Top things to do

Top Choice Island in Dakar

Île de N'Gor

For a quick escape from the frenetic streets of Dakar, head to peaceful Île de N'Gor, a tiny island just off Dakar's north shore. It has a few calm beaches on the bay side, and some legendary surf on the northern co…
Top Choice Museum in Dakar

Musée Théodore Monod

The is one of Senegal's best museums. Exhibitions delve into African art and culture with over 9000 objects on display. Lively displays of masks and traditional dress from across the region (including Mali, Guinea-B…
Top Choice Bar in Dakar

Phare des Mamelles

On the hilltop in front of Dakar's iconic lighthouse, this open-air bar draws a dance-loving crowd on Friday nights, when it hosts live music jams. On Saturday nights DJs rule the roost (the cover for either night i…
Top Choice Seafood in Dakar

Le Lagon I

Perched on stilts over the bay, Le Lagon is one of Dakar's top seafood spots, with a spread of culinary treasures – oysters, sea urchins, chargrilled fish, pastas with mixed seafood. You can dine outside on the bree…
Top Choice International in Cap Skirring

Casa-Resto

Set on the main road about 400m south of the village roundabout, Casa-Resto may lack the sea views and flashy setting, but it serves up some of the best meals in Cap Skirring. The menu has a bit of everything: good …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Dakar

Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor

This spacious arts centre occupying a whole city block is one of the main hubs of cultural activity in Dakar. It features an open-air stage (a fantastic place to catch a live-music gig), a good cafe, and exhibition …
Top Choice African in Saint-Louis

La Kora

La Kora has earned a stellar reputation for its fabulous cooking, the warm welcome from Peggy (the proprietor) and staff, and the lovely setting – complete with a baobab tree in the vine-trimmed courtyard and a styl…
Top Choice French in Mbour & Saly

La Guingette

Tucked down a small lane near the entrance to Saly, La Guingette earns rave reviews for its delectable, market-fresh cuisine and its colourful garden setting. Reserve ahead.
Top Choice Bridge in Saint-Louis

Pont Faidherbe

Transferred to Saint-Louis in 1897, the Pont Faidherbe is the city's most significant landmark. The metal arches of this bridge linking Saint-Louis to the mainland were designed by Gustav Eiffel and originally built…
Top Choice Museum in Île de Gorée

Maison des Esclaves

Set in a former grand home allegedly used as a departure point for slaves, this is one of the most important monuments to the slave trade and features the famous 'doorway to nowhere' opening directly to the sea.