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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 March 2015

When we arrived by boat we say the beautiful landscape and nice-looking lodges. When we got to Essamaye we were disappointed by the small dark rooms. The mosquito net was holey and the sanitary engeneering needs an update. The shower was cold and with very low pressure. In the night there were mices running at the top and in the...

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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

the rooms are shabby, small and dark and you have to share them with mice. the matresses are thin and unconfortable. the terace however, is cosy and view is beautyful. food is good. the tours they offer are very expensive and they don't explain you anything.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My friends and I stayed at Essamaye for 2 nights en route from Dakar to Toubacouta. I recommend it for a half way point - Essamaye even offer a competitive taxi service which was really helpful. The hospitality shown by François Xavier and the team was exemplary. With the pirogue waiting for us on the mainland we promptly headed for...

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New York
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A three hour drive from Dakar, then a 30 minute pirogue ride lands you in Xavier's lovely casa on Mar Lodj. He has about 10 rooms all in a circular space, simple, but with large beds and mosquito netting (although I didn't use it because I never once saw a mosquito in the three weeks I was in Senegal). Bathroom...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I stayed for two peaceful nights in the big round house. The food, served in the pavilion on the water, was abundant and delicious. The staff welcomed me like family, taking me fishing and to a nearby village. The rooms are simple but very clean with nice sheets, towels, soap and intact bednets.The entire island is on a solar grid...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 December 2008

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“Take Xavier's walking tour to the nearby village and go kayaking in the afternoon.”
travel8cher, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The shared bathrooms and showers in the roundhouse are very clean so sleeping in the round house is a great value.”
mwinevergreen, 28 Nov 2013 | Read review
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