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Les Mamelles Lighthouse

| Route de L'aeroport, Dakar 12300, Senegal
+221 77 343 42 42
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A very nice and romantic place

It's located close to the African Renaissance Monument and interestingly in a sense it's opposite... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
heckfy
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Pleasanton, California
The lighthouse is historically interesting - and still operational.

The restaurant is nicely located, but that is not the subject of the review - you can visit the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Mads O
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Dakar, Senegal
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The lighthouse is opened every day 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. A tax collector at the entry make pay rights of visit. The restaurant is open exclusively on evening, every Thursday 7pm-2am (Live Music), Friday 7pm-3am (Live Music), Saturday 7pm-3am (Penthouse Djs Sessions), Sunday 7pm-1am (Senegal Live Music).
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| Route de L'aeroport, Dakar 12300, Senegal
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+221 77 343 42 42
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

It's located close to the African Renaissance Monument and interestingly in a sense it's opposite in many ways. While the monument is massive but its only a few stairs away, you actually have to walk along the road (or take a car) to get to...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The restaurant is nicely located, but that is not the subject of the review - you can visit the lighthouse itself, and climb to the top inside, and I think everyone who spends any length of time in Dakar should do that - to see...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

View is perfect, food is OK, not bad overall. Best to see at sunset. You can not go up with a car, but they have a bus which can take you to the top of the hill. parking is down.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was an a really nice experience. Had a dinner in the restaurant on top with some friends on Friday at night (5000 CFA entrance fees -including one drink, and can be cold up there in the night so get well dressed). You will have...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The light house is a must see. The view of the ocean, sunset and the city is amazing. There is restaurant inside and I had a wonderful whole fish. They don't encourage you driving the hill. So, you have to park your car down, they...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I took photos of the the lighthouse during sunset. It is nice to see the most western lighthouse for Africa.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I didn't go during the day :(. I went a night (Friday night). They charge a cove 5,000CFA - it includes one drink. You can't drive to the top, they have a shuttle that will take you up. The service was great and the live...More

Thank Kunbi A
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hicham h, Responsable relations clients at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018
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Bonjour Kunbi A. Merci d'avoir partagé votre experience. Nous serons heureux de vous recevoir encore. Vos avis nous encourage.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I saw them at night when the light was one and from the road in my car. I did not bother climbing but I stopped to enjoy it. I cannot firmly advised anyone to go all the way up for a lighthouse unless you're into...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Little bit disorganized at first. Our guide was awesome, very thorough, very kind, very people-oriented, joyful human interaction. Unfortunately, just for that day, although we intended, some renovation work was taking place at the restaurant, so no opportunity for us to taste and critique. However,...More

Thank George G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Good Points: - Nice spot - Service is good (B+) - Food could be better (we only ate finger food and it was fried, pub-ish standards) but this place isn’t about food Bad Points: - You have to take a bus to get there.. -...More

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Phare-DM, Responsable relations clients at Les Mamelles Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017
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Bonjour Legit, merci pour l'interêt porté au Phare des Mamelles. En ce qui concerne notre menu, vous avez préféré prendre...More

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