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Accommodation in Abene Casamance Senegal

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About Cassiopeia

  • An individually designed hexagonal house nestling in a lush tropical setting

  • Ensuite bedrooms

  • Easy and relaxed atmosphere

  • A few minutes walk to an unspoilt beach

  • Idyllic surroundings

  • African drum and dance classes can be arranged with professional and experienced teachers

About Abene

  • Friendly traditional village in the Casamance region, Senegal

  • A popular destination for lovers of African Drum & Dance

  • Holds Abene Festival, 10 day celebration of music, dance and theatre - usually from 26th December

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Senegal is the westernmost country on the African continent with an area of just under 200,000 sq km. It is largely flat, with a natural vegetation of dry savannah woodland. The shore of the Atlantic Ocean marks the country's western border. Dissecting the whole country nearly in two is The Gambia.

Casamance is the region south of Gambia.

The region of Casamance is generally said to have the best climate in Senegal. Thanks to its tropical climate, a prominant characteristic of the region is its lush vegetation, which you will no doubt appreciate on long walks in the bush.

In the far south is the Casamance River, which gives its name to the surrounding Casamance area, a fertile zone of forest and farmland. It features a labyrinth of picturesque creeks and lagoons and is dotted with small islands and areas of palm grove mangrove swamp.

Senegal's most beautiful beaches are also here in the Casamance region. You will be able to lie on an endless sandy beach, swim in the beautiful sea or meet the friendly fishermen who land fresh fish everyday.

Its friendly and welcoming inhabitants will make you feel at home from the very first day of your visit.

Abene village is a magical place perched on the shore of the Atlantic; it is a peaceful and traditional village and home to many people of diverse origin making it a unique community. It is becoming the hip face of Senegal with the sound of music and drumming most days carried on the soft African wind.

There are many different ethnic groups living in Abene including Mandinkas, Diolas, Karones, Peuls. Most people earn a living from farming and fishing, in a congenial village atmosphere.

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