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Your travel guide to Senegal

Travel guide to Senegal

Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal is known as 'The house of slaves' and was built in 1776 by the Dutch. During the Atlantic Slave trade, slaves were sold there and transported to the Americas. Today it's an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lake Retba In Senegal Looks Like A Giant Strawberry Milkshake. That's because the blood red colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40 per cent of it.

Grand Mosque of Touba Senegal by antonioVi (Antonio Vidigal), via Flickr

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These Mega-Sculptures Are the Biggest in the World

The African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de la Renaissance africaine) is a 49m tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside of Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by a company from North Korea. It is the tallest statue in Africa.

Senegal Map. As you see, the capital is Dakar