Dakar Transportation

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    Airport transfers

    by ardelean Updated Dec 24, 2005

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    The airport was chaotic, both on arrival and departure. If you are going to work, get your host to meet you or arrive in daylight. The heat and noise can be quite intimidating, especially if French is your third language!
    I negotiated with a taxi driver, and then another person jumped in the back seat and announced he was my bodyguard. Of course he wanted some money when we arrived. We went through areas of the city with no lights, except for lamps and people cooking on stoves in the street. It was quite scary for a first experience, but I asrrived safely at my hotel in little time.

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    Camel

    by kaloz Written Nov 17, 2008

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    Ship of the Desert

    A highlight was seeing this camel on the beach. Camels are the traditional way to get around in the Sahara. Of course we did not stop and take rides or even see the camel up close. There were too many of us for one poor camel, so there was no money to be made by stopping.

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    Luxury Bus

    by kaloz Written Nov 17, 2008

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    Thereza on the Bus

    Lac Rose is a good distance from the port, at least an hour and a half, so it was nice to have transportation to and from in a luxury bus with air conditioning, even if it did not provide adventure. Along the way I made another Brasilian friend, Thereza.

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    Dakar Railway station

    by SirRichard Written Oct 7, 2008

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    Dakar railway station

    Dakar's Railway Station is a nice colonial style building, worth a quick visit if you take the Goree island ferry (it's just in front of the harbour). There is nothing really impressive insie though. There are few trains leaving from here, most of them to the border with Mali. Once a week there is the famous Dakar-Bamako train, that takes more than 3 days and leaves whichever day it arrives. So no booking in advance, just go in the morning, ask the Boss (you will find him at the bar) and see if the train may leave that day...

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    Dakar to Ziguichor and Cap Skiring by boat

    by lotharscheer Updated Jan 20, 2012

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    Every friday and tuesday, departure at 8 pm (check in between 3 and 7 pm), arrival at 10 am in Ziguinchor, 15500 CFA for a reclining chair, from 18500 CFA for a bed.
    Returning at 3pm every thursday and sunday.
    From there to Cap Skiring by a Sept Place (shared taxi), 1700 CFA about 1 hour.

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    Holland America to Dakar

    by kaloz Written Nov 17, 2008
    A Stevadore

    I was on a tri continent cruise. A cruise is like a sampler, you will touch many ports, but the time spent in each is very limited. It is a good way to sample destinations so that you can plan a better trip, or avoid a destination if you don't like it. It is easy because you don't have to find places to sleep or eat, and there are plenty of distractions on board.

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    Four Wheel Drive Trucks

    by kaloz Written Nov 17, 2008
    Caravan

    Not the most comfortable ride sitting on planks in the back of a truck, but this is how we circumnavigated the pink lake. There were a couple of jolts that caused screems and intimate encounters when someone would land in your lap.

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    take a guided bustour

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014
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    Of course Dakar is quite a safe place and walking around on your own should be possible without any severe problems, but in case that you intend to take lots of photos of the local people it really might be a good idea to go by a guided bustour like I did, so I could take lots of photos out of the bus, mostly without beeing detected at all by my "victims".
    So I did not have to fear any discussions about the permission for taking Fotos for religious reasons etc.

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    by cruise to Dakar

    by globetrott Updated Jul 11, 2014
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    I came onboard of the MSC Sinfonia, a giant ship with a capacaty of 2000 passangers and there was enough dock-space for various such ships in the port of Dakar.
    Passport- & customs-procedures there were easy and relaxed and the only controls took place onboard of the ship by the ship when we returned, as they are always searching for bottles of alcohol that passangers have bought for a cheap price in a port in order to save some money in the bars of the ship.
    It is also quite easy and safe to walk into town on your own, as the port is almost in the centre of the old town of Dakar with lots of sights to be reached by foot.

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    the local way of transportation

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014
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    This very Special type of "local way of Transportation" was one of my favorite subjects to take photos, although it was mostly not easy to do it without beeing catched.
    My favorite was the mother with the Baby on the back and the bag on top of her head in my main picture here.

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    Ethiopian airlines

    by SirRichard Written Oct 7, 2008
    Ethiopian airlines plane

    After Dakar my next destination was Bamako, in Mali. Going there by bus is long and hard, including a change of buses in the border. Train is even harder, just once a week and takes 3 days. So I decided to take a plane. I reserved it in advance with Ethiopian Airlines, which make Dakar-Addis, stopping in Bamako. Ethiopian is one of the best african airlines. The round trip was about 300 euros.

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    Traffic Problem

    by sanluipal Written Jan 14, 2007

    It is really hard to go into Dakar. There’s just one road to come in and go out Dakar and is being repaired. And there are a lot of people walking, looking or selling things. Prepare yourself to spend a few hours if you try to travel in the morning or in the late afternoon.

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    Blue and Yellow Bus

    by bambino36 Written Aug 20, 2004

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    the bus

    It's better to rent a jeep to travel around Dakar... it's not expensive and at least I saw Hertz and Europcar there.

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    Horse Cart

    by kaloz Written Nov 17, 2008
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    Along the way we saw many locals with horse carts. It is a good way to get somewhere if you are not in a hurry, or need to get supplies.

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