6 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN DAKAR

Dakar, the city on the western-most tip of Africa has its own way of doing things, and settling into its rhythms offers a rich and heady experience. Here are 6 things to do when there.

Ngor Island

About 10 minutes by pirogue from Dakar, this is the fun island. Simply take a taxi to the shore, from wherethe pirogues leave regularly. You can request a private or public transfer. Ngor Island offers restaurants, swimming and walks around the island.

Sea Plaza Mall

The shopping mall offers Casino supermarket for all your grocery needs. There are also a few clothing stores, including…
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6 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN DAKAR

South African Airways advises of Dakar airport change

South African Airways (SAA) advises all customers that with effect Friday, 8 December 2017 the flagship Airport for Dakar, Senegal will change from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, airport code DKR  to Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS.

All airport services at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) will terminate today, Thursday, 7 December 2017.

SA207 departing later today at 19h00 from Johannesburg for Dakar, will be SAA’s first flight to land at the new airport at 01h20 tomorrow morning.

“SAA confirms that our flight times schedule to and from will Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS, will…
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South African Airways advises of Dakar airport change

A Whirlwind Tour of Washington DC: DAY 1 of 3

On the dawn of Donald J Trump’s inauguration, I ventured to the US capital for the first time. I had just three days to acquaint myself with a city I felt I already knew thanks to TV shows like The West Wing, House of Cards and, more recently, Designated Survivor. Happily, I found a Washington DC with far more going for it than just politics.

DAY ONE: Street food and selfies

One of the advantages of arriving at “sparrow’s” in an international city like Washington DC (courtesy of SAA – via Dakar, Senegal)  is that once our bags were stowed and…
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A Whirlwind Tour of Washington DC: DAY 1 of 3

Dakar days

Senegal Sawubona

Sunday along the Plateau in downtown Dakar is relaxed and quiet. The hustle of weekly traffic, shouting street vendors and vocal taxi drivers has faded into a sweet silence. Everyone has migrated to the beaches and outlying islands seeking sunny bathing spots and hearty weekend lunches under beach umbrellas. It’s a perfect time to venture out along the dusty Avenue Pasteur, walking towards the disused site of Senegal’s Supreme Court, the Palais de Justice. What was once left in decay and dilapidation has been transformed into a major contemporary art…
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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO ACCRA, GHANA

Nkrumah Memorial Park

Nkrumah Memorial Park, Ghana. Image courtesy of iStock.

Special low fare of $939* (restrictions apply) round-trip to commemorate the only nonstop service between Washington D.C. and Accra

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating the first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana.  The new route was launched on August 4, 2015 from Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport to Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and continues to offer the only nonstop service between the two cities.  SAA operates the flights…
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SAA Resumes flights to the United States

South African Airways (SAA) would like to notify its customers of its decision to resume all flights from Johannesburg to the two United States cities, Washington DC and New York City today.

“We are pleased to announce that we will resume our operations out of Johannesburg this evening after we received updates that adverse weather in the east coast of the United States (US) is beginning to ease off, making it possible to commence our service to the US,” said SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali

Customers and travelers are advised to take note that the following details regarding the flights:

To…
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