The island of Gorée,a UNESCO HERITAGE SITE lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. 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.
Gorée Island is now a pilgrimage destination for the African diaspora, a foyer for contact between the West and Africa, and a space for exchange and dialogue between cultures through the confrontation of ideals of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Less than an hour away from the capital city of Senegal there is an unusual lake that will surely catch the unsuspecting visitor’s eye because of its unusual vivid pink colour. Lake Retba (or Lac Rose as it is known by locals) is separated only by some narrow dunes from the Atlantic Ocean and, as expected its salt content is very high. Its salinity content compares to that of the Dead Sea and during the dry season it exceeds it. The view at the lake is exceptional as the contrast of the mountains of salt packed up next to the lake’s shore, the pink color of the lake’s water and the gold sand dunes on the other side of the Lac Rose all combined to give any visitor a breathtaking veiw.
Accrobaobab adventure is the only park in the world built exclusively on baobabs. Exclusively designed for all ages of thrill seekers (between age 4 - 70years) in complete safety.Experience a unique and mystical site Where you plumage Like a bird and defy the laws of weightlessness !! Go for an adventure trail, climb or a thrilling zip line among huge baobab trees.
Meet, unwind and have fun in the exciting and thrilling nightlife of Dakar.