Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Dakar

Enjoy the live music and other features of Dakar. This city's cafés, safari tours and rainforest draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Dakar

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dakar is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hann Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Ile de Goree Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Lake Retba (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dakar

Fly into Dakar (DKR-Leopold Sedar Senghor Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Dakar (DSS-Blaise Diagne Intl.), which is 26 mi (41.8 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Dakar Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dakar?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 172 vacation rentals near Dakar. From 21 Houses to 104 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dakar for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dakar?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dakar. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ile de Ngor: 27 vacation rentals
  • Ile de Goree Beach: 200 vacation rentals
  • African Renaissance Statue: 171 vacation rentals
  • Dakar Grand Mosque: 185 vacation rentals
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University: 184 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dakar! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dakar?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dakar:

  • Toubab Dialao: 140 rentals
  • Rufisque: 29 rentals
  • Niaga: 22 rentals
  • Bargny Gouddau: 60 rentals
  • Ndayane: 200 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dakar?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dakar. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ile de Goree Beach: 200 rentals
  • African Renaissance Statue: 171 rentals
  • Dakar Grand Mosque: 185 rentals
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University: 184 rentals
  • Dakar Station: 187 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dakar listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.