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Updated: Apr 21, 2022

I’ll never forget waking up to the most beautiful sunrise 🌅 I’ve ever seen in my life at @souimanga_lodge in Senegal.

Seeing the hues of burnt orange break through the morning sky was like looking at a painting! It felt unreal …

A few of my other favorite things about this amazing lodge are:

- the tranquility of the wooden bungalows with African decor and canopied beds

- the riad styled bathrooms with double sinks and huge showers

- the private terrace is perfect to have breakfast after catching the sunrise

- the gourmet meals from the restaurant & lounge with the best fresh juices and

- the infinity pool overlooking the delta and tropical garden

Check out my Senegal highlight on Instagram to see more from my time spent at @souimanga_lodge

We stayed in the lagoon room which had a double sink bathroom with an open shower in tadelakt Marrakeck raid style. I especially loved the warm decor and canopy bed, which felt so comfortable. I had no issues falling asleep. Then waking up to the most stunning sunrise I have ever seen literally blew my mind. How is this real life??? The way the sunrise reflected off the river was like a giant mirror and the serene and calm of it all was simply breathtaking!

This stay at Souimanga Lodge truly awakened the travel hunger in me again. The view from our room was magnificent. We’re the ONLY guests at this lodge so we have the entire place to ourselves! I could walk butt naked if I wanted to! I need to RELAX and do absolutely nothing today! I also loved that breakfast was served to me on the patio every morning. I was living the life eating a delicious breakfast with stunning views and listening to the birds chirp.

We even got access to this private pool at one of the lodges because we're literally the only ones here! (Thanks to InspirationEthnique for my super cute swimsuit)

You have to try the guava/mango cocktail, it is AMAZING!

We decided to head out to catch the sunset, we saw African Palmyra trees, aka “Ronier Palm.” and 100% useful. Beds, chairs, shelves, baskets, and brooms can be made from the Ronier Palm. It’s also used for calming an upset stomach and deworming.

Our amazing guide Cheikh. He speaks “little English” as he would say (very hard to find in the whole delta - basic French is very helpful.) but he'll find a way to share his vast knowledge about the flora and fauna of this special region with his hands and feet.


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