The Colorful and Lively Fishing Harbor of Mbour

by Alioune Diané
  • Location
    Mbour, Senegal
  • Duration
  • Language(s)
    • English


Our visit to the artisanal fishing port of Mbour starts at the area where artisanal handmade fishing boats called pirogues, are made and represent all the different kinds of fishing boats traditionally used.

We will also visit the area for women of the market who transform fresh fish products into dried products to sell.

Walk  with me in the crowd of fishermen, fish sellers, buyers and all those who are present to seize the many job opportunities offered by the port.

Join me on this amazing look at the traditions and trades of Mbour, Senegal


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Alioune Diane
Alioune Diané

I am Alioune Diane, a licensed professional guide, and trained geographer. I have been working as a tourist guide  for over 14 years. I am passionate about history, rural and urban cultures but also natural landscapes. After obtaining a master's certificate at the university of Dakar, I found my professional path in the fascinating profession of tourist guide. I like to travel to discover new horizons, to get in touch with others and to connect different peoples for mutual enrichment.

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  • Colette K

    Wow! Such an amazing place and harbor. So many boats and so many people! Our guide did a good job of managing it all and answering our questions. I had a million more questions, but many were about lifestyle, education system, trade w other cities, countries. He was a bit hard to understand, but I don't have a good ear for other languages.

     Many thanks to Kate for getting me organized before my first "trip".

  • Darien, CT Senior Center - Globetrotter

    Alioune was very engaging. Really enjoyed sharing his culture!

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