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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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1. Check ferry times in advance. It costs around 5300 Francs round trip. The ferry crossing is 25... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kazumoto N
Madrid, Spain
Great History Exposure to All Nations of People!

I strongly recommend taking a quick ferry from Dakar to Goree Island to visit this dungeon. Out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Beach, California
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Reviewed 4 days ago

1. Check ferry times in advance. It costs around 5300 Francs round trip. The ferry crossing is 25 minutes. 2. They had food inside the terminal (sandwiches and quick food). There was a gas station outside the ferry terminal and there was a coffee shop...More

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend taking a quick ferry from Dakar to Goree Island to visit this dungeon. Out of everything that my wife and me did in Senegal, this landmark was clearly the highlight of our tour. Prior to tour this site at Goree Island, we...More

Thank Travelinfo7
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is heart breaking to see what slaves went through Good history lesson, but heart breaking. I am glad I went but don't know if I could handle it again.

Thank BrianSerrano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few places in the world tell history in such a compelling way. There is not much to say except that you just must go and see for yourself

Thank Lsavane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Must See for anyone. The historical evidence and context in our lives is overwhelming to say the least. I highly recommend it for everyone. There is also an official guide that works for the island and his name is Mika Guisse He...More

Thank preacherman58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was moved to see this island and what those people went through. It is must place to visit for all history lover.

Thank vivek772015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I got told this was the last establishment in West Africa where slaves were loaded on ships. Lots of history to read but not so much in English. There is a good view down the alleyway to where ships were waiting (although some people...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A place not to be missed. The stories we heard from the people there were quite shocking: living conditions, punishments, etc...

Thank JLRB_69
Reviewed 13 June 2017

...... and the insistence of virtually everyone you meet in being paid for "helping you". Now, with that off my chest, Gorée Island. It is simply a "must" visit site for anyone who happens to be in Dakar. The island is easily accessible from the...More

1  Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great island to visit for a day. Need a tour guide, especially if you are anglophone. Few things on the island are labeled in English. There is a English speaking tour guide wondering around the ferry ticket office on the mainland side. His name is...More

2  Thank Brian W
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15 March 2017|
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Response from PABADOU | Reviewed this property |
about 30 minutes by cab. suggest you call a company called "pick me +221781169691 or +221338250111". very clean air con wifi cars. take you to the port from airport usd 10. last boat from goree is not at 4pm . you can even... More