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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Preparing for a trip to Senegal, we decided we wanted to get out of Dakar, the Capitol city. We looked at a couple different remote areas and decided on the Casamance River area. Further looking for lodging, we chose the lovely Esperanto Lodge, more or less sight unseen, based on the pix, website, & positive TripAdvisor reviews. Admittedly, the Lodge...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pleasant escape from Dakar to Casamance, staying for 3 nights in the Esperanto Lodge which is in Katountine in northern Casamance. This area seems to get relatively few tourists and has somewhat limited tourist facilities. The rooms in the lodge were tastefully done and comfortable and the meals were good. The staff were very friendly and helpful,...

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Braunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Esperanto Lodge is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places to stay. We loved the simple,but comfortable traditional huts where we slept. The food was delicious. The deserted sandy beach was a few yards away. If we wanted some more local colour, Kafountine village, which is now a small bustling town, was only a short drive away. Eric and...

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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful time. Great location. Beautiful and quiet. Great and friendly service. Excellent food. My favorite was the beach and swimming. I recommend this place to lovers of beauty. It was refreshing and rejuvenating for me. Bravo to all the welcoming team at Eric's!

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Altadena CA, USA
Reviewed April 27, 2016

What a wonderful experience to stay at the Esperanto Lodge. It is secluded, yet very accessible. There is a walking trail and bridge to the ocean and other trails along the waterways for bird watching. The rooms are Senegalese round huts with thatched roofs, and private baths. It is rustic, simple, comfortable. Breakfast was included and very plentiful. The bar...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

A few kilometers away from the town center the Esperanto Lodge offers a wonderful place to relax and calm down. The rooms in huts are spaced out and the whole area offers many opportunities to enjoy nature and your surrounding. Furthermore the beach is nearby. In a central area is the restaurant which serves delicious meals both native and international...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Esperanto lodge is perfect if you want a quiet and relaxing break. Kafountine has shops and some restaurants but you need to take a taxi to reach it. However the food at the hotel was really good so there was little need- we had everything we needed in the hotel. The beach is amazing and empty apart from the cows....

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Cornwall, UK
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Kafoutine is a gorgeous long clean beach. The hotel is about 4k from the town, approached by a dirt road through jungle. Arriving at Esperanto is amazing, a lovely garden full of trees, flowers, cacti and sculptures has been carved out of the jungle with cabanas scattered among the vegetation. There are so many places to sit and chill out....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 29, 2016

We meant to stay for 2 days and ended up staying for a week. It is the most gorgeous place run by the most wonderful couple Eric and Justine. We went as two girls, but Esperanto would be ideal for any group, small, big, all ages, families... Esperanto is complete paradise and you can't help but wish you could stay...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 11, 2016

We stayed here with our 10 year old twins and 18 year old. We had moved from Abene village close by where we had not been able to get any sleep because of constant noise and we had all got sick. Esperanto was the antidote. The place is beautifully laid out, the lodges are charming and the staff are lovely....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our charming hotel is situated in the beautiful Kafountine region of Casamance in southern Senegal. We welcome you in our area of several acres in a natural setting: the heart of a forest of palm trees surrounding a lagoon, forming a veritable bird sanctuary - 140 bird species recorded to date, and at the same time edge of the Atlantic Ocean and a beach almost deserted stretches for 15 km ... deliberately limited to a capacity of 20 people staying in our lodging is certainly place under the sign of Charm and Nature in atmosphere of tranquility, away from mass tourism, vacation safely to the discovery of an Africa and an original character region, Casamance, to the rhythm of a small fishing village, Kafountine, door Karon entry Islands, accessible only by boat through a maze of rivers and mangrove, a kind of Amazonian African ... The Franco-Senegalese-Guinean-Ivorian of Esperanto Lodge will be happy to show you Kafountine and villages of the island untouched and preserved. When time meets space by giving you the pleasant sensation being "at the end of the world" ... Welcome, Kassoumay! Eric & Justine ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esperanto Lodge

Address: Plage de l'Esperanto Lodge, Kafountine 00001, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Casamance > Ziguinchor Region > Kafountine
Price Range: $51 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Esperanto Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the rooms (cabanas) are excellent. The fans and showers work well.”
 of 5 bubbles bethm1UK, Feb 25, 2016 | Read review
“The lodges at the front have amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles saap63, Jan 11, 2016 | Read review
“definitely make the journey to this place”
 of 5 bubbles elloooooo, Nov 24, 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 - bathroom is really good”
 of 5 bubbles Mogeltoft, Jan 5, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are in their own little huts and they are all wonderful.”
  • European style toilets
  • Bathroom area in main lodge
 of 5 bubbles AlimaJ_12, Apr 17, 2014 | Read review
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