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South of Senegal (2 Day Trip)

The 2 day trip brings you to the South of Senegal, which is at the South side of Gambia. You will spend the night at a lodge on the coast.

There are several things to do; visiting villages and small cities, go with a boat on the Cassamance River where rare birds can be spotted. This part has a very green nature and the river Cassamance ramifies itself before reaching the ocean.

Kelediang

Kelediang used to be the place where people came together to pray before going to war.

These days there is a restaurant, two guesthouses and it has become a "paradise" kind of a resort. The fishing village Kafountine is 2km inland.

 

Campement at Kelediang

Camp Kelediang is located on the Atlantic Ocean, it is three acres and has kept its original vegetation. Due to this, many different bird species can be encountered.

In the middle of all this greenery you will find the guesthouses and the restaurant, which are both built in a traditional African style - they have nice porches and roofs of straw. The porch of the restaurant has a very nice view on the ocean and although all the ingredients used are local, both European as Senegalese meals are prepared.

The guestrooms are simple but very comfortable, every room has a separate shower space, toilet bucket and a "save". There is no running water, when you want to shower you will use a bucket filled with water.

The toilets (there is a regular toilet and a squat toilet) are approximately 25 meters from the houses.

There is no electricity at Kelediang, the lighting comes from kerosene lamps, while the fridge is working on gas.

Another possibility is to go camping, just put your tent somewhere around the big Mango Tree. The campsite is kept clean and there will be an African squat toilet and a shower available for you.

 

You won't find many tourists at the beach of Kelediang, cows at the other hand are seen more often

 

Excursions at Kelediang

  • 2 km South of Kelediang is a fishing village where the fishing boats come in every day at the end of the afternoon. Their catch is being traded directly on the beach
  • Closely to the village Kassel (5 km East of Kafountine) is a Bird Island where many Pelicans and Spoonbills breed
  • Abene has a sacred Ceiba Tree
  • Traditional water jars are being baked and sold in Colomba
  • It is easy to come to The provincial capital Ziguinchor by a bush Taxi

After consultation djembee, dance and cooking classes could be organized

Testimonial

"A trip to the Cassamance in Senegal
The Cassamance is located at the South of Gambia in Senegal. This part has a very green nature and the river Cassamance ramifies itself before reaching the ocean.

Kelediang is a 20 minute walk from Kafountine, a little city in Cassamance. It is a wonderful camp with small apartments which is run by Marieke, a Dutch lady. The employees of Kelediang are very polite and caring Senegalese people.

There is no electricity or running water, but at night kerosene lamps are handed out and every morning (and night) there is a new bucket of fresh water to wash yourself with, in frond of your house.

If you walk out the gate, you will enjoy a peaceful beach where, apart from a few vendors who will try to sell there goods, not many people are. There are several things to do; visiting villages and small cities, go with a boat on the Cassamance River where rare birds can be spotted.

Kafountine is a beatiful place, where you can visit a nice market with tailors who can create clothing for you. There also is a girls-school where you can buy weave, batiks, and simple clothes that the girls made. Marieke also organizes trips in the area for just a little bit of money!

Overall, this is a highly recommended place. I was here for one week to rest in a peaceful environment.

It was easy to get connected with the other guests and the employees were very sweet! A recommender for people alone or with a group!

Nita van Joolen."

Book this trip for 3800 Dalasi / €95,00 per person (minimum of 2 people). This includeds overnight stay, breakfast and 1 diner.

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