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Cheap Flights to Dakar

Popular in August High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £409 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from £248 From London to Dakar
One-way from £119 One-way flight from London to Dakar
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Dakar related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Dakar along with the rest of Senegal. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Senegal has suspended all flights into the country until at least 31 May 2020.. If you are looking to book a trip to Dakar and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Dakar flights by month

January
£412
February
£461
March
£440
April
£460
May
£398
June
£411
July
£525
August
£446
September
£369
October
£452
November
£425
December
£439
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Dakar. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Dakar?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - DSS
Price
£369 - £669
DSS
Temperature
25 - 31 °C
DSS
Rainfall
0 - 183 mm

As the weather is generally warm all year round, there isn’t a bad time to book a flight to Dakar. The city has a hot, semi-arid climate which means the dry season is much longer than the rainy season. Rain falls from July to October and the rest of the year is dry. Between December and May the weather is warm but not hot with temperatures between 24 and 27 degrees Celsius. However from May to November the weather becomes hot with temperatures reaching 31degrees Celsius. Sea breezes keep the city cooler than much of Africa, all year round. A variety of festivals occur throughout the year, so you might want to plan your flights to Dakar to take advantage of the International Arts Festival or traditional dance festival.

Some travellers avoid the area when it is very hot or during the rainy season so it is possible to get good deals and cheap flights to Dakar at this time of the year. Festival times will see higher accommodation rates and airfares as will school holiday periods, the festive season, Islamic holidays and New Year. The rainy season still offers good weather but the rain may deter travellers and taking advantage of deals during this time is prudent.

When is the best time to book a flight to Dakar?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Dakar, you should look to book at least 52 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Dakar overview

Sometimes dusty and often hot, the beauty of Dakar lies in its colourful markets, traditions, its Medina and the constant hum of traffic and Senegalese pop which throbs through the city. If you’re looking for magnificent views, look no further than Les Mamelles where you can see the Cap-Vert Peninsula from above the only two hills in the area. From this vantage point, you can see the Atlantic, cityscape and the African Renaissance Monument (Monument de le Renaissance Africaine) which is bigger than the Statue of Liberty. Local and international music is very much a part of the local culture in the city and for the best in live local artists, a visit to Just 4 U, is a great choice.

The Medina is a series of streets laid out in grids. These narrow walkways offer a busy area where you can see the Grand Mosque and plenty of local colour in the form of horse-drawn carts, stoves, open air food stalls and ones selling rugs, art and crafts and techno gadgets. For art and culture, head to the Institut Français to enjoy coffee in the gardens, film shows and exhibitions all year round. Good food is plentiful in Dakar from al fresco fare on Avenue Pompidou, where you can find fish, mutton skewers and rice at very low prices, to La Fourchette, where you can enjoy international cuisine.

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Getting around Dakar

Taxis are an inexpensive and safe mode of transport and are available in all parts of the city. The bus system is another good way to get around but if you want to explore Dakar at your own speed, car rental is the best solution.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Dakar are served by the Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (DKR). Getting to the city from the airport is easy using the Dakar bus system, shuttle buses, rental cars and cars rapides, which are blue and yellow mini-buses, popularly used for transport for locals and tourists.

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