• Fathala Tented Lodge in Senegal

    TENTED LODGE

    The Fathala Wildlife Reserve offers a romantic getaway with the open-air Mahogany Restaurant & Lounge, and a swimming pool with breath-taking views over the Senegalese Bush.

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    LUXURY SUITES

    Fathala's Luxury Tented Accommodation is decorated in a romantic African Colonial Theme with mosquito nets, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with free standing baths and outdoor showers.

  • Zebras in Senegal Game Reserve

    BURCHELL'S ZEBRA

    The Zebra's black and white stripes are a form of camouflage called disruptive coloration that breaks up the outline of the body. They inhabit savannas, from treeless grasslands to open woodlands.

  • Giraffe in Fathala West Africa

    GIRAFFES

    Giraffes use their height to good advantage by browsing leaves and buds in treetops. The 21–inch (53 cm) tougue helps them pluck tasty morsels from branches. Giraffes eat most of the time, and like cows they regurgitate food and chew it as cud.

  • Fathala Baby Warthog in Senegal

    WARTHOG

    Warthogs are widespread all over Africa. The males can be distinguished by the 4 warts on the side of its face where females only have 2 warts. They are omnivorous and not scared of chasing lions away to get a chance for a drink of water.


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Activities for Day Visitors at Fathala

Day Visitor Guided Game Drives

Come to Fathala Lodge Senegal and enjoy a typical African bush experience with our guided tours in an open game viewing vehicle. See family herds of the rare West African giant derby eland – only found in this part of the world – as well as other antelope species, such as roan, waterbuck and bushbuck. Also to be seen are giraffes, rhino, buffalo, warthog as well as red colobus, green vervet and red patas monkeys and exquisitely coloured bird species amongst the giant African mahogany trees. Binoculars are advisable as animal and bird sightings are not always close by.

Durations: Approx. 2 Hours
Includes: Guided Game Drive, vehicle and guide
Also Available: Self-drive or hire a Fathala vehicle. Refer to additional charges on rate sheet

 

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Lion Encounter: Free Walking, No Leashes! No Collars

Fathala Lodge Senegal offers a once in a lifetime experience – Enjoy a Lion Adventure – with the king of the jungle, Africa’s most majestic predator. Take the opportunity to accompany them on foot through their natural habitat. An unparalleled experience that offers insight into the behaviour of this species, with lots of photo opportunities.

Duration: 40-45 min
Includes: Guided encounter with Lions

 

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Day Visitor Guided Bird Walk

Join one of our Bird Guides on a short 20min walk and discover the wide variety of Birds that Fathala Lodge Senegal has to offer. Some of the species that can be seen include the Abyssinian Roller, Broadbilled Roller, Bearded Barbet, Western Grey Plantain Eater and many more.

Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

 

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Activities for Accommodation Guests at Fathala

Accommodation Guided Game Drive

During your stay at Fathala Lodge Senegal enjoy a typical African bush experience in an open-air vehicle on a guided sunrise or sunset game drive through our reserve. See family herds of the rare West African giant derby eland – only found in this part of the world, and visit the breeding camp – and other antelope species such as roan, waterbuck and bushbuck. Also to be seen are giraffes, rhino, buffalo, warthog as well as red colobus, green vervet and red patas monkeys and exquisitely coloured bird species amongst the giant African mahogany trees. Enjoy morning coffee or evening sundowners and snacks next to the waterhole as you experience a magnificent African sunrise or sunset. Binoculars are advisable as animal and bird sightings are not always close by.

Duration: 2 hours
Includes: Guided Game Drive, vehicle, guide and snacks and drinks

 

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Lion Encounter: Free Walking, No Leashes! No Collars

Fathala Lodge Senegal offers a once in a lifetime experience – Enjoy a Lion Adventure – with the king of the jungle, Africa’s most majestic predator. Take the opportunity to accompany them on foot through their natural habitat. An unparalleled experience that offers insight into the behaviour of this species, with lots of photo opportunities.

Duration: 40-45 min
Includes: Guided walk with Lions

 

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Luxury Mangrove Scenic Trip

Relax in our new luxurious boat on the water in the afternoon, and enjoy the breath-taking views and scenery that the Mangroves of the Delta du Saloum has to offer.
At Fathala Lodge Senegal experience the Mangroves, birdlife and Baobabs and if you are lucky, spot the dolphins or Manatees.

Duration: 2, 5 hours (min of 2 guests per trip)
Includes: selected drinks, transfer and boat and guide

 

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Full Day Island Trip

Visit Fathala’s very own island and en-route take the unique opportunity to visit a Senegalese Fishing Village. A 4×4 transfer will transport you to the shores of Bagadachii where you will board your pirogue and take a slow cruise through the Mangroves to Djinack Barra. Visit the school and hospital,  meet the village chief and learn about the local culture. Back to the pirogue and onto Leba Island for a “back to nature” tropical experience in the Sun. A delicious traditionally prepared fish barbeque, long walks on the beach and swimming in the warm waters, before your relaxing pirogue ride and transfer back to the lodge before dinner.

Duration: 6 hours (11:00 – 17:00) (min of 2 guests per trip)
Includes: Village Tour, Boat trip through Mangroves to Island, transfer, traditionally prepared fish barbeque, drinks and guide

 

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Village & Local Market Tour

An opportunity to move away from the typical tourist activities – visit a traditional Senegalese village and market and experience how the locals live and shop. A local guide will accompany you to view the local crafts and fabrics, visit a bakery which makes the delicious Senegalese breads and taste the traditional baobab and bisap juice in a local restaurant and experience the REAL Africa.

Duration: 2 hours (min of 2 guests before tour departs)
Includes: Transfer/Transportation and guide but exclude all additional shopping, restaurant drinks ect.)

 

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Bush Walking and Birding Safari

See some smaller animals and get some exercise as you explore the Fathala bush on foot. A knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour where you can learn more about the plants, insects and smaller animal life on the reserve. See and photograph the exquisitely coloured exotic birds, such as the Abyssinian roller, the rose ringed parakeet, the western red billed hornbill, the long tailed glossy starling and much more.

Duration: 2 hours
Includes: Guided tour on foot

 

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