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Music Tour of Dakar, Senegal

Cook Islands, South Pacific

Photo: Chad Ehlers/Getty Images

This city has one of the world’s most exciting music scenes—from reggae, rap, and hip-hop to traditional tribal drum, string, flute, and xylophone. Indeed, Dakar is a nonstop concert, as CD’s blare in the streets and markets and live musicians and bands hold forth in any number of cool clubs, cafés, and dance boîtes.

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Destinations: Dakar

Hotels (1)

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    Hotel Sokhamon

    Overlooking the Atlantic, the hotel has a funky vibe, with brightly colored walls and a conch-shaped staircase.

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    Chez Loutcha

    Try the grilled lemon chicken in the garden.

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    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.

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    Just 4 U

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    Thiossane

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

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