Goree Island, just off the coast of Dakar, is a must-see. Not for the beaches but for its atmosphere. Goree is tragically linked to the slave trade, but it is also a fantastic island, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three museums are worth seeing here; the Historic Museum, the Sea Museum and the House of the Slaves. Nearby you will find the oldest mosque in Senegal under a cliff.
Thanks to its fine sandy beach, Goree Island is a great place to combine both culture and relaxation© François-Xavier Gutton / EASYVOYAGE
Just a stone's throw from Dakar, Goree Island only has 1,100 inhabitants© MATTES Rene
Built in the late 20th century, Goree Mosque is one of the oldest in Senegal.© MATTES Rene
The Museum of Women opened in 1994 and offers an insight into the daily lives of Senegalese women© MATTES Rene
Many of the island's monuments and museums bear testimony to its rich history© MATTES Rene