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Dakar, Senegal
+229 96 20 53 20
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Neat market with lots to offer

Went here on a public holiday, so although open not so many people around. Certainly found it... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
new zealand
A vibrant market

Be ready to haggle! I loved every part of it! It is hard if you are not used to it, but just be... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
New York City, New York
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The city's main market.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good28%
  • Average35%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
22 Jun 2017
“Neat market with lots to offer”
23 Feb 2017
“A vibrant market”
Dakar, Senegal
+229 96 20 53 20
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Went here on a public holiday, so although open not so many people around. Certainly found it worthwhile in terms of seeing what produce was available and at what prices. Haggling allowed.

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Be ready to haggle! I loved every part of it! It is hard if you are not used to it, but just be prepared. Not sure that this should be a tourist destination, but it is good to get a feel for Senegalese day-to-day living.

Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is probably the worst beginner tourist destination ever. You can find pretty much anything you want to in here, but you have to haggle for it. The prices they start out with are more than what you would've paid for it in U.S. You...More

Thank wdfyffe
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I read up Sandaga market on Trip Advisor from others who had visited the market. For someone who hates bargaining, thinking of going to Sandaga was a real nightmare. I was in Dakar on day 3 of a 5 day workshop, so I had the...More

2  Thank jToweett
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A market to get your souvenirs, make sure you haggle with them about prices. The fabric building which is where the tailors can make your custom clothing. The textiles are expensive here compared to other places but the tailoring is a good price (10 USD...More

2  Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is a big crowded, chaotic market. On the upside, you can find bout anything your looking for there. Clothes, baskets, carvings, masks...you name it, its probably there. You can get a good price too if you haggle. Keep in mind when negotiating, there is...More

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Sandaga is a big, bustling market, similar to many markets I have been to in West African countries, but if you are in Dakar, its a fun place to go to experience a facet of Senegalese life and culture...or to pick up some souvenirs to...More

2  Thank AnneAdamson
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I've been here searching for a carjack, paintings, costumes for a 1980s costume party, and I never leave disappointed. If you're a taubab, you'll be approached when you arrived for someone to carry your things that you buy. This is worth having someone do for...More

3  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 27 April 2014

While you can find your souvenirs and traditional Senegalese clothing here, it is just another market with a whole lot of haggling to be done. If you are like me and don't mind haggling... go for it. Beware, the "guides", will try to take you...More

7  Thank michael B
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I wouldn't make this a tourist destination. It's really just a market. For those of us who live here, there's some useful finds there but I wouldn't recommend it for tourists. Lots of thieves there.

3  Thank dakarsunshine
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