Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is a modern city of more than 1.5 million people with beautiful contemporary buildings and some historical colonial houses.
It is a vibrant city with active open-air markets, cafe terraces, a wide range of hotels, delicious food and a great night life.
You can discover Dakar by taking a walk along the ocean or the busy city streets. Art lovers will find an abundance of galleries, artists' studios, museums, and festivals.
Dakar is a shopper's paradise and exquisite crafts can be found in markets, on the streets, and in stores everywhere.
There is also an interesting boat ride to Gorée Island, a former slaving station.