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Laguna Surf Camp - Somone, Kayes. Senegal

INTRODUCTION

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Traveling to the camp will make you feel as one of the iconic Endless Summer movie surfers on their wild Africa voyage. In fact, Senegal was the very first stop of Endless Summer surfers in Africa. 

 

The Camp is a great choice for those, who wants to ease into the famous relaxed African lifestyle and embrace the beauty of the nature reserve as it is a part of the nature reserve and bird sanctuary, where endless mangrove forests stretch for miles. 

 

In the cosy surf house,you can choose between single and double, triple or quadruple rooms, equipped with private bathrooms, mosquitos nets and fans. All weekly packages include copious breakfast and dinner ( without drinks). Delicious local specialties are served by the terrace.

 

Great place for learning how to surf, to stand up paddle (SUP), and to improve your level all year round. Initiation weekly program includes 7 surf/ stand up paddle lessons. Intensive program is also available and features 14 lessons

THE ACCOMMODATION

Rooms and Facilities

You can choose between single (one big bed), double (one big bed or two small beds), triple or quadruple rooms ( three or four small beds). For a more authentic experience, the number of guests at the camp is limited to 16 per week.

 

All the rooms feature:

  • Individual bathroom 
  • Mosquito nets,
  • Fans
  • Refrigerator

 

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

The copious breakfast and dinner are served in te terrace. The chief will surprise you by his cooking talents, while proposing you some delicious local dishes.

 

Lunch

For lunch, you will have the choice between the beach shacks at the laguna, or the many restaurants in town. The camp staff will readily give you an advice according to your preferences.

THE ACTIVITIES

Surfing

Somone is little known as a Surf and Stand Up Paddle spot, 70 kms from Dakar. We will not complain about it. In fact there are no huge waves here. This is the ideal place to learn how to surf and SUP on a gentle beach break, and a good trip for more advanced surfers who want to find a wild nature place with pollution free uncrowded waves! Perfect for longboarders and Stand up paddlers. But be careful, sometimes the spot will surprise you with some perfects double over head barrels!

 

Surf Lessons

Open to everyone, the surf school is a friendly place to meet people and exchange experiences, where everyone develops ocean knowledge and relationship with nature.  

With regular or intensive course, discover and learn at your own rhythm. You will be guided by experienced instructors, with who you will be able to learn with ease and confidence

The camp offers both, surfing and stand up paddle (SUP) packages. You can choose between Initiation (7 lessons per week) and Intensive (14 lessons per week) programs.

 

Nature Reserve Activities

The camp organizes “Stand up paddle” expeditions to the mangroves and along the coast very often. You will be able to explore by yourself or in a group, the 11 km of mangroves and bolongs, while improving your paddling and discovering untouched and pristine wildlife. Even if you are not an avid bird watcher this relaxing and fascinating tour is still well worth doing. Incredible variety of birds, local women gathering shells and impressive, thick mangrove forests

 

African Lifestyle

Somone is a great place to ease into the famous relaxed African lifestyle and embrace the beauty of the nature reserve

  • Chill in a sunbed while reading a travel book or magazine.
  • Wander around the Laguna, with beautiful clear water winding between sandbanks.
  • Explore the village and meet local people.
  • Try some delicious local dishes.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Somone is the hidden gem of West Africa. The peaceful village of Somone is located 1h from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Somone Laguna is part of the nature reserve and bird sanctuary. The Laguna has fascinating bird life and mangrove ecosystem. The coast is formed of bays and rocky points. The water is generally calm, the main wind blows NW / NE, just parallel to the beach or slightly offshore. The river-mouth at the Laguna, forms a sand bank, ideal for all surfing sports. A nice wave breaks just in front. Very relaxing surroundings and authentic surfing experience. The surf/ SUP camp is only 10mns walking distance from the surf spot, the laguna and te nice and friendly fishermen village.

 

Climate

Tropical climate: hot, rainy season from July to October. Cooler and dry from November to June. For the fresh winter evenings, bring pants and sweater. (It will also help you against mosquito’s bites.)

 

Health and Insurance

Treatment against Malaria is recommended. It is a good idea to bring insects repellent and loads of sunscreen lotion.

 

Getting Here

Flying to Senegal

The camp is located 1h from Blaise Diagne International Airport .

The national airline is Senegal Airline, which flies within the continent.

 

Many convenient flights will take you directly to Blaise Diagne International Airport:

  • Brussels (Brussels Airlines)
  • Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), 
  • Paris-Orly (Air Senegal International),
  • Paris-CDG (Air France),
  • Milan (Alitalia )
  • Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc)
  • Madrid and Gran Canaria (Iberia),
  • Barcelona (Vueling)
  • Lisbon (TAP Portugal)
  • New York (Delta Airlines)

Taxi transfer from Blaise Diagne airport to Somone round trip: 65.000 fcfa / 100 Euros from 1 to 4 people (car with A/C and driver)

 

Visa

Citizens of 125 countries, including EU countries, U.S, Australia do not need visa to visit Senegal. Maximum length of stay is 90 days. Make sure to check visa requirements for your country here: https://senegal.visahq.com/.

PRICES & PACKAGES

SURF SCHOOL PACKAGE

  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • 7 surfing lessons of 2h 
  • Copious breakfasts and dinners at the camp
  • Use of the equipment for the entire stay
  • Private bathroom

 

Double room :  (300 Euros) / person

Single room :  (350 Euros) / person

Triple or quadruple room : (250 Euros) / person

 

SUP SCHOOL PACKAGE 

  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • 7 SUP lessons of 2h 
  • Copious breakfasts and dinners at the camp
  • Use of the equipment for the entire stay
  • Private bathroom

Double room : (300 Euros) / person

Single room : (350 Euros) / person

Triple or quadruple room : (250 Euros) / person

 

SURF/SUP camp without lessons / illimited use of the club material

  • 7 nights/8 days
  • Copious breakfast and dinners at the camp
  • illimited use of the equipment for the entire stay
  • Private bathroom
  •    Double room : (300 Euros) / person
  •    Single room  : (350 Euros) / person
  •   Triple or quadruple room : ( 250 Euros) / person

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