Keur Saloum

   The Senegal Experience

Sine Saloum South  |  Toubakouta

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from £928 £878pp (based on 2 sharing)

This hotel is bookable online via our sister website, The Senegal Experience.

The Keur Saloum Hotel sits in a fantastic position perched above the stunning rivers of the Sine Saloum Delta, which meander into the distance in each direction. Unsurprisingly, the highlight for many at this hotel is the panoramic terrace that allows guests to relax in comfortable chairs or hammocks and take full advantage of these amazing views, with the sun setting over the mangroves beyond.

Set amongst the well-kept grounds are 48 African–style round bungalows, surrounded by numerous shady trees, aromatic shrubs and flowering plants. Each is individually decorated, offering simple but comfortable accommodation for a relaxing holiday. For an extra special location overlooking the jetty and the river we would recommend upgrading to one of the spacious suites, which are beautifully decorated, with a lounge area and an extensive private terrace.

Away from the busier tourist areas, here you are perfectly placed to discover the real Senegal and the hotel offers a varied excursion programme, enabling you to explore the local area; this includes making use of its many boats to take you fishing, for a picnic on a deserted beach or to explore one of the other villages along the river. In the evening, the open-plan bar and restaurant is a great place to mingle and swap stories about your day whilst enjoying freshly cooked food.

Transfer time from Banjul to Toubakouta: 2.5 hours

Due to its location, it is easier to fly into The Gambia as the transfer times are shorter. The transfer from Banjul includes a river crossing of approximately 30 minutes. If only staying at Keur Saloum, your first night will be spent in The Gambia. 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with sun terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Panoramic terrace
  • 54 rooms

Activities

  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Mountain bikes / kayaks
  • Excursions programme
  • Fishing 

Room Facilities

  • Twin or double beds
  • Air-conditioning

Cuisine Information

The following cuisine information is available for Keur Saloum Hotel:

  • Open plan bar & restaurant
  • Room Service: In room dining / room service - 7am - midnight 
  • Room Service: Available 
  • Vegetarian Options: Available
  • Highchairs: Available

Rooms at Keur Saloum

Standard

From £878pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Suite

From £988pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Hotel Restaurant

Hotel

Restaurant

The Main Restaurant
European and Senegalese Cuisine

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About the Local Area (Sine Saloum South)

The Sine Saloum Delta is an 180,000-hectare area that encompasses the Saloum Delta National Park, and is a truly stunning part of Senegal.

Formed where two rivers converge on the mighty Atlantic Ocean, it's a region of great diversity consisting of a unique estuarine environment, glorious beaches, mangrove swamps, sand islands and ever-shifting dunes. The region is a joy to explore, and whether you're picking your way in a personal horse drawn carriage through the great herds of baobabs and salt-craters dug by the local women or quietly navigating the lush greenery of the labyrinthine waterways in a pirogue you're sure to absorb the region's gentle magic.

Thanks to its ecological diversity it is also rich in animal life, and for birdwatchers, the Delta will also not disappoint; home to a stunning variety of birds, such as flamingos, pelicans, herons, gulls, terns, egrets and avocets. Many of the hotels will arrange special birding trips to view them in their natural habitats.

For the fisherman, it is an angler’s dream with a wealth of fish in both the rivers and the ocean; you might even spot the odd manatee or dolphin in the coastal lagoon. Many of the hotels have their own boats or pirogues and offer specialised fishing trips, as well as more leisurely sightseeing trips along the rivers to deserted beaches and local villages.

Activities

In the Sine Saloum, many of the hotels have their own boats and offer specialised birding and fishing trips, as well as more leisurely trips along the river to deserted beaches.

Nightlife

As the hotels in the Sine Saloum Delta are a little more isolated, evenings are usually spent in the hotel enjoying a good meal and drinks in the bar, with occasional musical entertainment.

Nature & Wildlife

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Saloum Delta...

(RIVER AND SEA) 

Fancy a fishing trip or boat ride?

The hotel has its own landing stage on the Bandiala which leads to the Ocean.

Our 14 canoes and skiffs, all equipped with 40 hp engines, are waiting to take you on a fishing trip or for a boat ride on the interlaced sounds and islets and help you experience a very special moment. There is an extra charge for this activity.

The waters in the Saloum Delta are an angler's paradise containing some of the highest numbers of fish in the world. Fishermen can encounter numerous species including grouper, barracuda, Nile perch, croaker, red and white carp, sea bream, skate, bass and more.

The quantities and the size of the fish can be quite surprising. In 2001, a red carp weighing 60 kg (world record) was caught, followed in 2002 by a stingray weighing in at 111 kg.

The main types of fishing available are hand lining, trolling or surf casting .

We also own a larger fast boat, equipped with a 75 hp motor, to go fishing in the Ocean.