In the heart of the Saloum, a mixture of fresh and salt water form the Delta of Siné Saloum: an immense network of islands dotted with sandbanks,
and mangroves where are established numerous fishing villages, called Niominkas. 150km south from Dakar, in the Mar Island near the landing of Marfafaco,
the Essamaye team will accomodate you in a lodge built like genuine Impluvium shack.
Our lodge has ten rooms, a bar, a sanitary block, a restaurant inside and another one outside to enjoy the landscape, in a family environment. We also have a little jetty for swimming and fishing, many canoes and kayaks. Xavier and the all team will design your stay with kindness to discover his country, off the tracks, walking around the island to meet native people.
Arrival in Dakar and transfer to the hostel for the night
Starting early in the morning to N’Dangane Sambou where we meet our boatman to reach our Essamaye Lodge, on Mar Island, by pirogue
Visit of the island villages
Full day through the bolongs, with a picnic, visit of the fishermen villages and back to the lodge at night by the bolongs
Meeting with tradi-healers in Djilor, lunch at Le Bois Sacré lodge andback to our lodge at night
Walking trek to a zone called : « The little Casamance », a very woody village, then back by N’Dangane for avalaible shopping
Leaving during the day according to your requirements. End of the stay