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The luxurious swimming pool area at the Niassam eco-retreat. Surrounded by tropical foliage and boabab trees.

The infamous red dust and hidden potholes of the laterite route from northern Gambia to Senegal's Sine Saloum Delta combined with the unimaginable slow & crowded 'public transport' have been known to elicit outbursts from even the calmest souls. But just as you start doubting your travel plans, an area of outstanding beauty opens up before your eyes. Endless salt and sand plains stretch into the distance made all the more dramatic and enchanting by singular boabab trees, rising from the glistening plains like watchful giants...This is the gateway to the Sine Saloum Delta, a 180,000-hectare national park of small palm groves, mangrove creeks and lagoons where the Saloum river spills artfully into the Atlantic. ..Right in the heart of this almost 'dream-like' setting is the Lodge des Collines de Niassam, Senegal's most original eco-retreat. A hotel, or should I say venue, where guests can choose between swish log cabins wedged between the mighty branches of boababs and rustically designed chalets seemingly suspended at the edge of the retreats private lagoon. Niassam is a magical place for dreamers, run by charming locals and the ultimate spiritual getaway. Full text available on request.

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The Magic of Sine Saloum Delta, Senegal
The infamous red dust and hidden potholes of the laterite route from  northern Gambia to Senegal's Sine Saloum Delta combined with the unimaginable slow & crowded 'public transport'  have been known to elicit outbursts from even the calmest souls. But just as you start doubting your travel plans, an area of outstanding beauty opens up before your eyes. Endless salt and sand plains stretch into the distance made all the more dramatic and enchanting by singular boabab trees, rising from the glistening plains like watchful giants...This is the gateway to the Sine Saloum Delta, a 180,000-hectare national park of small palm groves, mangrove creeks and lagoons where the Saloum river spills artfully into the Atlantic. ..Right in the heart of this almost 'dream-like' setting is the Lodge des Collines de Niassam, Senegal's most original eco-retreat. A hotel, or should I say venue, where guests can choose between swish log cabins wedged between the mighty branches of boababs and rustically designed chalets seemingly suspended at the edge of the retreats private lagoon. Niassam is a  magical place for dreamers, run by charming locals and the ultimate spiritual getaway. Full text available on request.