Sokone is a serene town in the Fatick region of Central Senegal on Southeastern Sine-Saloum Delta. It is on the road between Banjul and Kaolack making the town a nice stopover place to relax before continuing your journey. Sokone was formerly a peanut port. Though Sereer and Wolof are the major languages in Sokone, French is commonly spoken in the town too. Sokone is a culturally rich town with about 4 different ethnic groups.
Things to See/Do in Sokone
You are bound to have so much adventure and fun time in Sokone. Take a trip on a canoe through the mangroves to the nearby islands such as bird islands. There are a couple of fishing expeditions you can join too. There are a number of villages around you can visit to interact and experience the culture of the Wolof and Sereer.
You can visit the Ndef Lang, women’s training centre. The centre train women and girls to be gainfully employed. The ancient baobab tree located close to the village of Baumbougar is another place to see.
Don’t miss the traditional Sereer wrestling. It is a popular sport in Senegal and it is a really elaborate display.
From Dakar you can get to Sokone through Kaolack and then take a vehicle to from there to Sokone. Once in the town, you can easily get around by motorcycle taxis and horse carts. It is also possible to simply just walk.
Best Places to Stay in Sokone
The 3 star Auberge du Delta is located in a good place close to Beach Alawouyaye and they offer all guests complimentary breakfast. Another Sokone hotel you can book is Hotel Le Caiman. Book the hotels now on Jumia Travel and pay later.