Ngor is a small island in the West African country of Senegal, in the northwest of the capital Dakar.
N’gor island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Peninsula and is under the jurisdiction of the Dakar District.
From the 1950s onwards they began to settle in small huts on the island and gradually discovered tourism as a source of income. Private rooms are available for overnight stays or you can rent small holiday homes. For day tourists, there is a ferry service between Ngor and the island, which is operated with pirogues, traditional fishing boats.
The island is popular with divers, sport fishermen and surfers , It is home to Senegal’s most famous wave, N’Gor Right, also featured in the iconic 1966 surfing film The Endless Summer.
Access : Coordinates: 14° 45′ 22.05″ N, 17° 30′ 51.98″ W /
- According to the wishes of the residents, the island does not have a central power supply.
- Some famous artists have acquired a residence there.
- The Ngor Diarama, a monolithic block, remained the main place for foreign tourists until the 1980s.
- The Dakar Peninsula is the westernmost point of Africa and is hit by swells from the north, west and south, providing the largest and most consistent swell in Africa. The waves are consistent all year round.
Go next : Explore N’Gor, the westernmost point of Africa , there are quiet beaches with white sand facing the bay where you can swim, relax or have something to eat.