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Tourism in Dakar
How many times have you heard about the Paris-Dakar Rally sporting event? If you’ve already been to Paris, how about taking a trip to Dakar, the capital of Senegal?
To discover the true essence of Dakar, you should stroll through its street markets, where you can put your haggling skills to the test. Kermel Market is one of the most popular in the city and an ideal place to purchase typical handicrafts of the region. But if you’re looking for eye-catching African fabrics, you’ll need to head for the HLM Market, which specializes in the sale of cloth from all over Africa.
Other attractions not to be missed in Dakar include the Great Mosque of Dakar, the Island of Gorée, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, and the IFAN Museum of African Arts. And if you’re a nature fanatic, nothing beats a guided tour through the Parc Forestier et Zoologique de Hann, where you can experience Africa in its purest state!