Can Teranga


Kafountine, a small fishing village in the region of Casamance, in Senegal, is known for its Bohemian ambience and celebrations of the Diola and Mandinga cultures. It’s yearly music and dance festival in February is highly renowned and appreciated. In addition to the fishing industry, the local economy is based on agriculture and tourism.


Can Teranga is an oasis of comfort and tranquility in the main street of Kafountine, just opposite of the art market and within a ten minutes walk from the beach. In this same street festivals, traditional dances and music performances are being held at an almost daily basis.


Allow yourself to be carried away by Kafountine’s charm without worrying about the time: Can Teranga is located very centrally in a well lit street, so you’ll feel safe walking home at any time. Ideal for solo travelers!



Enjoy the safety, tranquility and privacy of Can Terangas’ rooms, which overlook the inner courtyard: all our rooms have a private bathroom and Wi-Fi. For more information and photos of the hotel rooms click here.


The multipurpose room with a capacity of up to 50 people, air conditioned and with wifi, is available on demand for meetings and parties. Can Teranga itself also organizes several activities amongst which concerts and parties. For more information about our activities click here.


Included for guests of the residence.

Continental buffet with typical Casamance produce: home-made jams of local fruits (mango, papaya, mandarine or orange), typical drinks such as bissap, bouye (juice of the fruit of the baobab), ginger, etc. Continue reading “Amenities”

Environment and climate

General situation

Kafountine is a fishing village in the Casamance region of Senegal, with one border with the Gambia in the North and a South border with Guinea-Bissau. Kafountine is located one hour by car from the airport of Banjul (capital of the Gambia) and two hours from Ziguinchor (Casamance’s capital) where there is an airport with flights to Dakar (capital of Senegal) and a port with a ferry to Ziguinchor. 


There are two seasons in Senegal: the dry season and the rainy (‘hivernage’). During the dry season (November to June) the temperatures are a little softer (between 22°C and 30°C).  In the rainy season (July to October) the weather is wet and quite hot though on the coast it’s always smoother due to the sea breeze.

Flora and fauna

Kafountine has a fantastic beach full of ‘filaos’ (large trees of the family of conifers) which extends along 20 km of sand and wild vegetation, without trace of villages or neighborhoods. The interior is made up of a maze of lagoons and streams and several islands with mangrove vegetation that invites the traveller to enter with a “pirogue” (canoe) to explore it’s cozy villages and see the variety of birds that live there. Continue reading “Environment and climate”


The situation of the residence is perfect for heading out to explore Kafountine on your own: in the same street you can find you places where to do percussion and traditional dances, in which you can participate freely. The team of Can Teranga also organizes different activities:

  • Excursion in pirogue to the mangrove Islands
  • Bird watching
  • Walks to the wide Beach to the village of Abéné, about 9 km
  • Bicycle rental
  • Festivals of traditional music and dance
  • African djembe and dance classes
  • Routes to the interior of the Casamance to the diola culture, visiting several towns (Ziguinchor, Oussouye, Cap Skirring, Diembéring, Karabane…) from 2 to 5 days.
  • Guided routes by Omar, for travelers who have a minimum of 15 days: from Dakar, visiting the island of Gorée (House of slaves), the Pink Lake and he natural park in Banja (wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, ostriches, Rhinoceros, etc. in freedom), we pass through the Delta of Saloum and will cross Gambia to end up at Kafountine. Another possibility is to make the route Dakar-Ziguinchor by ferry.
  • Guided tour of the Basari Country with a local guide.

Please contact us for more information.

Information and reservations


  • 1 person in a double room: 10,000 CFA (€15) per night, breakfast included*
  • 2 persons in a double room: 15,000 CFA (€22) per night, breakfast included*

* We do offer a reduced rate for stays longer than 2 weeks. Please contact us for further information. 


  • + 221 339944174 (Senegal)
  • + 34 636827112 (Spain)
  • + 221 77375 61 80/+ 221 77 723 81 57 (Senegal)