, it will take about six hours to get to Keur Bambong. You can take a bus from a station called “Station Pompier” in Dakar . From there the bus will take you directly to Toubacouta. If you take the bus, to and from Keur Bamboung the fare is no less than 10,00cfa roundtrip. Once in Toubacouta you can choose to stay the night for 6000cfa. If not you can go directly to the Keur Bamboung, which is located in a area call Sine Saloume, a three day weekend at Keur Bamboung is 17,000cfa, which include breakfast and diner. If you chose to stay in Toubacouta for the night, I recommend you stay at the hostel below. The facilities are nice and the host is great! Dakar
The only means of getting to Keur Bamboung is to take a pirogue from Toubacouta (30mins). Keur Bamboung( 221775108013/2215548456) is an Ecolodge, located in a little village call Sine Solume, it is one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my life. The owners are organize, and cognizant of their guests needs. The Eco lodge is set up as a communal entity therefore the proceeds benefits the villagers (owners) and use to maintain the rich prosperity of the environment.
Be aware, on the weekend it is difficult to get a bus directly from Toubacouta back to
. Therefore you can take a bus to Karang or Kalack from Toubacouta, and than take a bus directly to Dakar . Traveling by bus from one city to another requires patience. As the rule is, the bus does not leave until it is full or passengers are willing to pay for the empty seat(s). Although we had to wait for three hours in Karang for the bus to get full it was well worth it!!!! It was a great opportunity to talk to the locals and get to know more about the area, especially if you speak Wolof. Dakar
My journey to Keur Bamboung and the recent conferences regarding protecting the environment in
Africa prompted me to start thinking about how I can decrease my eco footprint. It seems that those who are taking precautionary steps to cause less harm to the environment, have less capital. Living in a world dominated by capitalists I understand why the preservation of the environment does not seem important, especially when it means acquiring more capital. Given how fast the earth is depleting, I hope we come to the realization that money is not the only thing that makes the world go round. If those with the least resources are trying to conserve and protect the earth, is it fair for those with the most resources to keep destroying mother earth?