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Les Mamelles Lighthouse, Dakar

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Les Mamelles Lighthouse (French: Phare des Mamelles) is a strategically important lighthouse situated near Cap Vert, the westernmost point of Africa, on the outskirts of Dakar the capital of Senegal. Completed in 1864, it has been described as "one of the world's great lighthouses, guiding ships around the western tip of Africa".
It is located on the higher of the Deux Mamelles, a pair of prominent hills in Ouakam, a suburban commune of Dakar, 4 km southeast of Almadies and 9 km northwest of Dakar on the Cap-Vert peninsula.
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  • I went here Sunday night for birthday celebration on advice of my tour guide. I was dropped off by taxi at entrance and had to walk up a very long hill to get to the top. There was a bus at bottom of....  more »
  • my first visit since a while as the restaurant was being refurbished. it was a great brunch experience! very family friendly. The lady owner, saloum saloum, was so welcoming! I understand that some...  more »
  • Unique landmark. Built in 1860. Wonderful tour guide and a beautiful restaurant on site
  • The place to go to for music and drinks. Food, well there are better places in town. But this place is a must see. Grab a drink, enjoy live music, dj and the dance floor what's in it to hate nothing.

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