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Kaolack

:

142km

14.1833-16.25

Banjul

capital of The Gambia

163km

13.453056-16.5775

Touba

city

174km

14.866667-15.883333

Saint-Louis

: Former capital of Senegal and French West Africa

178km

16.0333-16.5
Sights

Grand Mosque of Dakar

building in Senegal

372m

14.67777778-17.44222222

Our Lady of Victories Cathedral, Dakar

1.7km

14.6653-17.4378

Gorée

Goree Island in English, it was named by the Dutch after taking over the island from the Portuguese in the late 1600s. Today it's listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Goree was a minor location used for the transport of slaves headed to the Americas, though its prominence is often overplayed. The island has interesting colonial architecture, mostly in ruins, including the landmark "House of Slaves" museum. Ferries can be taken from the terminal north of Place de l'Independence and cost CFA5000. The trip takes 10-20 minutes. There are many small restaurants and a handful of places offering lodging. This is a place with a great atmosphere, because it gives you kind of an pirate-island (with friendly folks all-over kind of feeling). Just walk around and explore. It's a small island, so you can easily stroll around it in an hour. You can buy cheap beer and lounge on the beach when you're done, or stroll some more and buy art-work from the locals.

5.0km

14.66694444-17.39833333

African Renaissance Monument

Built in 1964 by French and Moroccan architects. Due to the Moroccan influence, there are strong similarities with the Grand Mosque in Casablanca.

7.5km

14.72209444-17.49498056

Pointe des Almadies

The Western tip of the African continent where plenty of seafood restaurants are located.

11km

14.7408-17.53

Lake Retba

lake in Senegal

27km

14.83833889-17.24482222

we will see

Dakar

Senegal
Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal and is often regarded as the cultural and commercial center of French-speaking West Africa. The metropolitan area is home to about 2.4 million people and lies on the end of the Cap Verte peninsula, which marks the westernmost point on the African mainland.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

25°C17
Precipitation: 2.1 mm

Feb

25°C17
Precipitation: 1.3 mm

Mar

25°C17
Precipitation: 0 mm

Apr

25°C18
Precipitation: 0 mm

May

26°C20
Precipitation: 0 mm

Jun

29°C23
Precipitation: 10 mm

Jul

30°C25
Precipitation: 83 mm

Aug

30°C25
Precipitation: 184 mm

Sep

30°C24
Precipitation: 157 mm

Oct

30°C24
Precipitation: 52 mm

Nov

29°C23
Precipitation: 2.6 mm

Dec

27°C20
Precipitation: 2.6 mm
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