From the seaside to the history of the Teranga country

1 day to the discovery of Dakar and the Goree Island

Fort-dEstree l'île de Gorée
Fort-dEstree l'île de Gorée

The Gorée Slaves House is also a place of tour-history that is opened for a visit every day except on Monday. It was built in 1776 by the Dutch and served as the last slaves’ house of the country. The first slaves’ buildings built by the Portuguese, date back to 1536. Today, it has a symbolic significance as an emblem of the slave trade. On the ground floor are the slaves ‘cells, which are categorized as follows: men and children’s rooms, girls’ rooms, there are also weighing rooms and so on. The men’s rooms measure each 2.60 m by 2.60 m, and about 15 to 20 slaves were kept there with each sitting with their backs against the wall with chains on their necks and arms.

The number of hostages in this small house was about 150 to 200 slaves. The waiting period before being deported sometimes last up to three months. “The door of no return” was the place where the slaves boarded the boat to their different colonies. A wide double-headed staircase leads to the first floor, which today serves mainly as a showroom. It is an essential place to visit absolutely when one is in Dakar. We will confirm by this visit that this rocky island off Dakar is pleasant and full of history. Several beaches ideal for swimming are there, one can relax in absolute calm far from the noise of the vehicles. The beaches of Gorée are very popular and have almost no waves, they are always lively and conducive for good relaxation, so you can swim in peace.

Goree Island

Île de Gorée au Senegal

– Departure from the hotel to visit the Goree Island (About 20 minutes canoe trip)

Estree Fort

Fort-dEstree l'île de Gorée

– Visit of the Estree fort which houses a historical Museum
– Visit of the slave house

Goree Island

La plage de Kap Sparring
– Walk on the Castel island cliff where we can see the Gorée Almadies Memorial monument
– Lunch and Stroll through the friendly lanes of the island
– Return to Dakar after a seaside relaxation
– Transfer to the hotel
– End of the tour
Price: 76 € / pers. (6 pax)
Price: 95 € / pers. (4 pax)
Price: 153 € / pers. (2 pax)

This tour includes: 

► Reception and escort by our agent

► Lunch

► Entrance fees into the attractions

► Toll fees

► Guided tour of all the sites and attractions idicated in the program

Transport and professional driver

► Boats/Canoe rides

This tour does not include: 

► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs

► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys

► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures)

► Diner

► Costs related to the Camera

NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s)