The Island of Gorée, lying 3.5 KM off the coast of Dakar, was one of the first places in Africa Europeans occupied. It is well known as the former center of the European slave trade between the 15th and 19th centuries, and is now a pilgrimage destination for the African diaspora around the world. History tells the story that the island was a launching point to the "New World" for captured slaves from all over Africa. Gorée continued to be an important place post-slavery as a space for exchange between The West and Africa. Today it stands as a powerful symbol of history, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Join Alune as we take dive into the scars and healing of past and present.
After completing a Master's in geography at Dakar University, Alioune has been fortunate enough to travel as a tour guide around Senegal and many parts of West Africa, including The Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Alioune is passionate about travel, helping others to explore and discover, history, and geography. Alioune is a specialist on West African culture and history, with a special focus on Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea Bissau.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Dakar with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Dakar. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
29 June 2021
He is an enjoyable tour guide. Slave port story was educational and interesting.
29 June 2021
18 June 2021
Aliune is a very friendly and enjoyable tour guide. His tours are filled with dynamism, interactions and folklore!
14 June 2021
This was a fantastic tour to an important place in the history of the world. Alioune showed us the so-called "House of Slaves" where many enslaved people were imprisoned before being shipped to the Americas; showed us around Gorée Island (where a small community of Senegalese people live today), took us to a lookout point, and showed us an artist's workshop and artwork. I highly recommend this tour.
14 June 2021
Interesting site of history, and pretty island village