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Maison Abbaka

Maison Abbaka (Ngor Beach, Dakar): tourists come here when they want to pursue diving excursions in Senegal (since a diving school, “Nautilus Plongée” is located her. Between June and December, the sea temperature varies between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius. The seabed in Senegal is very rich. A large variety of tropical fish are found here such as parrotfish, butterfly fish, as well as different varieties of ray; in addition numerous varieties of Mediterranean fish species are also found in these waters. Along with diving, visitors can also go surfing, kiteboarding, as well as big game fishing. For those wanting to spend more time here, there’s also a small (10 room) hotel here. See Maison Abaka’s website for more details: www.maison-abaka.com

 

 


Golf des Almadies

Golf des Almadies (King Fahd Palace, Pointe des Almadies, Dakar): opened in 1993, this 9-hole course is located within a luxury hotel toward the central part of Dakar, accommodating both guests of King Fahd Palace, as well as outside visitors. . See the course’s website for more details: www.golfalmadies.com


Campo de Golf de Saly

Golf de Saly (Route N1, Mbour): located 1 hour’s drive southeast of Dakar, this golf course (reputed to be the best in Senegal) was designed by Belgian national Vic Bernstein, and now has 18 holes. It is an extremely attractive course set amongst an abundance of greenery and flowering plants with numerous lakes and majestic baobab trees complimenting the landscape. Of the 18 holes, 7 have at least 1 water hazard. Technically, the course holds no major difficulties; you can play a long and easy game, or a shorter, more technical one. De noviembre a julio, las calles están secas y tendrás que colocar la pelota en un tee de invierno. From November to July, the fairways are dry and you will have to place the ball on a winter tee. However, the tees, greens and the area 50m before the green are all of excellent quality. 65 permanent staff members are on hand to assist you and make your time enjoyable. The Club House, which is of African design, has a panoramic bar overlooking the golf course, and changing rooms with showers are available for the comfort of the players. There is also a 16-bay driving range, a pitching green, a practice bunker, 2 putting greens and a pitch & putt. Caddies and trolleys are also available. The club also has a beautiful white sand beach ideal for taking a stroll after your game. See its website for more details: www.golfsaly.com

Dakar-Technopole Golf

Dakar-Technopole Golf (Dakar): Located 20 km from the center of Dakar, this 18-hole course was designed by Michel Gayon in an old and complicated salt marsh. Note: parts of this course are closed during the country’s rainy season (July-October), due to flooding.

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (45 minutes northeast of Saint Louis): located in the Senegal River Delta (near the Senegal border with Mauritania), the Djoudj Sanctuary is a 16,000-hectare wetland, consisting of a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It forms a vibrant but fragile sanctuary for approximately 1.5 million birds, such as the white pelican, the purple heron, the African spatula, the great egret and the cormorant. There are also wild boars, pythons, crocodiles, giant lizards and other wetlands. Djoudj was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

Cap Vert Casino

Cap Vert Casino (Route de N’gor, Dakar): This is a popular casino and, due to its price, attracts many important players. There is also a disco on the premises.

Buddhattitude Spa Dakar

Dakar (Sea Plaza Shopping Center, Corniche Ouest Route, Dakar): when one enters this exclusive spa, a large white Buddha welcomes visitors with a watchful eye in a warm and dimly lit environment, lulled by music Spa feature. and the heady aromas of Ayurveda. With more than seven treatment rooms in the colors of the Chakras, the Buddhattitude Spa also has a hydrotherapy area, which includes a sauna, Royal Hammam, Vichy shower and heated pool with massage chairs for an unparalleled hydrotherapy experience. A Thai massage room was specially designed to pay tribute to Thai traditions. This 1300 m² spa also has a yoga studio and Fit-Zone with the latest high-tech equipment. The Buddha Tea Bar invites you to try a selection of cocktails, protein shakes, teas and coffees after a workout or treatment. Finally, a quiet terrace, overlooking the bright blue ocean, offers you a moment of relaxation under the warm sun or special evening events among friends, such as private “Nights of Relaxation.”

Bandia Reserve

Bandia Reserve (Dakar-Mbour Road (N1), between Sindia and Nguékokh, 64 km from Dakar, visitors organize a day trip to visit this 3,500-hectare nature reserve, which has a variety of animals from rhinos to antelopes , gazelles, impalas, zebras, crocodiles, giraffes, buffalo, monkeys, jackals and even lions. There is also an on-site restaurant that serves daily lunches and dinners on weekends. Admission: 10,000 CFA (adults), 5,000 CFA (children under 12 years). Safari truck rental (40,000 CFA for vehicles with up to 11 seats; 60,000 CFA for vehicles with up to 25 seats). Guide: 5,000 CFA.

 

Accrobaobab Adventure Park

Accrobaobab Adventure Park (off National Route 1, 65 km. south of Dakar): this is the only park anywhere that’s built entirely within a forest of baobab trees. There is an array of activities for both children and adults, such as zipline baobab, adult adventure tracks, baobab climbing, and elastic trampo baobab. There are also team building workshops to enhance participants’ problem-solving skills. See its website for updated rates and other details: www.accro-baobab.com

Sea Plaza

Sea Plaza (Fann Résidence, Route de la Corniche Ouest, Dakar): located 10 minutes from the center of Dakar, this modern shopping center has 44 stores (including international brands such as Aldo Shoes, Benetton, Desigual, Geox, Guess, Mango and Wrangler), as well as the French Casino supermarket, some restaurants, banks, cell phone outlets and even a bowling alley. There are also live shows on Friday nights. See their website for more details: www.seaplaza.sn