Favourite photos from Casamanche in southern Senegal Favourite photos from Casamanche in southern Senegal

- including a trailer about our new Bed and Breakfast-lodge "Chez Fatou et Saladin" near the village Abene, opening in winter 2022

Text & photos: Erik Pontoppidan
Copyright: Erik Pontoppidan

Click or push HERE to read about my visit to Senegal in January-February 2019 (text in Danish).

Click or push HERE to read about my visit to Senegal in January 2020 (text in Danish).

Click or push HERE to read about my visit to Senegal in December-January 2020-21 (text in Danish).

Click or push HERE to read about my visit to Senegal in December/February 2021-22 (text in Danish).

Click or push HERE to read about my visit to the village Pointe Saint-Georges i februar 2022 (text in Danish).




In case of a clear sky (very often!), you can enjoy a magnificent sunset at the Atlantic Ocean near Abene.

For travellers looking for faraway places where you can disappear off the map, Basse (lover) Casamanche in southern Senegal is a good choice. You will find endless labyrinths of mangrove forests and hidden traditional villages in a landscape changing from fertile jungle forest to extensive mangrove swamps with great views. And unlike Dakar, the “capital” of Casamanche Ziguinchor is a friendly town without stress and traffic jams. An excursion with a small boat in the big maze of the river delta of Casamanche with its incredible bird life is a “must” for the visitor.
During the Danish winter, I am staying in our new house near the village Abene with my senegalese wife Fatoumata Binta Manga. One of our future plans for 2022 is to build a small Bed and Breakfast-lodge for visitors, who appreciate attractive nature, tranquility and excellent food more than luxury. My wife is a professional cook, and she has prepared some of the best meals in my life!
Abene and surroundings has an enormous potential for tourism, but the infrastructure is missing. There are no sealed roads, and so far, the small hotels in the area don’t have a standard for mass tourism. However, we have a fantastic beach at the Atlantic Ocean, where you will meet cows rather than tourists. Life here moves unhurriedly for most of the year, and if you are looking for a place to slow down or write the novel you’ve always meant to, this place wouldn’t be a bad choice.

Below: Photos mostly from Abene and surroundings.
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Below: Photos from the adventurous labyrinth of mangrove swamps and canals of the river delta of Casamanche near Ziguinchor.
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Below: Photos from Ziguinchor and our house in Abene.
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My senegalese wife Fatoumata Binta Manga is a professional cook, and during our marriage, she has prepared some of the most delicious meals in my life!





Sunset at our house near the village Abene.


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