Accommodation types: Eco   Nature
Location: Palmarin  Senegal  Africa
Les Collines De Niassam - Secluded eco-lodges in Senegal
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Les Collines  
De Niassam

Imagine waking up in a little tree house perched on top of a baobab tree with sun gently soaking through the curtains. You look out the window and see nothing but the baby-blue water of the mangrove lagoon. Sounds magical? Well, in Les Collines de Niassam, an eco-lodge complex in Palmarin, this magic happens every day.

The baobab lodge is most certainly real. It consist of three levels: a double bed on top, a terrace with a hammock and a table in the middle, and a bathroom nestled among the large tree roots at the bottom. There are also other, equally beautiful, lodges. On a nearby island, you will find wooden huts suspended above the shallow water of the salt plains. From the terrace you can watch local wildlife or simply admire the view, serene and unobstructed all the way up to the horizon.

And finally, there is a straw-roofed lodge in the rustling bush with a sun terrace flooded by light and the birds chirping away in the background.

All lodges have their own bathrooms and big comfy beds, but the interiors are very simple. The main event is most certainly the view which creeps up on you wherever you turn. There is no closed-off spaces – the surrounding nature becomes an extension of your lodge through the balconies, terraces and big windows.

The whole complex is one with nature. It’s powered by solar panels and almost all of the food served is either grown in the hotel or sources locally. The lodges were built and furnished using mainly natural materials from the region.

Should you ever get bored of the tranquil beauty of the surroundings, Les Collines de Niassam offers many activities. You can explore the mangrove lagoon from a canoe, bake mangrove oysters over a bonfire and try your luck in fishing. Or you can head to the nearby village to watch the Serer people’s traditional wrestling accompanied by the drums. Or simply relax by the pool and let that peaceful feeling sink in…

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Les Collines De Niassam beach view with the huts in Palmarin, Senegal
Sunset view at Les Collines De Niassam
Les Collines De Niassam hut and a baobab tree
Les Collines De Niassam hut on water
Les Collines De Niassam tree house
Les Collines De Niassam hut at night
Les Collines De Niassam house entrance with lagoon view
Les Collines De Niassam room
Les Collines De Niassam bathroom
Les Collines De Niassam lodge terrace
Les Collines De Niassam restaurant terrace
Les Collines De Niassam hammock
Les Collines De Niassam resort pool
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