Keur Saloum

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Senegal - Sine Saloum South  |  Toubakouta

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Perched above the stunning rivers of the Sine Saloum Delta, guests can take full advantage of the beautiful views, and watch the sun set behind the mangroves...



Our Expert Opinion

"In this peaceful Senegalese haven, I felt away from the world. There were plenty of friendly staff in the background, always ready to give a helping hand. It was bliss."

- Nina, Sales

 

What we love

  • The wide range of excursions available, both on and off the water.
  • The peace and tranquillity as you relax on the terrace overlooking the Delta.

 

Good to know

  • We would recommend upgrading to a suite, offering more space and a location overlooking the waterfront.
  • A knowledge of French would be beneficial.

 

Soak up the panoramas and local life

Located in Toubakouta in the Sine Saloum South region of Senegal, the highlight for many at Keur Saloum is the panoramic terrace, where guests can relax in comfortable chairs or hammocks and take full advantage of the views of the river meandering into the distance.

Away from the busier tourist areas, here you are perfectly placed to discover the real Senegal and its amazing bird and marine life. Keur Saloum’s varied excursion programme also enables you to explore the local area easily: this includes making use of its many boats to take you fishing, out for a picnic on a deserted beach or to explore a local village along the river. You’ve also got Fathala Wildlife Reserve just a 20-minute drive away, where you can embark on a game drive, or why not consider it for a twin-centre holiday?


Enjoy traditional African accommodation

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

In the evening, the open-plan bar and restaurant is a great place to relax and swap stories with others about your day, whilst enjoying freshly cooked food, which is inspired by French cuisine and locally caught seafood. French is the main language in Senegal, however some of the staff will be able to communicate in English.


Transfer time from Banjul to Toubakouta: 3 hours

The transfer from Banjul includes a river crossing of approximately 40 minutes, border formalities and then a short road transfer. You can combine Keur Saloum with any of our Gambia or Senegal hotels; if only staying at Keur Saloum, your first night will be spent in The Gambia. 

As in any destination, we would not recommend walking in remote areas after dark.

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Rooms

Board Bases

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with sun terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Panoramic terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • 54 rooms

Activities

  • Table tennis
  • Mountain bikes / kayaks
  • Excursion programme
  • Fishing
  • NB Some of these activities will incur a local charge

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 
  • Vegetarian Options: Available
  • Highchairs: Available

​Location

  • Beach: Waterfront
  • Restaurants: On-site
  • Transfers: From Banjul 3 Hours

Rooms at Keur Saloum

Standard

From £808pp

Sleeps up to 3 

   

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Suite

From £962pp

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...

Eco Tourism - Animal Watching & Plant Life

The Keur Saloum hotel is fortunate to be located in the heart of one of Africa's most beautiful ecosystems.

What's more, this immense territory covering about 200.000 hectares, with its intimate blend of sky, earth and sea, has been the subject of several national and international protective measures. It therefore deserves our protection as well. In fact, how could someone possibly spend a holiday in the Saloum Delta and not experience its natural and ecological riches ?

Of all places with ecotourism, Keur Saloum is at the top, with the relief of eminent biologists it has created an association "ecosystèmes" (see "Links")

This is why we are offering total immersion in this huge natural aviary where you can see, during both day and night, the many inhabitants of this pristine ecosystem.

We have several experienced guides to accompany you on foot, in our four-wheel drive vehicle, a canoe or on a watchtower, to help you to explore the environment to discover the numerous and variated the fauna.

You will find more big wild animals in Senegal, such as giraffes, rhinoceros, elephants, than wherever in East Africa, There are mammals in the water as well as on land, like porcupines, manatees, servals, hyenas, dolphins and see cows). Let's not forget the quantity of different apes hiding in the savannah, searching for fruit and pinda nuts (Patas or green Cercophitèque), rare Colobes or the Guinea baboon.

There is also the fabulous and extreme variation of avifauna : the sedentary birds are legion and sometimes unique such as the Great Abyssinian hornbill or the fish eagle and the multitudinous ardéidés (heron-like birds), the most spectacular specie is the goliath heron, and of course you will find the congenial pelican everywhere/

During winter millions of migratory birds (mainly aquatic birds) will fly to Senegal, looking for food in the mud when it is low tide.

The most spectacular attraction in ornithology is undoubtedly, an island in the Ocean nearby the opening of the delta, the "Ile aux Oiseaux". It is worlds biggest nest colony of the King Stern, also Caspian Sterns and herring-gulls.

We have a special program for ornithologists. With help and support of professionals we organise discovery days in the mangrove, ornithology lessons and sessions about ringing birds (see excursion program).

Briefly, Keur Saloum is an active defender of one of the most beautiful mangroves in the world, which has been conserved perfectly.

Our eco-wardens will also explain and show you the inner workings of the thousand-year old mangrove, the true life and soul of this pulsating world.

Moreover, we have a specific program for both beginning and more experienced ornithologists.