Lagune de la Somone
Lagune de la Somone
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4.5 of 5 bubbles527 reviews
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JanOz
UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We did the little boat trip with Johnny Rasta into the mangroves. It was a short trip which did not cost much and was beautiful. It is an area of natural beauty and a bird reserve.
The lagoon is beautiful - there is no shade on the beach but you can go to one of the bars & restaurant to use the sun beds.
Written January 16, 2016
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Danielle P
Prague, Czech Republic109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice to see for anybody who like birds and nature. Take a one houre boat trip from behind Royal Horizon Baobab hotel restaurant (10€/person). Ask first when is the best time to go (the tide) and arrange the trip.
Written July 27, 2018
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Eltjo
Almere, The Netherlands20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Lots of birds and a tranquil place to be. Did a boat tour from Dangane. A nice day activity. Pricing was on the high end compared to other Senegal activities.
Written March 21, 2018
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happy9710
Ariege, France273 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Oh how wonderful we thought, a house on the beach and fresh marine air, swimming in the ocean.... Until we actually arrived and saw the reality.
Senegalese women come several times a day carrying buckets on their heads and dump their garbage on the beach - not only their kitchen garbage. We saw plastic bags and other trash. They dump it on the sand and walk away. Several times a day. When the tide rises, it carries this trash into the water where you can see it in the waves.
Then there are the men and the children who bring their sheep and horses and mules to the water and bathe them.
We stayed 4 days. And twice we attempted to go into the water, both times having our feet and legs wrapped in garbage, greasy animal hais, plastic bags and swirling detritus.
There is no other word than DISGUSTING.
When you walk on the beach and see the fishermen cleaning their nets of the plastic bags and other garbage, you know where it comes from. Would you eat their fish ?
Don't bother coming here.
And the next time there is an epidemic originating from their insalubrity, ask them, are you stilling dumping your garbage onto the beach ?

How unfortunate to see the local people destroy their own environment and scare away the tourists.
Written January 26, 2020
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patriciaryan29
Scawby, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We visited as a family while staying at Ngaparou . Absolutely idyllic spot . Lovely beach , chilled restaurants with very helpful pleasant staff . Reasonably priced drinks and good simple food . Paddle boarding and surfing reasonably priced from the shore . Some hassle from local traders trying to sell their wares but they easily take no for an answer .
Written December 28, 2017
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oneduo
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Very nice lagune with a lot of birds and good Englisch speaking guide. The lagune is not crowded with tourists its very relaxed.
Written December 22, 2017
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Nebulette
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Loved the boat tour at la Somone. It was stunning with transparent water, and great for bird watching. I would definitely recommend it!
We went to Sine Saloum afterwards and I think it was a nice complement.
Written February 20, 2017
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'Niyi David
Lagos State, Nigeria671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I discovered Somone by chance. I had gone down to Reserve de Bandia, but we arrived there late afternoon and the staff were calling it a day. Thankfully, my driver/friend Mamadou told me not to despair and promised to take me somewhere else. I didn't think it would be much really, but I was delighted I followed his lead. The ambience was special, on one side you have the ocean, on the other side you have the lagoon. We got on a pirogue and enjoyed a ride on the lagoon watching the birds flock and fly about. The little islets on the lagoon were nice stopovers and I can imagine a picnic there, perhaps... I surely recommend the experience... Is the attraction free? You have to pay for the pirogue ride. Along the lagoon, you'll hear djembe drums from the cultural village and I guess you can make a stopover, though I didn't because it was gradually getting dark.
Written November 17, 2016
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ConcordeFlash
Saly, Senegal118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Even if you are not an avid bird watcher this relaxing tour in a small boat is well worth doing . Incredible variety of birds , local women gathering shells , thick mangrove "forest" ... a couple of very enjoyable hours .
Written July 16, 2016
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Walk or take a taxi to the end of Somone past the large not particularly attractive Baobab hotel and you come to the lagoon. There is a booth to pay a conservation fee entrance cfa1000 per person. You will be quickly approached by people with small boats wanting to take you out on the lagoon. We paid 10Euro for an hour for the two of us with a guy with the boat and a 'guide', Maestro, who spoke really good English. Pleasant attractive lagoon area. The restaurants across the small outlet from the lagoon to the sea looked a really nice setting for a meal but we were there early in the day. Apparently evening lobster meals from 25Euro per person. Not extensive area but you can travel 5 km or more up the lagoon, lots of mangrove, some bird life, gentle short excursion.
Written December 2, 2015
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