Simal Ecolodge lagoon edge - Sine-Saloum

Presentation of Simal Ecolodge

Case ecolodge Simal « Si l’on voulait se ressourcer, il nous faudrait retourner en Afrique comme les lamantins retournent boire à la source de Simal ». Léopold Sédar Senghor

It is through marked tracks that we discover, in the distance, this green setting: silk-cotton trees, oil palms, hackberries, ditariums… Thanks to a small water table, nature has been preserved. Underneath the shade of these majestic trees, the entirely renovated and enlarged huts blend into the scene by their architecture. An abundant vegetation shelters all types of birds. We are always welcomed in Simal with a bird singing concert.

Far from the cities and tourist centers, we find serenity as much in the staff’s welcoming, always ready to meet all your needs, as in the calm inspired by the site. On the edge of the mangrove, no less than five bolongs invite us to the discovery of the Saloum estuary.

Leisure amateurs will also appreciate everything available on site, and parents will be happy to watch their children enjoy themselves… with no supplement!


Main assets

  • Many free activities
  • Pool and lagoon
  • Architecture, peacefulness and beauty of the site
  • Value for money
  • Multi-ethnic encounters

Itinerary

To get to the Simal Ecolodge, you can view the PDF file or download the Google Earth (KML) or compatible GPS (gdb) files.

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GPS coordinates: 14°8'45.00"N 16°37'42.00"O
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Simal Ecolodge videos (click a video to view it)

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Accommodation

Ecolodge room Simal The rooms by the lagoon have preserved their traditional Peuhl architecture, perfectly adapted to the local micro-climate, but such interior space since the works.

The surface area has doubled and the bathroom, still partly opened to the stars, is charming by its decoration, but is quite comfortable.


Simal Ecolodge - Accommodation videos (click a video to view it)

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Room pics of Simal Ecolodge (click on pics to enlarge)

Bar – Restaurant

restaurant-ecolodge-simal We propose a rich and varied cuisine, always with fresh foods.

For the meals, there is no dining room; just the shade of the trees facing the lagoon protects us from the rays of the sun and keeps us in a micro-climate. Never too hot, nor too cold!

And needless to say that napping in this environment becomes… compulsory.

You can also have cocktails by the bolong, thanks to our large choice of drinks, while enjoying free Wifi.


Restaurant pics of Simal Ecolodge (click on pics to enlarge)

The swimming pool

piscine-ecolodge-simal A well-sized pool, with “beaches” specifically designed for farniente and tanning, perfectly blends into this natural environment, made of lush vegetation and sheltering many different bird species.


Pol pics of Simal Ecolodge (Click on pics to enlarge)

Activities

activites-ecolodge-simal We propose different outings in 4x4, canoe-kayak or pirogue:

  • Full day kayak
  • Full day pirogue: Mar island
  • Half-day 4x4: Ngueniene bush market
  • Half-day 4x4: bush mass and Ndofongo bush market
  • Full day 4x4: bush exploration and picnic
  • Full day 4x4: visit Joal-Fadiouth, Djiffer and Palmarin

Download our brochure for more detailed information
Simal activities brochuer

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Many activities are also free of charge:

Pirogue ride Pirogue ride: visit the mangrove through different bolongs and discover the many different bird species living there. As well as the reforestation program set up to protect the region, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
Ride Canoeing Canoe-kayak: surely one of the best ways to quietly observe the incredible biodiversity of this paradisiac scenery, combined to a healthy activity.
Fishing line Troll fishery or palangrotte-fishing: suitable for beginners as well as initiates. Fishing is aboard a motorized pirogue. Equipment and bait are provided. The catch of the day is often served grilled for lunch.
Cart ride Horse cart riding: ride through the villages aboard a traditional cart to meet the natives.
Swimming-pool Senegal Bathing: You can enjoy swimming in the pool or bathing in the lagoon.
Mini golf Bush mini-golf: Very pleasant activity for the younger ones. Face nature’s obstacles to finish the course with the least possible hits.
Crossing zebus Zebu crossing: From March to July, enjoy this unique and amazing show of zebus crossing the lagoon to drink in Simal.
Fight serere Traditional Serer wrestling: Depending on the time of the year, it is possible to attend the traditional wrestling tournaments which gather the greatest fighters of all surrounding villages and train the future champions of the national arena. All of it to the sound of the djembes’ furious rhythmics.
Games and leisure Games and leisure activities: padball, ball games (soccer, beach), soccer goals, Frisbee, swimming goggles, swimming cuffs, boards, Petanque balls, darts, croquet, Scrabble, poker set, card deck…

Paying activities:

  • Massage: 7.000 fCFA/11€ per ½ hour or 10.000 fCFA/15€ per hour
  • Nurse to watch your children = 8.000 fCFA/12€ per day (lunch included)
  • Accompanying official guide for outings = 5.000 fCFA/7.50€ per half-day or 10.000 fCFA/15€ per day
  • Troll fishery or palangrotte-fishing
  • Casting from the islands across the Simal Ecolodge
  • Half-day mangrove exploration in kayak

Simal Ecolodge - Activities videos (click a video to view it)

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Activities pics of Simal Ecolodge (click on pics to enlarge)

Visit suggestions with outings and activities 5, 4 and 3 nights


5 nights stay with full board

Arrival at the Ecolodge of Simal in the afternoon. Greetings and information meeting.
Have dinner under the tree canopy, by the lagoon.

Village de brousse au Sénégal

Day 1

Ride in a horse cart to meet the warmhearted villagers and interact with them (school, dispensary, farmers, etc.)
Afternoon relaxation in Simal.

Day 2

Morning fishing in a pirogue.
The catch is grilled for lunch on one of the islands.
Return by pirogue and relax in the afternoon.

Day 3

Outing in 4x4 in Samba Dia’s palm grove.
Visit a traditional bush market and meet the villagers.
Palmeraie de Samba DIALunch at the Ecolodge of Simal.
Relaxation afternoon or leisure activities.

Day 4

In the morning, enjoy a pirogue and kayak ride in the bolongs, a haven for the birds.
Relax in the afternoon or enjoy one of many activities in Simal.

Day 5

Cross the bolongs of Simal by pirogue
Have a walk on one of the desert islands inhabited only by wildlife.
Enjoy fishing in a peaceful environment disturbed only by the singing of the birds.
Have lunch at the Ecolodge (grilled catch of the day)
Afternoon relaxation.

Marché de brousse

Day 6

Relax in the morning or visit the local traditional market held by the village women.

During your stay, many activities completely free of charge are proposed (see information page on our website.)

Rate includes 5 full boards and all activities
Double room basis:
Individual price = 297€


4 nights stay in full board

Arrival at the Ecolodge in the afternoon. Greetings and information meeting.

Cheval dans l'eau à Simal

Have dinner under the tree canopy, by the lagoon.

Day 1

Day1 Ride in a horse cart to meet the warmhearted villagers and interact with them (school, dispensary, farmers, etc.)
Afternoon relaxation in Simal.

Day 2

Morning fishing in a pirogue.
The catch is grilled for lunch on one of the islands.
Return by pirogue and relax in the afternoon.

Day 3

Outing in 4x4 in Samba Dia’s palm grove.
Canoe-kayak au Sénégal Visit a traditional bush market and meet the villagers.
Lunch at the Ecolodge of Simal.
Relaxation afternoon or leisure activities.

Day 4

In the morning, enjoy a ride in the bolongs, a haven for the birds.
Relax in the afternoon or enjoy one of many activities in Simal.

Day 5

Relax in the morning or visit the local traditional market held by the village women.

During your stay, many activities completely free of charge are proposed (see information page on our website.)

Rate includes 4 full boards and all activities
Double room basis:
Individual price = 238€


3 nights stay in full board

Visite d'une école sénégalaise à Simal

Arrival at the Ecolodge in the afternoon. Greetings and information meeting.
Have dinner under the tree canopy, by the lagoon.

Day 1

Explore the mangrove in a kayak.
Have a snack in the peacefulness of the wildlife and return to Simal for lunch.

Day 2

Ride in a horse cart to meet the warmhearted villagers and interact with them.
Afternoon relaxation in Simal.

Day 3

fishing trip in a pirogue

Enjoy a morning fishing trip in a pirogue.
Grill the catch and have a picnic on one of the islands.
Return in the afternoon.

Day 4

Relax in the morning or visit the local traditional market held by the village women.

During your stay, many activities completely free of charge are proposed (see information page on our website.)

Rate includes 3 full boards and all activities
Double room basis:
Individual price = 178.50€


Provide a supplement only for your drinks. Tips are at discretion.
If you need a transfer to the Ecolodge, we can make a special quotation just for you.

PRICE LIST SIMAL

2016/2017 season (price per person)

PRICE Half board Full Board
Single 36 000 f 55 € 43 000 f 65,50 €
Double 29 000 f 45 € 36 000 f 55 €
Triple 26 000 f 40 € 33 000 f 50,50 €
Meal
Starter, main course and dessert
7 500 f 11,50 €

• For more as three nights, discount given.
• Tour Operator rates applied for groups of 9 people or more.
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Children less than 12 years:
• 50% discount if sleeping in parents’ room
• 30% discount if sleeping in other room


Tourist tax is included in the rates

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Contact us directly:

reservation@ecolodge-senegal.com

+221 77 957 00 57