goree Island. It is situated 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar. This African art museum was opened in 1962. And curated until Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye’s death in 2009. 

Ndiaye was a supporter of both the memorial and proclamation that slaves were held in the structure on a large scale. And from there they were shipped straightforwardly to the Americas. At last becoming caretaker of the Museum, Ndiaye claimed that in excess of 1,000,000 slaves went through the entryways of the house. This conviction has made the house both a vacation destination and a tourist site. And the site for world pioneers who visit the state of Senegal.

2. The Island of Goree 

It has been given 4.5-star ratings by the public. It is an Island. From the 15th to 19th century it was the greatest slave trade centre on the African coast. Its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Nowadays it continues as a serving reminder of human exploitation and a sanctuary for reconciliation.

3. Ngor Island 

It has been given 4.5-star ratings by the public. It is an Island. All age groups can visit this island. A public boat is crowded with local sounds and disturbs your vacation day. You can take a private boat and enjoy sightseeing. The atmosphere here is very calm and relaxed. You can visit art galleries and have nice evening walks. The east side of Ngor Island is the village called Ngor which is warmer and the locals are friendly in nature. You will get cheap and convenient bars and deckchairs. 

4. Lompoul Desert 

People have given 4.5 stars as a rating. It is a popular tourist attraction site in Senegal. The dessert is named after the nearby village known as Lompoul. It is a great place to spend family time. As the desert dunes are very playful things for kids.

5. Accrobaobab Adventure 

It is a popular Amusement and Theme Park in Senegal.  It’s an adventure park for all age groups and levels of fitness. You can see the monitors and baobabs. These creatures make the adventure more of an experience. You can meet a variety of types of birds, reptiles and insects in their separate sanctuaries. Click here to visit.

6. Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine 

The African Renaissance Monument is a French Monument known as de la Renaissance Africaine. It is a 52 m (171 ft) tall copper statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles. Which is outside Dakar, Senegal. It was built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb. The statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade. Thus, it was built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company from North Korea.

7. Lago Rosa 

It is a site of tourist interest and a landmark. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the site. The lake here is pink in colour. The public has reviewed it as a very good site to visit once.

8. Marche HLM  

People gave it a 4-star rating. It takes about 1-2 hours to reach. It is a Flea and a street market.

9. Reserve De Bandia 

It is a natural site having wildlife areas. People gave it a 4 star rating. You can see the giraffe, zebra, antelope, monkeys, rhino, crocodile, and many other species.

10. Village des Arts 

It is a site of tourist interest and a landmark. You can find and meet a variety of artists and get knowledge of the arts from them. Many great levels of craftsmanship you can easily experience here.

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