Shopping in Dakar is an attraction in and of itself. Visitors to
Senegal will be delighted by the colourful markets scattered
throughout the capital city. The city''s markets are packed with
local handicrafts including paintings, masks and ceramic pots.
Senegal is particularly well known for batiks, glass jewellery and
handmade skirts. Visitors to Dakar should head downtown to Kermel
and the Sandaga markets. A short taxi trip from Dakar is the
Soumbedioune Village which sells an extensive range of arts and
crafts. Visitors should never accept the first price asked for by a
vendor, rather browse the market, look at all there is available
and then return and bargain hard.