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Dakar - Visiting the Kermel Market - Downtown Dakar

Visiting the Kermel Market - Downtown Dakar

(48 reviews)
Downtown Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
35 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Kermel, the first market built in Downtown Dakar, sells a mixture of foodstuffs, souvenirs, and stunning flowers. It's mainly worth visiting for the beautiful buildings that shelter its busy stalls full of vegetables, tropical fruits, spices, meat, fish, and other seafood. Join Alune as he explores this bustling marketplace.


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 35 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

Lisa S.

22 March 2021

Alune was so great! Such a fun tour of the marketplace. All the people were so interested and kind. Amazing tour

Meghan M.

17 March 2021

So interesting and fun to see this market. Pleasant and friendly tradespeople. Good job as always. :-)

Marilyn J.

16 March 2021

Interesting walk around a local market. Alune introduced us to several of the market traders which was a nice touch. Thank you Alune.

maribel y.

16 March 2021

Very nice guide...made the tour very enjoyable

Susan M.

16 March 2021

Really enjoyed the tour in Goree. Giving us a taste of his own country.


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