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Stay Safe & Healthy In Dakar

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Petty crime is quite widespread in Dakar; crime against visitors is common, especially near Place de l’Indépendance. Use common sense: ladies should not be out on their alone after dark. In busy areas, such as Sandaga, keep a watch on your pockets and your things. Be careful of several frauds designed to extort money from visitors. Don’t be deceived by the African favorites “I work at your hotel and have ran out of petrol, please may I borrow €10,” etc.

The crime rate in the airport area is exceptionally high. At the airport, do not exchange money. Con artists are stationed at the luggage carousel inside the arrival airport. They notify you that they work for the airport and do not need any payment from you. They take your baggage from your hands and escort you to a restaurant where the kitchen is closed. They will all gather around you and demand money before releasing you or your belongings.

Avoid going to the beach at night. Avoid wearing any visibly costly clothes or jewelry. Senegalese people are not typically violent. Some individuals resort to stealing in order to drink and eat. Overall, the Senegalese are a very kind and welcoming people, and you will encounter many individuals who are eager to chat to you.

How To Travel To Dakar

BY PLAIN The city is serviced by Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which is situated in the village of Yoff, a short drive north of Dakar. Dakar is a significant West African hub, which means that there are many flights to and from Europe and other African cities. The airport...

How To Get Around In Dakar

BY BUS The Dakar bus system, dubbed Dakar Demm Dikk (Dakar arriving and departing), is generally reliable. The fares are XOF150, and each ticket does not include any free transfers. Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of a bus system map for beginners, so you'll have to figure it...

Prices In Dakar

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 1.78Tomatoes1 kg$ 2.60Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.20Apples1 kg$ 2.20Oranges1 kg$ Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.35Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 10.00Coca-Cola2 liters$ 2.15Bread1 piece$ 0.90Water1.5 l$ 0.80 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 25.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 42.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 72.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 5.00Water0.33 l$ 0.60Cappuccino1 cup$ 3.60Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 2.55Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 0.90Coctail...

Beaches in Dakar

There are numerous nice beaches within driving distance of the city, several of which provide snorkeling possibilities. Undertows are a possibility, so keep that in mind. Find out which beaches are safe by asking around. The Yoff region has some of the most stunning beaches, but you must select...

Sights & Landmarks In Dakar

African Renaissance Monument This massive monument, which inaugurated in 2010, commemorates Africa's liberation from the repressive European powers that previously governed the continent, as well as the abolition of slavery. It is also intended to be a demonstration of African pride in order to combat foreign preconceptions of Africans as...

Things To Do In Dakar

Dakar has a thriving music culture and is quite popular among young people. Examine the wonderfully varied and interesting styles. Club Thiossane and Just 4 U are must-visit destinations for World Music aficionados.Lake Retba (Lac Rose). The high abundance of cyanobacteria in the lake, often known as "Pink Lake," gives it...

Food & Restaurants In Dakar

Peanuts: The roasted peanuts available for purchase on the street or with your drink order in any pub are wonderful. These nuts are not oily at all, have exactly the appropriate amount of salt, and are occasionally still slightly warm from roasting.Ali Baba: Greasy Spoon serves inexpensive Lebanese cuisine....

Shopping In Dakar

Islam Couture/ Embroidery Dakar has several beautiful (and exorbitantly priced) businesses specializing in haute-couture, embroidered traditional West African Muslim clothing.Marche Sandaga, cnr Rue Sandinieri and Ave du President Lamine Gueye(City Center). A dilapidated concrete edifice with three levels of activity: meat and vegetable booths on the main floor, fish in the subterranean...

Nightlife In Dakar

Le Hanoi You can't go wrong with a pub with palm trees painted on one wall and a French military man behind the bar who claims the black waitress is his "little sister" (opinions dispute on whether he was secret service or just a normal drunk).Zaika Nicely placed on Cornish Road,...

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