The Republic of Senegal owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi), and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Dakar became its capital in 1960 at the time of independence from France. Islam is practiced by approximately 94 percent of the country's population; the Christian community, 5 percent of the population. Senegal is a republic with a presidency. The president is elected every five years as of 2001.
In the southern province of Casamance, the fishing village Kafountine is situated right by the sea. The population is about 20.000.
In the village centre you can find small shops, a pharmacy, a marketplace, craftsmen and restaurants. Every day you find the fishermen at the beach working their nets. Along the beach several small hotels and hostels have popped up lately.
So whether you want to dive into the amazing culture of the Senegalese people or just want to relax at the beach you are in for the treat of a lifetime!
I have built my house right on the beach just outside of Kafountine. It is a white stone house with two bedrooms, kitchen, livingroom and a bathroom. There is a terrass stretching alongside the house aswell as a roof terrass with a magnificent view of the beach and ocean.
You can rent the house by the week. If wanted, a chef and housekeeper manage all the daily chores during the stay.
There are also several excursions and different ways of learning dance and music if you look for activities.