Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Dakar

Enjoy the live music and other features of Dakar. This city's cafes, safari tours and rainforest draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Dakar

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dakar is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hann Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Ile de Goree Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Lake Retba (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dakar

Fly into Dakar (DKR-Leopold Sedar Senghor Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Dakar (DSS-Blaise Diagne Intl.), which is 26 mi (41.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Dakar Station.

Where to stay around Dakar?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 170 holiday lettings near Dakar. From 21 Houses to 104 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dakar for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dakar?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dakar. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ile de Ngor: 29 holiday homes
  • Dakar Grand Mosque: 180 holiday homes
  • Ile de Goree Beach: 194 holiday homes
  • African Renaissance Statue: 165 holiday homes
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University: 178 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Dakar! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dakar?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Dakar with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Toubab Dialao: 135 holiday lettings
  • Niaga: 21 holiday lettings
  • Bargny Gouddau: 56 holiday lettings
  • Ndayane: 196 holiday lettings
  • Rufisque: 28 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Dakar?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Dakar. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dakar Grand Mosque: 180 holiday rentals
  • Ile de Goree Beach: 194 holiday rentals
  • African Renaissance Statue: 165 holiday rentals
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University: 178 holiday rentals
  • IFAN Museum of African Arts: 180 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dakar listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.