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“A great retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bazouk Du Saloum

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Le Bazouk Du Saloum
BP 03 - Fimela, Mar Lodj, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mar Lodj
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“A great retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was sadly only at Bazouk du Saloum for one night, but it was fantastic. The owners are very involved with the running of the bungalows.

It was quite a trip from Dakar with public transport - an experience in itself. If you are two or more, I would recommend asking them to organise you transport. The Bazouk is comfortable and clean and is ideally situated right on the banks of the Delta. Veronique and Pierre will help organise any trips you'd like to do, and the cooking is excellent.

If you can afford to, I would highly recommend staying here for a few days. I really couldn't find anything to complain about. It is simple, and great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Veronique and Pierre, the new owners of Bazouk du Saloum (since last September) have developed this little haven of peace and tranquility into something really special. The jetty off the beach is the perfect spot for sundowners over the mangroves along with a twinkle of a solar-lit lantern. Justin, the restaurant waiter is always ready for an off-the-cuff conversation and can tell you stories about the history of Mar Lodj and its villages. The food is excellent and innovative - ask whether the ginger sweet potatoes will be on the menu! A group of women make and sell a variety of extraordinary jams (baobab, cashew apple, hibiscus, sweet potato). There are two bikes you can use (no extra charge) to visit the island and a variety of tours that include everything from shell islands to beach barbeques. They organised transport for us from Dakar - prompt, clean car.

If you've heard bad things about this place, it likely comes from the previous owners. Go on, give it another try!

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow on the bolong.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Highly recommended! We booked two cottages for 3 nights in the Sine Saloum delta not knowing what to expect. We extended our stay for another two nights. It is that good. The bungalows we had were right on the banks of the river with beautiful sunset views. Each day you can sit and watch the river traffic pass by. Very calm and tranquil. The staff are very friendly and the managers, Veronique and Pierre, are extremely responsive. The restaurant has fixed menus and the food is very good. It's basic, barefoot luxury. However, if you must you can charge your! phones and IPads, or get wi-fi in the restaurant/reception area. Solar lights and lanterns are used at night. The stars above provide the rest. There are a variety of river and village excursions to eco and community sites. Don't miss it!

Room Tip: The two corner cottages facing the river that seem the most private.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Bazouk Du Saloum

Address: BP 03 - Fimela, Mar Lodj, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Fatick Region > Mar Lodj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mar Lodj
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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