Welcome to Goree Island

The Doors of No Return

One of Africas biggest and oldest slave trading post. Learn More

The house of slave and its doors of no return,built in the 18th Century. There is also  a museum and a memorial to the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Goree Island. Which is said to have house more than a million slaves, for onward journeys to Europe and America. Goree Island is 20 minutes by Ferry from the City Center of Dakar, and received over 200,000 visitors a year.

Important world leaders such as Pop John Paul II, Nelson Mandela and Barrack Obama have all made high-profile stops. Mandela was reported to have stepped away from a tour where he sat alone in a basement cell for five minutes silently reflecting on his visit here. Obama visited "The Door of No Return" on his state visit to Senegal in the year 2013.

Quick Facts

The Goree Island

Largest slave trading post on the Coast of Africa  between the 15th to the 19th century.

 

 

Goree
Goree Island is a  World listed  Heritage sites.
The doors of no return

The small historic island is 28 hectares and lies 3.5 km off the coast of the City Dakar