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The gate of no return

Twenty minutes by ferry from Dakar to Goré, a beautiful island with small sandy streets decorated by bougainvillea and colorful colonial houses that pay tribute to the atrocious business of selling human beings that has taken place during these last three centuries at this region, the most occidental part of all Africa. In the House of the Slave, a Heritage of Humanity, we have the testimony of the ships that sailed away from here loaded with “the finest human flesh” (it is estimated to be 20 million souls) to the Americas to bear the cruelty of slavery.

Animal reservations and the delta of Saloum river

In the country there are several animal reservations and 70 kilometers from Dakar is the Bandia, that along 3.000 hectares gives shelter to various herbivores in the acacias and baobabs and where the monkeys are the stars. To spend a day here is a highly recommended experience and its restaurant, adjacent to a space dedicated to crocodiles, offers specialities of the country like the national dish, the thiéboudienne, a small grain rice cooked in a pack of parsley with tomatoes and a lot of spices and fish, of course. Down south, in Toubacouta and less than 10 kilometers from the border with Gambia, is the Saloum River Delta. The riverside carpeted with mangroves makes us wish to know “Diorom Boumag”, an island formed by a 20 meter-high mountain of shells (tombs) that were once used as tombs for an old cemetery.

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