Must see hotels in Casamance

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    Cisko Centre Culturel

    Created by the Senegalese musician Youssouph Cissoko, this sprawling, high-end property is the go-to destination for music lovers, with weekend concerts…

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    Campement Emanaye

    The traveller favourite in town, Emanye offers lodging in a striking, two-storey mud dwelling, a traditional architectural style typical of the region…

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    Campement Les Bolongs

    Located in Edioungou, 1½ km east of Oussouye, Les Bolongs has a peaceful setting with a spacious, open-sided restaurant perched right over a mangrove…

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    La Tortue Bleue

    Guests feel right at home in this delightful, three-room spot run by a Belgian-Senegalese couple. Brightly painted and well-equipped rooms overlook a…

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    Le Paradise

    On the coastal road about 2km south of the village, welcoming Le Paradise has clean, well-maintained rooms – both rustic (in a traditional case à…

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    Campement Villageois d'Elinkine

    In a palm-dotted setting fronting a sandy beach, this ideally located spot has simple, en suite bungalows and a welcoming restaurant (CFA5000 for grilled…

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    Campement Villageois Sibendoue

    For a taste of traditional Diola life, you can overnight in this restored traditional, two-storey mud dwelling. The rooms are simple with low banco (clay)…

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    Hôtel Carabane

    The island's former Catholic mission, this attractive 1880 building has been converted into island's most upmarket option. The best rooms are upstairs and…

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    Hotel Kadiandoumagne

    Never mind the tongue-twister of a name – this place ticks all the boxes, with attractive, handsomely furnished rooms overlooking the river, an appealing…

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    Le Flamboyant

    In a central location, Le Flamboyant offers comfort well above the price you pay. The clean, well-equipped rooms open on to a small flower- and palm…

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    Casa Star

    On the main road leading into town, Casa Star has the most comfortable rooms here, with decent-sized windows, mosquito nets over the beds and clean…

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    Le Perroquet

    Dozens of yellow-billed storks attract you with their noisy chatter to Zig's favourite budget place. Invest in an upstairs room for the small balconies…

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    Kaloa les Palétuviers

    This riverside hotel is one of the more upmarket options and sits among lovely mangroves. Decent facilities, with a pool flanked by palms, a pleasant…

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    Auberge Le Palmier

    In Cap Skirring village (near the roundabout), the small Auberge Le Palmier is a decent budget bet with clean rooms (but noisy fans), and a good front…

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    Hotel Balafon

    Tucked down a dusty lane in the village, Hotel Balafon is a decent value if you don't need to be on the beach. Rooms are comfortably set amid a verdant…

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    Chez Héllèna

    This is a warm and welcoming place with pleasant rooms, but what makes Héllèna's stand out is her first-rate cooking – excellent homemade dishes showcase…

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    Campement Le Barracuda

    Has simple, budget-friendly rooms and a lively waterfront restaurant, a short stroll from the boat dock. It's also a recommended fishing and excursions…

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    Villa des Pêcheurs

    An excellent option on the beach. It also has a brilliant restaurant and offers the best fishing expeditions in town.

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    Ferme de Djibelor

    The three rooms (set in conjoined cabins) on this croc farm are cosy, and strangely reminiscent of ski chalets…until the overgrown gardens remind you…

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    Campement Le Fromager

    Very basic but friendly spot near the pirogue launch. Rooms are low on luxury (only a curtain for a door, and running water is lacking), but the hosts are…