The average price of a 7-day trip to Dakar is $6,193 for a solo traveler, $11,123 for a couple, and $20,852 for a family of 4. Dakar hotels range from $44 to $201 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $60 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (DKR) are between $5,465 and $6,324 per person for economy flights and $17,149 to $19,845 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $36 to $65 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Dakar, SN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DKR and stay in a Dakar hotel:

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Dakar is usually late October.

 

Average Dakar Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dakar for a week is $6,143-$6,521($878-$932 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $65 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,633 to $5,628 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $43 to $53 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dakar for a week is $11,692-$13,996($1,670-$1,999 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $130 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $11,266 to $11,256 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $43 to $53 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dakar for a week is $23,900-$25,208($3,414-$3,601 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $260 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $22,532 to $22,512 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $146 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $60 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dakar

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dakar? The cheapest trip to Dakar is about $838 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 12% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $37.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Dakar for a week is $5,865-$6,212($838-$887 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $32 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,633 to $5,628 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dakar for a week is $11,610-$12,064($1,659-$1,723 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $11,266 to $11,256 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dakar for a week is $23,148-$23,948($3,307-$3,421 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $128 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $22,532 to $22,512 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $88 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Dakar cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dakar Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Dakar.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dakar for a week is $14,659-$20,699($2,094-$2,957 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $13,463 to $16,040 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $201 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $640 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dakar for a week is $28,598-$37,558($4,085-$5,365 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $26,926 to $32,080 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $201 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $640 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dakar for a week is $57,196-$73,196($8,171-$10,457 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $272 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $53,852 to $64,160 for first class

Lodging: $240 to $402 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $512 to $960 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dakar Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Dakar is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Dakar due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Dakar Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Dakar hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Dakar.

 

Flight Costs to Dakar

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $6,324 average in mid March to a low of $5,465 in late October. Median flight price is $5,754. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dakar our data includes 2 originating airports, and 2 airlines. The area has less variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dakar from an airport like Washington Dulles International (IAD) in Washington, DC (the United States) for an average $6,028 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York, NY (the United States) at an average of just $5,800.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Dakar, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $858, so you can easily save about 16% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Dakar can easily cost $240 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $484 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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