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GPS : 14°08'28.27"N - 16°39'33.29"O

Pratical information

Transfers and picking-up at the airport

The lodge has a transfer service with air-conditioned four-wheel vehicles. You are picked up in front of the airport hall by the chauffeur holding a sign with your name. Transfer rate Dakar (airport) / Souimanga Lodge : 107 € (70.000 fcfa).

Itinerary from Dakar to the Souimanga Lodge

The Souimanga Lodge is 150 Kms south of Dakar, in the Sine Saloum Delta. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach the lodge.
From Dakar, drive to Mbour and there follow the main road Fatick / Kaolack. Three kilometers after the little town of Thiadiaye, at Ndiosmone, turn right in the direction of Dioffior / Fimela.
Four kilometers after Dioffior, turn left by the blue and white signpost « Souimanga Lodge » and follow the arrows up to the lodge (500 meters along a trail).

Payment terms

You can either pay by euro or franc cfa cheques, or make a transfer to a bank account in France or in Dakar, or pay cash in euros or in francs cfa.

Note that we are not equipped with an electronic payment terminal.

The contractual payment of a deposit of a 50% amount of your stay is required when booking.

Currency and exchange

The exchange parity between the franc cfa and the euro is constant : 1.000 fcfa = 1,50 € approximately.
You will easily find cash dispensers to withdraw money with your banker’s card in the big cities. If necessary you can change money at the hotel.

Hotel facilities and conveniences in the bedrooms

  • Our seven bedrooms are all equipped with individual air-conditioning and an electric fan.
  • The canopied four poster bed with its mosquito-net and its very comfortable 1,80 m wide mattress will enable you to spend wonderful nights. Soft pillows and extra blankets.
  • Original bathrooms with warm water, two basins, independent mirrors and welcome bath products.
  • Including a minibar and an individual safe.
  • Electricity 220 v with French plugs.
  • The large terrace on piles will enable you to enjoy a delicious breakfast while looking at the virgin nature.

The lodge is equipped with a powerful generator providing the necessary power in the event of a power cut.

Weather and time zone

Senegal benefits from a pleasant tropical climate all the year round with mild temperatures from 21 to 34° C, and above all a dry winter from November to May. During the summer months from June to October, tropical rains beat down before letting the sun shine again. The time zone is GMT Greenwich with a time lag with France of one hour in winter and of two hours in summer.


An appropriate anti-malarial treatment is recommended, particularly during the raining season. However, there are very few mosquitoes at the lodge. Sleeping under the mosquito-net and using repellent products is quite enough to be protected. The yellow fever vaccine is also recommended but our area is not a high-risk zone.