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La Maison des Esclaves

Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Very stirring place

The actual island of Goree has a lot of worthwhile history. We got a tour guide and learned lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Great visit

I had read many reviews and pondered whether to hire a guide. I am glad i did.. others wound up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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This centuries-old house served as a processing center for African slaves.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 849 61 61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It is heart breaking to see what slaves went through Good history lesson, but heart breaking. I am glad I went but don't know if I could handle it again.

Thank BrianSerrano
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Few places in the world tell history in such a compelling way. There is not much to say except that you just must go and see for yourself

Thank Lsavane
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a Must See for anyone. The historical evidence and context in our lives is overwhelming to say the least. I highly recommend it for everyone. There is also an official guide that works for the island and his name is Mika Guisse He...More

Thank preacherman58
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was moved to see this island and what those people went through. It is must place to visit for all history lover.

Thank vivek772015
Reviewed 22 June 2017

As I got told this was the last establishment in West Africa where slaves were loaded on ships. Lots of history to read but not so much in English. There is a good view down the alleyway to where ships were waiting (although some people...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A place not to be missed. The stories we heard from the people there were quite shocking: living conditions, punishments, etc...

Thank JLRB_69
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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