Dakar – the host region

Place de l'indépendance

Dakar capital of Senegal is located on the peninsula of Cap Vert facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is a cosmopolitan African city of more than three million inhabitants. It is located on an old volcano - nowadays surmounted by the lighthouse of Mamelles - which after a long erosion, gave the rocky promontory of the peninsula of Cap Vert, the island of Gorée in the south, the islands of Madeleine to the west and Ngor Island to the north. From the Administrative Plateau to the sprawling suburbs of Pikine and Guediawaye, the Grand Dakar extends over almost the entire peninsula of Cap Vert.

Dakar is one of the most dynamic cities in Africa with beautiful beaches, colorful markets, numerous museums, hotels and restaurants popular with tourists. It is a real crossroads with modern facilities, highways, the new airport Blaise Diagne etc. In a subtropical desert zone, Dakar benefits from a mild microclimate, influenced by the maritime trade winds and the monsoon.

To visit 

  • Goree, world historical heritage
  • The Museum of Black Civilizations
  • The Museum of African Arts
  • The Léopold Sédar Senghor Museum
  • The Mamelles lighthouse
  • The artisanal Soumbédioune market
  • The pink lake, wonder of nature
  • Dakar markets etc.