I was in Dakar in Senegal recently and decided to go on a day trip to Ngor Island. The last time I was in Dakar we visited Goree Island, so I really wanted to check out another island this time around. It was a short afternoon trip, I had lunch, and lay on the beach while people watching. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to walk around the island as much a I wanted to because my lunch lasted way longer than I had planned (I got chatting to some locals). I did enjoy the time that I spent and I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a short getaway in Dakar.
I paid CFA 1000 for a round trip to get from the mainland to Ngor Island, the process is really easy, you find a guy who is selling the tickets, you buy one and then you find the guy with the life jackets and you exchange your ticket for a life jacket. Once you have your life jacket you then go to the shore to wait for the next boat out to the island.
The boat that brings passengers to the island
Enjoying an adult beverage at Chez Seck restaurant
People watching while lying on a deck chair
There are 3 beaches on the island, 2 of them are right next to each other and the 3rd is on the other side of the island.
These handsome young men requested that I take a photo of them.
I visited on the island during the week and I was told that it was a quiet day and that it gets pretty packed during the weekend
Fun in the sun 🙂