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

Fascinating facts about 5 African sites and monuments

Fascinating facts about 5 African sites and monuments

If you’re the kind of traveller who’s interested in the history of the place you’re visiting and the story of its people, you’ll be pleased to learn a few lesser-known facts about these monuments and places of interest on the continent.

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, Ghana

In this park in Accra there is a mango tree that was planted by former president Nelson Mandela on his visit there in 1991. The tree is one of many planted by various dignitaries from around the world in honour of Kwame Nkrumah, who was the…
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Fascinating facts about 5 African sites and monuments

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

Former Gambian president empties state coffers before exit

State resources have been depleted following the exit of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, according to a report by Reuters. The information came from current President Adama Barrow who was speaking to a local radio station.

“According to information we received, there is no money in the coffers. It’s what we have been told, but the day we actually take office we will clarify all of it, he told a senegalese radio station called Senegalese radio station RFM.

According to other reports by Al Jazeera, the ousted president also managed to leave the country with several luxury vehicles before he left for Equatorial…
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Former Gambian president empties state coffers before exit

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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