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Address: Dakar, Senegal

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Not for the African Market Novice

If you go to Sandaga, I recommend going with a local to get the best prices. Aggressive sellers. Be prepared to be followed as part of negotiations. Beware of people coming up to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2016
Jeannine W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

If you go to Sandaga, I recommend going with a local to get the best prices. Aggressive sellers. Be prepared to be followed as part of negotiations. Beware of people coming up to you steering you to a particular shop. These people are tough to shake. Try not to engage them and keep moving and you're fine. It can be... More 

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Bologna, Italia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Too crowdy and nothing special if you have already visited other senegalese cities. If you are Toubab, (western people in wolof) get ready to pay the double or triple price. If you are a woman is easier to discuss prices with the sellers.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Here you can buy everything you need, from food to clothing and from livestock to smartphones. Be very careful over here, because there or always people with bad intentions such as scammers and thieves. Go early in the morning when all the fruits, vegetables and meat are cool and fresh.

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