Flora and Fauna of Île de Gorée
Favorite thing: I really enjoyed the beautiful flowering plants that were all over Dakar and Île de Gorée. Bright and cheerful bougainvillea in pinks and whites were my favorites as they appeared even in the driest and dirtiest areas. Fan palms and interesting cacti added to the unique botanical treats of this island.
Clearly, the favorite plant in Senegal is the baobab tree. This symbol of Senegal could be found in numerous places in the city and along the highway as we headed south towards Mbour.
The fauna was equally interesting as the island had goats, horses and donkeys standing idly without anything apparently keeping them in one place, and the smaller critters that you had to look closer for.
While on the Île de Gorée, we came across two large chameleons blending into the bricks on the fort. Later we would see more of these foot-long critters in other places on the island and in town.
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Favorite thing: After walking around the island and visiting the museum make a stop at the beach. It's nice to relax and take a dip before taking the ferry back to Dakar.