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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Senegal: Djiffer

A beach hut in Djiffer
The beach hut where I kicked back and let the stress of African travel evaporate

As I peeled myself out of the basting oven that the Campement de Palmarin had amusingly substituted for a proper room, I found myself wondering whether I'm going to get the hang of Senegal, or whether I'm going to float out of the other end of West Africa's most popular tourist destination, still wondering what on earth the fuss is all about. So far I've been singularly uninspired by Senegal; I don't hate it, sure, but I don't really see the attraction either.

The beach in Djiffer
The beach in Djiffer might not look like much, but it's a quiet little paradise after the effort involved getting there