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It's an area of Senegal that roughly 2,500,000 people reside in.
Sick of just seeing the inside of hotels and restaurants? Spend some time outdoors at Lake Retba. Alternatively, have some lunch and catch up on some reading at Hann Park.
Searching for a place for a family outing? You should head down to Ile de Goree Beach, a picturesque spot to enjoy some well-deserved rest. Listen to the waves roll in and watch the seabirds flying overhead as the kids play along the shoreline.
Grab a friend and explore some of the delightful cultural spaces nearby. Savor the quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you check out the displays at the IFAN Museum of African Arts and the Musée Théodore Monod. The Village des Arts and the IFAN Historical Museum are also well worth a visit.
Want to develop a greater knowledge of the local art scene? Make time to visit the La Galerie Antenna and surround yourself with quality works.
It's difficult to truly know a place until you know its past. Thankfully, this destination has maintained some of its most important historic places. Among the most popular are the African Renaissance Statue, Chambre de Commerce and the Maison des Esclaves.
The world's religions are rich and varied. Wherever you travel, this is reflected in each destination's customs, culture and buildings. Spending an afternoon appreciating the serene vibe of the Dakar Grand Mosque, Keur Moussa Monastery or the Grande Mosquée is a great way to see this destination's spiritual side.
Sit back and feel the pulse of the city at Place de l'Indépendance.
The iconic shape and natural setting of Mamelles Lighthouse offer great opportunities for photographers, especially at first and last light.
If you want to learn more about the history of Dakar, allow time for a visit to some of its special tributes and memorials, such as Presidential Palace and Gouvernance. If you want to continue on your journey down memory lane, you can also have a look at the African Renaissance Monument and Layen Mausoleum.
If you'd like to see one of the area's institutions of higher learning, plan to visit the Cheikh Anta Diop University. Take a walk through the campus, watch the students preparing for their exams and see if there are any possible guided tours.
If you would like to purchase some local fashion and gifts, arrange a trip to a couple of the local malls or markets and hunt down a bargain. Start your journey at Sandaga Market, Soumbédioune Fish Market or Marché Fass.
A fun-filled course for both amateur and advanced players, the Golf Club de Dakar - Technopole offers a lovely break from the stresses of sightseeing.
After seeing the most famous sights in Dakar, pop over to Medina, Oceanium Dakar or Nautilus Plongee.
Located in the heart of Dakar, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cheikh Anta Diop University, Marché Fass and Sandaga Market. Soumbédioune Fish Market and Dakar Grand Mosque are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in the heart of Dakar, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Presidential Palace and IFAN Museum of African Arts. Dakar Grand Mosque and Soumbédioune Fish Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Stade Leopold Senghor and within 9 miles (15 km) of Hann Park and African Renaissance Statue. Marché Fass and Cheikh Anta Diop University are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Presidential Palace and IFAN Museum of African Arts. Dakar Grand Mosque and Sandaga Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Dakar, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from African Renaissance Statue and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cheikh Anta Diop University and Marché Fass. Sandaga Market and Soumbédioune Fish Market are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in Dakar, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Soumbédioune Fish Market and Cheikh Anta Diop University. Sandaga Market and Marché Fass are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Dakar, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Presidential Palace and IFAN Museum of African Arts. Dakar Grand Mosque and Sandaga Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Presidential Palace and IFAN Museum of African Arts. Dakar Grand Mosque and Sandaga Market are also within 3 miles (5 km).