As soon as you arrive at the Keur Saloum hotel, a breathtakingly immense an untouched landscape unfolds before your eyes.
This area is unique in its natural and wild beauty and was recently included by Unesco in its World Natural Heritage List of protected biosphere reserves.
There is more, The "Delta du Saloum" has been adopted in the very exclusive "Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World".
Situated in Toubacouta in the protected Saloum Delta National Park, located 270 km from Dakar, the hotel is perched on a high point overlooking the mangrove and a large sound offering an unforgettable panorama.
The 48 comfortable rooms (air-conditioning, individual shower and toilet) are tastefully arranged in small African-style bungalows scattered throughout a 7-hectare park with numerous trees and flowers.
A new building, which counts 6 comfortable suites, each 70 m2 big, balcony included, provides a unique sight on the mangroves. We called it the "Lamantin du Saloum" because of its shape, bur also because of the scarcity of this mammal (the sea cow), still present in this part of the Delta du Saloum.
Situated at the side of the cascading swimming pool, the restaurant offers both traditional cuisine and African specialities.
Seen from the bar's panoramic viewpoint, sunsets are a stunning and unforgettable experience.
The 14 motorboats and canoes, each one of which is perfectly equipped to take you out for a small excursion or to go fishing, are ready for you at the landing stage.
Those wishing to have a truly African experience will enjoy the canoe trips in search of kapok trees, thousand-year old baobabs, or a never-ending beach of fine sand worthy of a honeymoon.
A dense network of small islets and narrow stretches of sea are home to a multitude of fish species, mammals and birds, such as fish eagles, pelicans and pink flamingos. And it isn't exceptional to find yourself in the company of a pod of dolphins.
In the bushes of the savannah you will spot several red apes (Patas) of green apes (Cercopithèques).
This immense natural aviary, which has been called the "Amazon of Africa", is a genuine treasure for eco-tourism and will delight any person seeking a holiday that combines a green retreat with a more than respectable level of comfort.
The region offers also excellent outings on foot, in a four-wheel drive vehicle or on a mountain bike, and gives you the opportunity to experience the kind of tourism that favours contacts with the highly colourful and very welcoming local population.
Are you still seeking for a good reason to stay in Toubacouta, where 40 years ago the hotel decided to establish, where calmness and security prime, where respect is insured, day and night, thanks to our guardians, here is no aggression, no violence and no theft.
To be convinced, you have to "hear" it, the dominating silence of the mangrove, disturbed by improvised djembé (tamtam) concerts which enchant the valley with pure various sounds.
At night the silence is perfect : no airplanes or other noisy vehicles. The quietness can only be disturbed by animals.
Paradise is within reach, come and enjoy
The entire team of Keur Saloum is committed :
to keep the hotel in perfect clean and sanitary condition
to provide a complete availability of the hotel staff under all circumstances