A pearl necklace set between sea and land
La Source aux Lamantins is located 150 km from Dakar, in the Sine Saloum delta, between the peaceful villages of Djilor and Fimela in the Fatick region. We are located on the banks of an arm of sea or bolong, in the heart of the country Sérère, 1km from the birthplace of Léopold Sédar Senghor.
Your source of well-being and culture
Upon your arrival, you are struck by the beauty of the landscape and you finally feel at home in the middle of nature. Leave your stress at the gate...unwind...become a part of our community.
The decoration is natural and minimalist, art objects from almost all African countries are represented. The calm and the convivial and family atmosphere allow you to rediscover yourself. From daybreak, you can enjoy a yoga session on the pontoon followed by a swim in the bolong. After breakfast, you can visit the library or visit the organic kitchen garden, the aromatic corner containing many plants with essential oils and the magical garden of medicinal plants, before enjoying the many excursions that we offer.
It is recognized by the elders of the village that in two places on the bank there was a spring where humans came, to drink, manatees, mythical mammals ...
Culture, encounters, discoveries, farniente or gastronomy, choose - or not! La Source Aux Lamantins is a cultural melting pot, heart beating, vibrating to the rhythm of fortuitous encounters - or provoked! - between visitors and local populations.
Leuk-le-lièvre introduce you …
Hello! My name is Leuk-le-lièvre. I am the main character of a book written by Leopold Sedar Senghor and Abdoulaye Sadji, which I invite you to discover. It is available in the library at La Source aux Lanantins. But first of all, I present the team ...
Anna … The story of la Source aux Lamantins began in 2009. My friend Anna wanted to create a cultural space where you can relax, learn, exchange, read and discover. You must come to meet Anna, she will explain you much better than I do!
Thérèse is the mama of Casa-Mansa, where you can find the library, the projection room and the restaurant. She will welcome you on your arrival.
And here is Chef! With Chef Pape Niang and his team, you will taste a cuisine with mixed flavors at the mouth of the gastronomic experience and culinary innovation. You’ll enjoy it!
Our chef, Pape Niang, who had been a chef for over 20 years in a prestigious hotel in Dakar, has retired to Djilor to work with us in creating a menu to meet all tastes. He can cater for large and small events, as well as lunches and dinners. Visitors come here just for the food as attested by the need to make reservations well in advance in the high season !
At the Source aux Lamantins, several restoration areas will allow you to fulfill all your expectations. Every Sunday a buffet is served on the pontoon where you will have the opportunity to taste the local products.
We apply HACCP standards for catering and hotels. We cook in front of you and the kitchen is open to the restaurant. Thank you for informing us if you have a particular diet ex: vegetarian, an allergy or other.
Corporate citizen and committed
#Culture and Social Connection
Culture and social bond are the pillars of La Source aux Lamantins. So the team at your disposal is a family. The inhabitants of the town have free access to the garden of medicinal plants, to the numerous conferences scheduled throughout the year as well as to the library and the WIFI area for high school students who wish it.
Our purchases are made to the nearest and we strive to share with the locality the benefits of tourism. We work, for example, in collaboration with the Kaydara farm-school, which supplies us with organic fruits and vegetables, as well as poultry. The women of the Nanoor GIE who provide us with syrups and processed seeds.
The respect of our beautiful environment is for us an evidence. A few examples of good practices that we have implemented: solar lanterns, replanting of the mangrove to preserve the ecosystem, electric fans in the room, etc.