About Palmarin, Senegal
Palmarin village is surrounded by a combination of sandy beaches to the west, grasslands and the National Reserve de Palmarin to the east. The name Palmarin is derived from the abundance of palm trees in this coastal village situated in Sine-Saloum in Central Senegal. Its unique vegetation favours a variety of fauna and flora. Fishing and tourism are the major economic activities with salt and oyster harvesting as the other smaller businesses. Palmarin is historically and culturally rich and has become one of the major tourist destinations in Senegal. The town is said to be the home of numerous sacred woods and symbolic wells which women go to during excessive dryness to pray for the return of rains.
Hotels in Palmarin
Palmarin is quite a fun, vacation destination, the guest houses in Palmarin maintain a culture of good service and warmth towards guests. You can book cheap guesthouses and other hotels in the Petite Cote area like Saly.
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When traveling on a budget, you can book the cheap Palmarin hotels near the National Reserve de Palmarin.
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Places to see in Palmarin
To take in some of the cultural and historical heritage of the people of Palmarin, visit the wells namely, Beela Mac, Mbeeli Ngalou, Ngounoumane, Soumbathioro and Mamanguethie. The sacred woods are also another point of attraction.
The National Reserve de Palmarin houses different flora and fauna such as hyena, jackal and a variety of birds. Bird watching is major here as you get to see resident and migrant birds. There is no better place to witness the traditional wrestling than in Sereer one of the ethnic groups in Palmarin, where it is deeply rooted in the tradition.
You have to see the salt pools where salts are harvested after the ocean water had been left to dry up in the dry season. Activities to be enjoyed in this town are fishing, kayaking and bird watching. You can also get down with the traditional dance of the Sereer people.
Getting around in Palmarin
Transit in Palmarin is quite different and enjoyable. Riding in a horse driven carts is the one major means of transportation here and it affords visitors the opportunity to have a scenic view of the villages.