Sankofa Arms Apartment Community

Sankofa Arms is a boutique apartment community in the heart of Dakar Senegal located in the up-and-coming district of Mamelles in the shadow of the African Renaissance Monument! Sankofa Arms is centrally located close to restaurants and nightlife, the beautiful scenic beaches of the African Coast and just a short ride to shopping and downtown Dakar.

Our community boasts 5 bespoke 3 bedroom , 3 bath flats, that have been lovingly designed to solve the unique issues that new repatriates may face in their transition into life in Senegal. Each of the apartments come fully furnished, filled with art with stocked kitchens as well as linens. You need only bring your clothing!

We have various rental models that will meet your needs, from short term leasing option where one can select 1 bedroom or all 3; we also have a shared space that acts as a family house. Finally we have options for yearly leases as well. It was very important to us to be able to accommodate the travelers and explorers among us that only spend limited time in Senegal as well as the families that come to settle.


Sankofa Arms’ founders Queen Haynesworth and Tee Darby repatriated to Senegal in 2019. The vision to create this space was birthed out of our experience being brand new to a foreign country without a blue print of how to establish ourselves. We wanted to solve all of those issues for the next family that made the leap to move to Africa.

Our team is dedicated to making sure that your stay here at Sankofa Arms is as restful as possible. We have a manager on site, 24/7 security and housekeeping. Our concierge can assisting arranging airport pickups, daily drivers, and tours within the Dakar region. We pride ourselves on being able to anticipate the needs of our guests and world class customer service is our top priority, we want you to return to the Arms of Sankofa many times again!

Sankofa Arms Amenities

  • 3 large furnished bedrooms (2 with en-suite bathrooms) with Queen beds, plush mattresses and linens
  • Fully equipped kitchens with plates; utensils, and cookware
  • Large living rooms filled with art and cozy comfortable furniture
  • Wifi, cable, and landline phone