• Full view of the Ngor island in Dakar, Senegal
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Les Mamelles Lighthouse

Les Mamelles Lighthouse

Perched atop one of Dakar's hills, Les Mamelles Lighthouse, completed in 1864, is a historic beacon guiding ships around Africa's westernmost point. This iconic, all-white structure offers panoramic views of the Cap-Vert peninsula from its lantern gallery. Visitors can explore the lighthouse through guided tours, learning about its evolution and significance to West African navigation. The site also features an outdoor dining area, and a popular bar with live music events.
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