Les Collines de Niassam

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Sine Saloum North  |  Palmarin

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This unique lodge is set in an idyllic location near Palmarin in the Sine Saloum North region of Senegal, allowing you to make the most of the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.

Established in 2002 by the owners, Sylvie and Jean Pierre, Lodge des Collines de Niassam has been lovingly created to blend in with the natural beauty of the landscape, whilst ensuring that guests are comfortably accommodated in any of the unique, individually designed rooms.

Guests can relive a childhood dream, sleeping in one of the tree houses set in a majestic baobab tree; built over 3 levels, you can sit on your own private terrace, taking in the spectacular views or while away time in your own hammock. In one of the stilted water lodges, you can wake to the sound of the gently lapping lagoon beneath and enjoy unspoilt views across the water from the large windows and private decking area. Or choose one of the stylish lodges in the grounds with their wooden and straw roofs, cut out windows, carved wooden furniture and colourful furnishings.

For families, larger rooms are available sleeping up to 5 people or you can choose a tree house with an additional loft for a third person, or with a Berber tent where the children can enjoy their own adventure.

The Lodge is run on solar energy, which provides a continuous supply of electricity, although there is no air-conditioning.  Water is heated up throughout the day, providing warm showers in the evening.  Hot water can be brought to your room for your morning wash.

Meals are enjoyed in the restaurant with its open veranda, enabling wonderful views of the setting sun. With Sylvie’s influence in the kitchen, guests are ensured cuisine of a high standard, taking advantage of the local, fresh produce.

The emphasis is on peace and tranquillity at Les Collines, but there are also plenty of optional activities to keep you occupied, including river rides in a pirogue, fishing trips, or bush walks taking in the birdlife. Sylvie and Jean Pierre are also keen for guests to take in the local culture so will ensure you can visit the local markets, enjoy a traditional Senegalese wrestling match, join in any village festivities or even just see the local women collecting salt in the nearby salt wells. To enjoy these sights from a different angle, you can even take a flight in a microlight!

Transfer time from Banjul to Palmarin: 5 hrs

The transfer from Banjul includes a river crossing of approximately 30 minutes. If only staying at Les Collines, your first and last night will be spent in The Gambia. 


Hotel Facilities

  • 13 rooms
  • Swimming pool with sun terrace
  • Bar
  • Restaurant 


  • Walking
  • Birdwatching 

Room Facilities

  • Double beds
  • Mosquito nets
  • Terrace or balcony
  • 2 pin sockets (n/a in tree houses)
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception

Cuisine Information

  • Restaurant with veranda
  • Room Service: Available (for breakfast)
  • Vegetarian Options: Limited as set menu

Rooms at Les Collines de Niassam

Tree House (Robinson)

From £649pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Bungalow (Colline)

From £679pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Water House (Lagoon)

From £799pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hotel Restaurant



About the Local Area (Sine Saloum North)

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.


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.


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.