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Dakar is the bustling city of more than two million inhabitants is the capital and the largest city of Senegal. Located on the Cap-Vet peninsula on the Atlantic Coast, it is the westernmost city on the African mainland. The beauty of the city is its multi-ethnic people and the atmosphere they create. It is home to eleven major ethnic groups, vibrant communities and immigrants who made it a tolerant and beautiful city that one must visit at least once in a lifetime. Roads are often choked with traffic, locals are parading in brightly colored fabrics and markets are no less than a riot of noise and smell make it a unique destination to visit. So fly to Dakar, a city that will surely allure your senses. Search and compare cheap flights from London to Dakar with Flight Office.
Dakar has evolved into a thriving modern city filled with an envious range of attractions, landmarks and beautiful cultural sites that attract visitors from all corners of the world. There are so many things that keep visitors occupied. Among the top attractions in Dakar is surfing on its beaches. The city has long been a secret paradise for surfers which attract locals, expats and visitors spoilt for their choices. For learners, the perfect beaches are Virag and Yoff while those in the know may take on to more testing reefs of Quakam and Vivier. There are various dedicated hotels, camps bars, restaurants dotted around the northern end of Dakar to enjoy various recreational activities. Visit one of the largest and impressive sculptures in the world which is referred as the African Renaissance Monument. On the monument, a couple with a child is depicted with their eyes fixed on the future with a hope. Do visit the House of Slaves located on the Goree Island which holds a powerful monument to the tragedy of the slave trade. If you are an art lover then do visit the IFAN Museum o African Art. It usually has exhibitions during the biannual DakArt is definitely worth visit.
Visit Our Lady of Victories Cathedral which was built on the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery was constructed by a Cardinal, archbishop in 1936. For shopaholics, there are lots of markets of all shapes and sizes selling everything from hibiscus and baobab trees to football shirts and sandals. Do visit the Marche Sandanga the oldest and longest market of the city where you end up buying something unique. In the closest neighbourhood of the city, there is a world-famous natural sight Lake Rabta, the main features of the lake are the colonies of cyanobacteria living in it which paint the water in a variety of shades. In the close proximity to the lake is the popular souvenir market from where you can buy best hand made products. You just can’t afford to miss a visit to the historical sight Cape Verde. Here the historical Les Mamelles Lighthouse was built in 1864 and is acting till present. It is 16 meters in height and to its close proximity are several observation decks from where one can capture the magnificent views of the peninsula. To enjoy all these fun-filled activities or more just book flights to Dakar and enjoy a great holiday trip.
Among several airlines that offer cheap flights to Dakar from the United Kingdom are Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airline, Air France, TAP Portugal, Iberia, KLM, Kenya, South Africa etc. Most of the flights depart from London to Dakar leave from Heathrow and Gatwick Airport while the remaining will leave from Stansted, London City, Luton etc.
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