DAK’ART 2014

11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06

Tourism

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To discover Dakar and Senegal beyond the Biennale:

In Dakar

Plateau area

puce The palace of the President of the Republic. It stands in the middle of a beautiful park, facing the Atlantic Ocean.
puce The IFAN Museum devoted to the arts and the history of West Africa.
puce The Kermel covered market.
puce Near Independence Square: Chamber of Commerce, City Hall built in 1914, the pier for Gorée and the port, very active.
puce The Railway Station built in 1912.
puce The Grand Theatre, beyond the train station.
puce The East "petite corniche" offers a beautiful walk along the sea port of Dakar up to the lighthouse of Cap Manuel.
puce The Cathedral du Souvenir.
puce Goree Island is a must for our History with its museum and the House of Slaves.

Medina area
puce The Tilène market, near the Medina is colourful as the Sandaga market near the Plateau.
puce The House of Culture Douta Seck and its pleasant park.
puce The Great Mosque, one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Africa.
puce Soumbédioune with its traditional village and its large fishing port.
puce On the west ridge "Corniche Ouest": the place du Souvenir, beautiful architectural complex overlooking the ocean and the Door of the Millennium.
puce The islands of Madeleines are a bird sanctuary.

The northwest
puce The mosque of Ouakam at the bottom of the cliffs of Les Mamelles.
puce The Mamelles, two hills of volcanic origin, the most western support most powerful lighthouse in Africa and the second the Monument of the African Renaissance.
puce The Almadies, western cape of the continent where you can enjoy seafood.
puce Ngor Island, island of artists and mecca of surfing and a bit further, Yoff, the lively small fishing port and a beautiful beach.

In the East
puce Hann Bay and its marina not far from the zoo of Hann.

Art venues in Dakar and Senegal

puce See Art in Senegal

Sports and leisure in Dakar

Boat rides to the Madeleines’ islands, sea kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, swimming in the pool or in the sea, gyms, yoga, ... many activities are available. Inquire at your hotel and on http://www.oceaniumdakar.org/ and http://www.surfcampngor.com.

Regions of Senegal

If you have more time, discover the wonders of Senegal:

puce The Pink lake (Lac Rose) north-east of Dakar.
puce Rufisque and its ancient houses on the seaside.
puce Thiès and its tapestry manufacture.
puce Saint-Louis : the Eiffel bridge, Langue de Barbarie park, the Senegal river mouth, the Djoudj bird and wild life park.
puce The desert of Lompoul.
puce South, "la petite côte" (Samall coast) with Popenguine, Toubab Diallo, la Somone laguna, Bandia animal park and Accro-baobab (fro climbing over baobabs), Joal Fadiouth (president Senghor’s city of birth), Palmarin.
puce Siné-Saloum and its wild mangrovas in the protected marine area.
puce South-east, wild fauna of Niokolo Koba natural park, Bassari’s country, Gambia river, Bandafassi and Dindéfelo waterfall.
puce Casamance : green jewel of Senegal, with its sacred forest, bolongs of salted water hidden in the mangrove swamps, its Jola’s culture and traditions, Cap Skiring wild beach, also in Diembéreng and Abene.


Read more:

puce Ministry of tourism
puce http://www.senegalairlines.aero
puce Ferry for Casamance
puce Lonely Planet
puce http://travel.michelin.com/web/destination/Senegal/
puce wikitravel.org
puce www.africaguide.com/country/senegal/
puce www.worldtravelguide.net/senegal

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