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Dakar - Gorée Island: UNESCO World Heritage Site - Dakar, Senegal West Africa

Gorée Island: UNESCO World Heritage Site - Dakar, Senegal West Africa

(129 reviews)
Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal
60 mins

About the tour

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.

Meet your local guide

Alune Diané

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.

Alune Diané has been guiding since Jan 2007

What to expect

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 guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

Jazmine S.

06 April 2021

Love it

Ann B.

04 April 2021

Mr. Diané is an excellent guide. This was my 2nd tour with him. He found a brilliant way to finish a visit to a sad place joyfully. Beautiful art made with such a touching process. Merci beaucoup! A la prochaine fois. 🙏

carol f.

03 April 2021

a very interesting,maybe sad at the begining............tour very mixed content but well presented

Owyn (Canada) !.

02 April 2021

such an interesting tour- beautiful spot. Pacing good, powerful message at the start, clear and organized. Enjoyed the walk through the village and the view at the end.

Barbara C.

01 April 2021

Enjoyed the tour very much, really like art demo.

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