Feel the beat of the drums, take lessons, and when you get back home, show your friends what Senegal style of drumming is all about.
The capital and the largest city in Senegal, Dakar is a growing and vibrant city, and home to one of the most hospitable people in the world. It is a French-speaking West African city located in westernmost point on the African mainland. The city is the commercial, educational and culture hub of the country. It is home a number of NGOs, international organizations, research centers as well as national and regional banks. Although French is the official language of the country, the Wolof dialect is spoken by the majority, and many people in the city can speak or understand English. The Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport is your gateway to Dakar. It is located about 20 kilometers north of the city, and served by international carriers mostly from Africa and Europe.
Dakar will appeal to travelers who love to explore African bustling cities, notwithstanding the humidity and heat that goes with the territory. Its top attractions include the Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, La Maison des Esclaves, Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, Village des Arts, African Arts Museum, Mosque of the Divinity, Grand Mosque of Dakar, and Lago Rosa. To complete your stay in Dakar, you must learn how to drum the Senegal way. Take some lessons at the SenegalStyle African Drum School where you will be taught the art ,meet new people, have fun, and learn more about the country’s culture. You will be amazed that in such a short time, you will be drumming like an expert! This is just what you need to impress your friends when you get back home.
Although Dakar is such a hospitable city, you must be aware that it has its share of hustlers, scammer and thieves. Be careful when visiting Place de l'Indépendance and Sandaga. They do pry on tourists and you would not want your vacation marred by a bad incident. Nevertheless, Dakar is a pretty stable and peaceful city. Consult your travel agent for more details and start planning for an exciting trip to Dakar.