N'GOR Surf Lodge, Tours, Surfaris & Surf Camp - Dakar, N'gor Island. Senegal
Welcome to Surf Camp N’Gor in Dakar – Senegal. A paradise on a small Island surrounded by some world-class waves. Close to the capital city of Dakar, the surf camp offers a nice and clean place for you to relax and enjoy our Endless Summer type of life.
Due to Senegal’s prime location at the most Western point of Africa, it enjoys potentially the largest swell window in the whole continent. The mainland peninsular receives swell from the North, West, and South. The waves in N’Gor are consistent all year round – almost twice as consistent as in France and Morocco in summer.
Surf Camp N’Gor The offers a chillout area with a heated pool, sunbeds and outside showers – a perfect place to chill out after a long day surfing. The camp is located in one of the highest spots on the island. Sea views open almost from every side of the house. The most spectacular of all is, of course, the 360-degree roof terrace view of all the waves surrounding N’Gor. Watch stunning sunsets over the Atlantic ocean at the most western point of mighty Africa.
Surf Camp N’Gor offers single and double rooms with comfortable beds, mosquito nets. At your disposal are private bathrooms with sun-powered hot water from the solar system making your surf stay completely environmentally friendly.
Surf Camp N’Gor offers single and double rooms with comfortable beds, mosquito nets. At your disposal are private bathrooms with sun-powered hot water from the solar system. The two dorm rooms options are a part of the main house.
Breakfast and dinner with a stunning sea view every day. At Surf Camp N’Gor we offer a vast range of savory food for breakfast like exotic West African fruit and jams, seasonal fruit of Senegal, cheese, butter, honey and more. A selection of beverages like coffee, tea, hot chocolate and local Senegalese tea.
Daily cleaning, laundry service at your request and helpful staff to make your holiday even more pleasant and enjoyable. It just gets better not only for you but also for the environment as all our energy comes from solar systems. All the lights, fans, plug sockets for your devices, wireless internet, hot water, and showers are power by African sun and provide all the comfort. Besides, we collect plastic for recycling, and we have own compost at the camp.
SURF CAMP SERVICES
- Free Wifi Internet
- Board racks and storage
- Sunscreen and surf wax
- Soap and Towels
- Laundry service
- 24/7 boat service
- Water backup reservoir
- Hot water solar system
- Solar water pressure pump
- Sound system
- USB charging system
- Generator for 220-volt charging (EU standard plugs)
Due to Senegal’s prime location at the most Western point of Africa, it enjoys potentially the largest swell window in the whole continent. The mainland peninsular receives swell from the North, West, and South. The waves in N’Gor are consistent all year round.
Surf Camp N’Gor in offers lessons for all ages and levels. From people that never saw a surfboard or the sea, to people who already have previous experience of surfing but want to improve their technique and maximize wave count. Surf camp teachers are all local surfers, some of the very best in the country. They will teach you how to surf, guide and give you an authentic African surfing experience.
Surf lessons last 1,5 hours and include a surfboard, wetsuit and surf wax.
Private and group classes are available.
Each day of your stay one of our local surf guides will take you out to the best of 21 spots.
At Surf Camp N’Gor we strive to make sure that our guests are at the best place at the right time. Checking up on local swell forecasts and most importantly watching the spots at first light. If the conditions are right, the camp bell will be ringing, and we are off for a sunrise session before breakfast. There is always a cup of fresh coffee and some fruit to power up before going out the door. Our boatman “Bai Dam” lives in the camp and will take us to the mainland or a surf spot by boat.
At 10 O’clock after breakfast with a view, we get an update on the swell and plan accordingly. Surf camp guides will take you to different spots depending on your surf level. Then surf’s up all day:) Samba the minivan driver is waiting on the mainland if that’s where our crew finds the best spots of the day. Bai Dam is on standby all day ready to take us to the places around NGor Island.
Get excited and check out surf forecast here.
SURFING AND MUCH MORE
Besides surfing there plenty of other activities to enrich your surf trip. As the surf camp N’Gor staff to advise the best activities for you. Prepare for:
- Fishing trips (Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda +more)
- Kickboxing lessons every Monday and Wednesday
- Spearfishing with the local fishermen
- Diving Barracuda Club Dakar
- Beach soccer with the locals
- Learn to make mosaic
- Djembe – learn how to play the local African drum
- Private French lessons in the surf camp
- Massage sessions
- Guided trips to the Senegalese tourist attractions
- Visit Dakar’s exciting nightlife with our surf guides
….and lots of fun! 🙂
Also, we recommend to check out 10 things to do in Dakar.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Surf Camp N’Gor is located just 15 minutes from Dakar Airport. It takes only an extra 90 minutes of flying beyond Morocco to get to Senegal from Europe. Surf camp provides airport transfers, good food, expert surf coaching, and equipment hire within a comfortable setting, a non-violent and tolerant country where you can wear what you like and enjoy a cold beer.
Dakar is the capital of a West African country Senegal. It’s an Atlantic port that sits on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina district is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The Musée Théodore Monod presents cultural artifacts including drums, clothing, carvings, and tools. The city’s lively nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax tunes.
CLIMATE, VISA, VACCINATION
French (official), Wolof
Senegal has a tropical climate and is mostly hot and humid. There’s a rainy season (July to October) with strong southeast winds. The dry season (November to June) is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.
CFA Franc and you can change Euro everywhere at a fixed rate – ATM cash machines available all over the country
From the 1. of May 2015 it will no longer be necessary to obtain a visa for traveling to Senegal. You will just get a stamp in your passport upon arrival.
Malaria prophylaxis recommended if you travel inland or in the south of Senegal.
Yellow fever vaccine recommended, but not obligatory.
Isla de N’gor Shuttle boats from N’gor island to the mainland every 15 min, day & night (5 min. crossing)
As part of the surf camp package, the team will arrange your transfers accordingly.
Fly to Dakar International Airport (DKR) also known as Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.
Airlines that fly to Dakar:
- Air Afrique
- Air France
- Swiss Air
Visit the official website of Dakar International Airport for more info.
PRICES & PACKAGES
- Airport transfer(DSS) by bus, car, and boat (24/7)
- Half board(breakfast, dinner, drinking water)
- Daily local surf guide to the best surf spots
- Boat surf transfers
- Van to the south spots and for surf trips
- Nice and clean rooms
- Surf School
- Board rental (10 EUR/day)
- Taxi boat to the island (1,50 Euro return)
- Other beverages than water, coffee, and tea
|1 Day||1 Week||2 Week||3 Weeks|
Dorm Room (per pers)
|37 EUR||248 EUR||448 EUR||598 EUR|
Single Room/Private Bathroom
|75 EUR||478 EUR||798 EUR||Request|
|Double Room/Private Bathroom||119 EUR||698 EUR||1198 EUR||Request|
*Prices and booking of long-term stays, groups and alternative lodging on the island, please send a request!
Beginner Surf School Package
1 Week includes:
Accommodation in a dorm room
6 days of surf school with equipment
1 week 348 Euro/pers
2 weeks 598 Euro/pers