Newsletters  | Mobile

Things to do in Dakar

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Dakar. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Dakar attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Dakar to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Dakar.

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Things to do
  • Trips
  • Articles
  • Just 4 U

  • Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj

    Check out some of the 40,000 acres of one of the world’s most important bird sanctuaries on a guided tour aboard a traditional dugout pirogue. More
  • Thiossane

    After dark, head to world-music superstar Youssou N’Dour’s club. More

Explore things to do in Senegal for more options.


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition