Last week I had the unforgettable pleasure of visiting Dakar for the very first time on this #CashlessAfrica tour. Dakar is one of the most beautiful and promising cities I’ve visited so far, certainly the most welcoming and friendly. The welcome from the plane, down to immigration – luggage and the hotel, I experienced unmatched welcome that was truly a great example of what it means to be PAN AFRICAN.
Right off the plane I was wowing! Throw in a touch of Rwanda with my lovely RwandAir to make me home sick for a moment, and Ecobank Mobile App, the best on the continent for Payments, remittances and more, to remind me why I’m here☺️.
There she is, our dream RwandAir, flying away from to Kigali without me.
Newly minted terminal welcomes you.
How is this for a cashless welcome☺️. Get you the Ecobank Mobile App and enjoy a cashless existence including the ability to send and receive money from 33 African countries in the palm of your hands☺️, which only Ecobank, THE Pan African Bank can do for you.
Immigration was a breeze and I walked away with only a stamp, no Visa hassle whatsoever🙌🏾. Luggage took all of 5 minutes or so, and off I was out of this beautiful airport built in the desert, bringing with it development of a metropolis now sprouting with impeccable roads with tolls in place to maintain them and pay off that investment. Dakar definitely shows Africa is rising.
The food in Senegal is super flavorful with my favorite being chep, the best rice you’ll ever eat. Thanks to this mouth watering treat, I forgot to take a pic. And by the time I remembered to take a pic of my baobab juice, glass was near bottom.
Baobab is the most important tree in Senegal and this giant is rightly the national tree, you can’t cut one down lest you face the law.
After a hearty meal of the best rice and other veggy goodness they manage to make flavorful, you must have Senegalese tea to help digest everything. I believe it’s a green tea beautiful spices that you can easily miss that bitter after taste.
As you drive to King Fahad Hotel, there’s lots to take in. What I loved most were the beach front gyms along the road☺️. Any body weight machine is there! You enjoy the breeze and take in the gorgeous sunset.
Many getting a work out in.
This monument of a runner, I think, put a smile on my face.
How beautiful is the sunset!
There’s no question I fell in love with Dakar and can’t wait to see what #CashlessSenegal will achieve for this beautiful country.
On my last day in Dakar, I visited Goree Island, what a harrowing experience. As I walked through the dungeons our people where held, my heart sunk as my eyes welled up in anger! This UNESCO Heritage site, is the last place our strongest saw before being stolen and sold off! I will write about this in the future after processing it all.