The perfect hideaway at Collines de NiassamPalmarin, Senegal
A treehouse like no other. The most captivating suites at this unusual beach resort are wrapped in the limbs of baobab trees. Each has two storeys where you can shelter from the sun while staring out towards the salt flats and waterways that eventually become the Atlantic Ocean. Those who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma can choose a cabin surrounded by bright bougainvillea or one on stilts over the water.
Visit a local village, kayak through the mangroves or watch flocks of pelicans from your sanctuary, but be sure to return when hunger strikes – meals are prepared by French chefs who exploit the abundance of local produce. The resort is four hours south of Dakar, Senegal’s capital, but worth the trip to see a different side of this former French colony.
- Children’s activities
- Complimentary breakfast
Baobab rooms from about US$120 a night.