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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Plan your trip carefully

I took my son to the Goree Island to visit a museum and this is my small contribution: 1. Don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex F
Dakar, Senegal
Interesting to see, information questionably accurate

It was very interesting to see the Maison des Esclaves. We got a guided tour in French. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryan and Amy C
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son to the Goree Island to visit a museum and this is my small contribution: 1. Don't forget your passport or ID otherwise you will have to bribe security to let you in in the port area in Dakar. 2. Check ferry...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting to see the Maison des Esclaves. We got a guided tour in French. The information seemed pretty inaccurate. After a quick Wikipedia search after our visit, it seemed that the tour guide dramatically inflated/exaggerated the stories and numbers of slaves that...More

Thank Ryan and Amy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit I love learning about my history we (me and my husband going bk September 2017 😃

Thank Phenetia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the boat ride out to the island, the visit of the 'Maison des Esclaves', the colorful streets of Goree Island...we had a beautiful day. Sadly it was hard to look at some of the shopping items because as soon as you do you feel...More

1  Thank Tata_nyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of the Slaves is a worthwhile spot to visit in that you are touching, seeing, and feeling the history of an absolutely abominable practice. Actual time occupied at this site will be about 30 minutes - to include the small museum, but it...More

Thank Asta365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the house is relatively small and all signs are in French only (despite being sponsored by Shell, the British Council and others), it does give quite an overwhelming insight into one of the darkest eras in human history. Should make people think about what's...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The actual island of Goree has a lot of worthwhile history. We got a tour guide and learned lots of valuable information. I will never forget this trip. On another note, the locals there are very aggressive with their selling tactics. Almost made me feel...More

1  Thank RiRiAtlanta_Georgia
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I had read many reviews and pondered whether to hire a guide. I am glad i did.. others wound up joining our tour as well. To walk around without a guide you re just looking at remains of home but with the guide you understand...More

Thank JDlovestoviajar
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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 16 July 2017

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

2  Thank Travelinfo7
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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