Things to do in Dakar
There's never a shortage of things to do in Dakar: the Senegalese capital simply brims with cultural and natural attractions. From beaches and mosques to museums and nightclubs, you'll find plenty to explore in this exciting and vibrant African city.
By using the Radisson Blu Hotel at Dakar Sea Plaza as the base for your stay, you'll be within easy reach of many of the city's top attractions. Our staff will be happy to point you in the right direction and help you make the most of your stay.
History and cultureDakar's position on the Cape Verde peninsula and its fascinating past mean it offers many superb attractions. If you're keen to find out more about Dakar's rich history, the nearby Théodore Monod African Art Museum (formerly known as the IFAN Museum of African Arts) investigates all aspects of the region's heritage and culture with lively exhibits of masks, carvings, fabrics, tools and more.
The modern Grand Mosque, located in the lively Medina district, also contains an extensive library on Islam in the region. Gorée Island, a 16th-century slave trade outpost which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, serves as a reminder of this dark episode in Senegal's history.
Nature and outdoor adventureIf you want to enjoy the natural delights of the region, Dakar has no shortage of activities for the adventurous. There are a number of beautiful beaches in the area, and you can go horse riding, scuba diving or play aquatic sports all in a single day here. Hunting expeditions and trips to nearby nature reserves allow you to see African wildlife in its natural habitat. The area is especially popular with birdwatchers, as the adjoining coastline is home to many rare seabirds.
Whatever your interests and tastes, you're sure to find lots to keep the entire family entertained during your stay in the Senegalese capital.