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Top Choice French in Mbour & Saly

La Guingette

Tucked down a small lane near the entrance to Saly, La Guingette earns rave reviews for its delectable, market-fresh cuisine and its colourful garden setting. Reserve ahead.
Wildlife Reserve in Toubakouta & Missirah

Fathala Wildlife Reserve & Lodge

For those not heading to wildlife parks in other parts of Africa, this 60-sq-km reserve might be worth adding to your itinerary. This reserve was created in 2006 as a habitat for the western giant eland, and today i…
National Park in Petite Côte & Siné-Saloum Delta

Parc National du Delta du Saloum

Established in 1976, this lush national park is a water-filled wonderland with mangroves, salt marshes, islands and woodland all part of the great delta's backdrop. Birds are abundant in this reserve, harboring spec…
Theatre in Toubab Dialaw

Théatre de L'Engouement

Set amid a lush forest-like setting a few kilometres from Toubab Dialaw, this open-air theatre hosts concerts and stages plays periodically from October through June. There's also a guesthouse, with rooms in hobbit-…
Nature Reserve in Mbour & Saly

Réserve Naturelle Somone

This serene 700-hectare reserve is a great spot for seeing some of the avian wildlife along the coast. Pelicans, egrets, herons and flamingos are among the commonly observed species. The best way to see it all is on…
African in Joal-Fadiout

Cabane du Pecheur

Overlooking the waterfront and a few steps from the Fadiout bridge, this pleasant place serves up decent poulet yassa, lotte (a kind of white fish) brochettes and grilled fish. Nice breezes and pleasant views make t…
African in Mbour & Saly

Le Soleil de Saly

The buzzing new favourite in town has a central location on the main drag and serves up tasty grilled meat and fish dishes, with live music three nights a week (Thursday through Saturday). Owner Mamadou Basse is eas…
African in Ndangane & Mar Lodj

Flamant Rose

On the main road leading into town (and about 200m from the waterfront), Flamant Rose is a reliable local favourite for hearty Senegalese dishes. You can also inquire about boat tours here.
African in Mbour & Saly

Chez Poulo

A local favourite, Chez Poulo serves up Senegalese dishes in modest digs not far from the beach.