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Kounakito, Essinkine, Oussouye, Region Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal

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Exterior of house.  Courtyard between the gate and the entrance to house.
Kitchen with gas cooker and fridge and fridge/freezer.
Dining/sitting room with TV (channels available by purchasing a card locally)
1 of 9Exterior of house. Courtyard between the gate and the entrance to house.
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
It is a modern semi-detached single storey house with access to the roof. It has tiled floors and mosquito proof secure windows. All rooms are air conditioned. This is at extra cost to guests. It is surrounded by traditional African houses and is located near the rice fields and the river. Banana and paw paw trees surround the house. It is only a short walk to the market and main street with local traders, and tailors who can make an African shirt or dress in a day. Friendly neighbourhood and always interesting to watch local activities. Two local ladies cook delicious Senegalese cuisine as well as clean the house and do washing, if required. Breakfast included and midday and evening meals can be arranged at a cost of 6 GB pounds. Our relatives Marcel and Astou Diatta live nearby...It is a modern semi-detached single storey house with access to the roof. It has tiled floors and mosquito proof secure windows. All rooms are air conditioned. This is at extra cost to guests. It is surrounded by traditional African houses and is located near the rice fields and the river. Banana and paw paw trees surround the house. It is only a short walk to the market and main street with local traders, and tailors who can make an African shirt or dress in a day. Friendly neighbourhood and always interesting to watch local activities. Two local ladies cook delicious Senegalese cuisine as well as clean the house and do washing, if required. Breakfast included and midday and evening meals can be arranged at a cost of 6 GB pounds. Our relatives Marcel and Astou Diatta live nearby across the road and will open up the house when you arrive. Knowledge of French is useful, but quite a number of local people do speak English. We can arrange for someone to be available to discuss options for your holiday. The local language is Jola and the greeting is 'Kassumay' (Peace) (Pronounced 'Kassu-my') They will reply 'Kassumay bally' (Only peace)More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed only outside.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Judith D
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

One of the best houses in the village - comfortable, clean and convenient for many attractions in the area, such as cycling, kayaking, bird watching and local life in a friendly village. The Atlantic coast is only half an hour away by car. House keeping...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Some friends and I stayed here during spring break 2018. What a beautiful house! very clean, spacious, lots of room on the roof, air conditioning, nice neighborhood, secure. Not missing a thing. The cook was wonderful. This is a great spot from which to explore...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Craig H
edio657, VR Owner at Kounakito, Essinkine, Oussouye, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance, Senegal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Great review from America!

Reviewed 26 December 2018

This house is lovely, clean and spacious. I highly recommend the meals as being good value for the quality of the food. The ladies will really look after you if that’s you want (or leave you alone if not!) The massive open roof terrace is...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank annm1609
edio657, VR Owner at Kounakito, Essinkine, Oussouye, Ziguinchor Region, Casamance, Senegal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you so much for this excellent review.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Towels Provided
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
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How to get there
From the UK fly with Thomas Cook from Manchester or London Gatwick to Banjul, The Gambia. From there we can arrange for you to be met by our brother in a chauffeur driven car. The cost if a return journey is around £160. The journey to Ziguinchor, capital of the Casamance Region, takes around 3 hours with stops at the Gambia Senegal border and Customs post. Local curreny, the CFA franc, can be withdrawn at bank cash points in Ziguinchor. From Ziguinchor to Oussouye it takes about 40 minutes. From Oussouye to the Atlantic coast is about 30 minutes by car which you can arrange at the local garage.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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