Dakar

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Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal, located on the western coast.

It known historically for its role in the slave trade, but has become popular more recently in the growth of African and World Music genres.

Internationally known artists such as Yousou N’Dour and Babba Maal, and distinctive musical styles that combine indigenous sounds with African, Cuban, and other influences, have made Dakar a center of the world music scene.

Music can be heard in clubs many nights of the week, but the most popular venues and bands vary, so it helps to do research (in French, if possible).

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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La Villa D

Set in Dakar, 105 metres' walk from the beach, 5 km from African Renaissance Monument, La Villa D features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

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Lamp Immo

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Lamp Immo is situated in Yof, 2.6 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting. Leopold Sedar Sengor Stadium is 2.6 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

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Hôtel & Restaurant Farid

Located in the centre of Dakar, Hôtel & Restaurant Farid is a 2-minute drive from the Sandaga markets. You can enjoy snacks from the bar on the shaded terrace, and the restaurant serves international meals. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

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Atoo Group

Situated 2.9 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting in Yof, this apartment features a terrace with city views. The apartment is 2.9 km from Leopold Sedar Sengor Stadium. Free WiFi is featured . There is a seating area and a kitchen. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

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Hôtel Faidherbe

Located in Dakar City Centre, this air-conditioned hotel features a private swimming pool and shaded terrace in the 600 m² garden. It is just 850 metres from Place de l’Indépendance. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68 - $83

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hôtel Faidherbe

Hôtel Faidherbe

Located in Dakar City Centre, this air-conditioned hotel features a private swimming pool and shaded terrace in the 600 m² garden. It is just 850 metres from Place de l’Indépendance. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68 - $83

$68-
Hôtel & Restaurant Farid

Hôtel & Restaurant Farid

Located in the centre of Dakar, Hôtel & Restaurant Farid is a 2-minute drive from the Sandaga markets. You can enjoy snacks from the bar on the shaded terrace, and the restaurant serves international meals. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

$69-
Yacine Daffe

Yacine Daffe

Situated 400 metres from Soumbedioune Artisan Market in Dakar, this apartment features a sun terrace. The apartment is 900 metres from Supermarket. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen is fitted with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$72

$72-
Villa Mermoz

Villa Mermoz

Featuring a terrace and a garden, Villa Mermoz is located in Dakar, a 5-minute drive from the Olympic Club. Free parking is possible on site. Units will provide guest with air conditioning. They all include a satellite TV and minibar. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
La Villa D

La Villa D

Set in Dakar, 105 metres' walk from the beach, 5 km from African Renaissance Monument, La Villa D features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Appartement à cite keur gorgui

Appartement à cite keur gorgui

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Appartement à cite keur gorgui is located in Dakar. ZA Embassy is 1.7 km from the property. Featuring a terrace, the accommodation is equipped with a dining area and seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Appartement à Liberte 6 extension

Appartement à Liberte 6 extension

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Appartement à Liberte 6 extension is located in Dakar, 2.2 km from ZA Embassy. Zoo (Dakar) is 2.9 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Hôtel les Mamelles

Hôtel les Mamelles

Located a 5-minute drive from Almadie Diendiene Beach, Hôtel les Mamelles offers suites with a modern décor. It is 3 km from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport and transfers are available, upon prior reservation. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$74

$74-
Dakar Bed & Breakfast

Dakar Bed & Breakfast

Set 200 metres from ZA Embassy in Dakar, Dakar Bed & Breakfast features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78

$78-
Sarr Services

Sarr Services

Located 3.1 km from Dakar Airport Terminal in Dakar, this apartment features free WiFi. The property is 3.4 km from Zoo (Dakar) and free private parking is featured. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is provided. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$83

$83-
Café de Rome

Café de Rome

Located in the business district of Dakar, just a 5-minute drive from the harbour, Café de Rome offers a casino, a 24-hour reception and a restaurant. The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Independence Square. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$83

$83-
Le Ndiambour Hôtel et Résidence

Le Ndiambour Hôtel et Résidence

Le Ndiambour Hôtel et Résidence is located in the centre of Dakar, a 10-minute walk from Independence Square It offers both guest rooms and self-catering apartments, and features an outdoor swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi access is provided. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$86

$86-
Résidence Mounass

Résidence Mounass

Résidence Mounass is a self-catering accommodation located in Dakar. Free Wi-Fi access is available. The property is 5 km from Golf Club de Dakar - Technopole and 11 km from House of Slaves. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
Residence Ndindy

Residence Ndindy

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Residence Ndindy is set in Dakar, 2.7 km from Zoo (Dakar). CED Horse club is 3.7 km from the property. Private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
Fleur de Lys Plateau

Fleur de Lys Plateau

Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Fleur de Lys Plateau is located in Dakar. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a minibar and pay-per-view channels. There is also a dining table. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$89

$89-
La Demeure

La Demeure

La Demeure guest house is located in the heart of the Almadies district of Dakar, a 3-minute walk from the beach. It offers free Wi-Fi, a garden with a terrace and a swimming pool. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$96 - $161

$96-
Ibis Dakar

Ibis Dakar

The ibis Dakar hotel is located in the town center, facing the Atlantic Ocean and opposite Gorée Island. It is just an 8-minute drive from Place de l'Indépendance and features an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$97 - $106

$97-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Nightlife
Nightlife in Dakar is based around music and clubs. The most popular venues and bands vary, so it helps to do research (in French, if possible). The Senegalese are very proud of their reputation for "teranga" -- hospitality. Locals are extremely friendly and helpful, but as anywhere else, watch out for scams and pickpockets.
Music
Visitors can find a rich diversity of styles, from traditional griot to highly danceable Mbalax to contemporary genres. Clubs are the primary venue.
Other Interests:
Combination
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Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
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