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Esperanto Lodge

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Plage de l'Esperanto Lodge, Kafountine 00001, Senegal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed with our family of 4 children (9, 7, 5 and 3) and had a wonderful time! The location is idyllic, two minutes from the beach and surrounded by spectacular nature. Kafountine was a nice 30 minutes walk, where you can experience the African way of life. The beach is virtually empty (great for running) and the lake and... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Esperanto Lodge is the best corner in the whole Casamance, a place full of good vibration and plants, beautiful beach and great food, that will led you close to Heaven..!! The rooms are extremely clean, beds have european quality (better than hotel´s beds in the region) and the design of the whole lodge, completely integrated in the nature, makes you... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Esperanto Lodge is THE place to spend your beach holiday in the south of Senegal. Everything works here, the bungalows are spacious and clean, the staff is extremely friendly - and Eric, the French owner and manager, must be Senegal's nicest and most helpful man. The beach, 2 minutes walk away, offers good opportunities for a morning jog and a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Esperanto Lodge has had an excellent name for years but we felt that it was living on its location and its past glory. It is the most wonderful site with beautifully planned and planted gardens filled with exotic birds and insects. On one side lies the dry river and then over the ridge on the other you find the... More 

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Tambacounda, Senegal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came to Esperanto in the off season because we were looking for a cheap relaxing weekend. The hotel is very clean (most comfortable bed I've slept on in Senegal), decorated beautifully and has a prime beach location complete with a beach bar/hut to relax on. The main/dining hut was impeccably decorated with art from all over West Africa and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Esperanto Lodge in Kafountine, Senegal is owned by Eric and Justine. First, they will pick you up at the airport in Gambia and drive you to the hotel in Senegal. That in itself is a lovely trip. You are welcomed by all the staff and shown to your own personal little house. Very basic but well appointed accommodation. The grounds... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday. Very clean, safe, quiet and friendly lodge. Food is amazing, once you try Justine's food, you wouldn't even think to try anywhere else. Eric and Justine are great hosts, staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Clara and the whole team makes you feel at home far from home. What a paradise! First visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed ten days and during all that time Eric and Justine and all their staff were very thoughtful and attentive hosts providing a superb service in beatiful surroundings. The view over the lake is manificent and the proximity to a golden beach with good swimming, just across a picturesque bridge over a bilong, was an added bonus. Excursions to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The most amazing part of the lodge is the setting of the bungalows in the incredibly well maintained garden. When oil-lamps are placed there at night to help you find the way to your room it is absolutely fairyland. The sitting area is very pleasant, even wifi with very satisfactory speed being offered (free of charge). And then the food:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I stayed at Esperanto with my family (parents and 4 "kids": 20-30 years old) for 4 nights. We really enjoyed it all: the friendly staff, the beautiful decorated rooms, the amazing food at the restaurant, the relaxed atmosphere and the great spot at the beach with a cabin (shelter for the wind) and bar. We especially enjoyed the food and... More 

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