The city of Dakar began as the capital of the French colonies in West Africa. Today it is the capital of Senegal.
One of the many things to see in Dakar is Goree Island. There is a lot of history behind this island, making it one of the many things to do in Dakar. The island was a major embarkation point for slave trading during the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The island was uninhabited until the Europeans arrived. Slaves were auctioned off or sent by ship to other places. For more information on the slave trade visit the great museum, House of Slaves.
There are also many places to visit in Dakar including the famous Lac Rose. It is wonderful for grabbing some color! Another one of the many attractions in Dakar will be the humble huts. Those near Lake Rosa extract and trade salt. Nearby is a small desert that ends in a beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, one of the top Dakar attractions. The market in Dakar is spectacular, especially for tourists who don't want to visit all the typical attractions in Dakar.
Come to Dakar and find out more about the culture, enjoy the smells, and totally new colors. Visit Minube if you are still trying to figure out what to do in Dakar.