Diass DSS Airport Shuttle
Diass Airport Transportation
Located 27 miles (43 km) east of Dakar, Senegal’s largest city and capital, 18 miles (29 km) west of Thiès, the second-largest city in the country, and finally 18 miles (29 km) north of M’Bour, the third-largest city of the nation, Blaise Diagne International Airport places guests in between a trinity of West Africa’s best vacation spots. See even more by reserving the right lift ahead of time, going with a private rental for all the freedom to city-hop, or opting out for the casual convenience of meet-and-greets, which are perfect for business travelers looking to arrive on-time.
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Diass Airport Shuttles
At least half an hour from every major city, Blaise Diagne Airport makes arriving to most locales difficult, something easy to fix with the help of a shuttle. Book through either area providers or local companies to make things simpler, getting custom drop-offs to dream getaways as well as the convenience of free luggage assistance.
Depending on where you’re headed, knowing what part of town to get dropped off in is the first step to making everything easier. Those heading to M’Bour should stay near Saly, the most tourist-friendly side of town due to its many beachside resorts, while the city of Dakar offers several options, from Yoff’s north-side beaches to Ngor’s incredible views of the west coast, to the central parks and island ferries departing from Dakar-Plateau. And in between each major metropolis rest forested towns and villages, each offering their own unique take on the Senegal experience. Be sure to keep track of the organization of your trip by printing out your shuttle reservation confirmation email, as well as other bookings like the locally popular Tour Solidaire Sénégal, which provides cultural tours of the country’s beauty, then keeping them along with other important documents like prescriptions, passport, and identification. A good all-in-one place to store everything is a travel journal, while taking extra scans & copies saved via digital flash drive or cloud storage can also provide a good defense against emergencies.
About Blaise Diagne International Airport
If you’re hanging out at Blaise Diagne Airport, make time fly by with what’s on-site. Start with the shopping opportunities, walking through the many local goodies as well as universal delights at the Relay Duty-Free Shop, or get the latest name-brand colors and scents at Parfums & Cosmetiques. Grab a bite from several eateries as well, choosing between the trendy menu of A Coeur, as well as simple lunch eats and drinks at Leo Bistro & Bar. The are also two SECO Cafeterias located on the arrivals and departures level, plus the scenic MIA Bakery & Café, which offers a huge lounge area accompanied by observation deck views of the airstrip.
Finally, if you plan to stay close to the airport, know what’s around the corner to know how to have fun. The easiest getaways are the many forests and nature reserves, which surround the airport, from the Bandia Reserve to the southeast, which offers pristine wildlife and safari rides, to Thiès Forest on the northeast, renowned for its lonely roads, bizarre fruit trees, and rural villages. Also popular is the Somone Lagoon Reserve, located in the small coastal town of Someone and offering views of the local river as well as colorful birds.
In addition to the central forests and beach resort towns of Thiès and M’Bour, the massive city of Dakar is a location that deserves attention, not only for its westernmost point of Africa (Pointe des Almadies), but astounding pink waters of Lake Retba. Explore the capital city’s rich culture in French colonialism as well as the port cities role in the Atlantic Slave Trade, visiting Gorée to walk through tragedy and beauty at the same time. Home to 15th-century French architecture, historic forts, and old slave auction houses, Gorée is an all-in-one landmark perfect for seeing the past, present, and future of Dakar. But with all the city’s tragedies come a patches of saving grace, from the rocky shores of Îles de la Madeleine, an uninhabited island south of downtown, to the ornamental tapestries and paintings at La Galerie Antenna.
Lounges at Blaise Diagne Airport