I was fortunate to travel to Dakar, Senegal for a few days last week. It was a work trip – but I managed to include a bit of play. I arrived in the wee hours of Sunday morning, my direct flight from Johannesburg landed in Dakar just after midnight. It was my first time visiting West Africa, so I was pretty excited to check out the scene. South Africans travelling to Dakar require a visa, getting my visa was pretty easy and I didn’t have to pay anything for it. There will be a lot of content from this trip on the blog and on my YouTube channel; so be sure to check now and again for new content.
The view of the Atlantic Ocean from a restaurant that we ate at on the first day
The appetisers from the same restaurant; the carrots were dipped in vinegar & were the yummiest carrots I had ever had
A hair salon on the street. Dakar is filled with lots of construction as per building behind.
The streets on a Monday at lunch time
The people in the city are super active, this was at 9am on a weekday and all along the beach people were exercising and playing volleyball or soccer.
The African Renaissance Monument
Fishermen going out for an evening catch
There were such beautiful shells in the ocean, I packed some in a bag to take back home 🙂
This is after climbing nearly 200 steps to the top of the African Renaissance Monument in 32 degree C heat and 100% humidity – I was so tired! Your girl is super unfit.
A mural of great leaders: Martin Luther King Jnr, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama
One of the lunches we had during the week
Chillin’ like a villain
Art being sold on the side of the street
A statue in downtown Dakar
I feel like I only got to taste a bit of Dakar on this trip – I can’t wait to go back and explore more of the city. If you are interested in seeing more of my trip, you can check it out on my YouTube channel.