35 days in Dakar, Saint-Louis & Mbour Itinerary

35 days in Dakar, Saint-Louis & Mbour Itinerary

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Dakar
— 12 nights
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Saint-Louis
— 5 nights
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Dakar
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Mbour
— 7 nights
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Dakar
— 8 nights
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Dakar

— 12 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mosque of the Divinity and La Galerie Antenna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dakar: Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee (in Goree Island) and Le Village des Tortues (in Rufisque). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Maison des Esclaves, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), and take in the exciting artwork at Loman Art House - Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dakar trip itinerary app.

Brussels, Belgium to Dakar is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Dakar is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Dakar, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 6:

Saint-Louis

— 5 nights

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rama diaw and Hotel Mermoz: Le Salon d'Esthetique. Step out of Saint-Louis to go to Louga and see Lac des Guiers, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Village Artisanal, view the masterpieces at Galerie Ethiopiques, and make a trip to Gandiol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Louis trip planner.

Drive from Dakar to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. In September in Saint-Louis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dakar.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Dakar

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Marche Kermel and then relax and rejuvenate at Buddhattitude Spa.

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Getting from Saint-Louis to Dakar by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mbour.

Things to do in Dakar

Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Mbour

— 7 nights
One of Senegal's fastest-growing cities, Mbour offers proximity to the capital as well as a taste of the culture of Senegal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc National du Delta du Saloum and Youba Tour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mbour: Musee Mahicao (in Guilor), Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab) and Lagune de la Somone (in Somone). Spend a fun-filled day on the 17th (Fri) at Mini Beach by Lamantin. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve De Bandia, soothe aching muscles at EDEN CENTER, look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Saly, and don't miss a visit to Joal Fadiout.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mbour trip planner.

Getting from Dakar to Mbour by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. September in Mbour sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dakar.

Things to do in Mbour

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

Dakar

— 8 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar and Market Soumbedioune. Explore Dakar further: look for gifts at Sandaga Market.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dakar sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mbour to Dakar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Shopping · Historic Sites
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