Visit the King

Visit the King

After a few days of relaxing at Tinting and getting into the African rhyhym of life, you might get restless and maybe want to explore the archipelago down towards the border to Guinea Bissau. We will travel way back in time and also experience a bit of modern Senegal. A journey that can last from two to five days, depending on what you want to see.

Tailor made trip

This excursion is set up depending on how time you have, which means that the price will vary.
This excursion is set up depending on how time you have, which means that the price will vary. The shortest version is based on two persons and one night,
and costs 1500 NOK per person.
The excursion can be extended to five or six days. Contact us beforehand if you are interested in the excursion.

In the regional capital of Ziguinchor we stay overnight at a hotel on the bank of the Casamance River. Big pirogues arrive full of passengers right below the terrace. The next day we visit the French Cultural Center and the large markets with their abundance of colorful high quality textiles. The center of town to this day is marked by its colonial past.

Then we proceed to the kingdom of Oussouye, We bicycle through Oussouye village, guided by the king’s nearest assistant, who knows everything worth knowing about the area. Animism is still alive and kicking, next to Islam and Christianity, and we visit one of the Animists’ sacrificial centers, where we can see the village drums that are still in use to send important messages.

Young men preparing for their important rites of passage into adulthood, when they spend several weeks in the forest.

The king of Oussouye is the 17th elected monarch. We meet him in the reception room in the forest close to his palace. He is highly respected and is elected for life. The king gives out advice on personal as well as political issues.

Karabane was a port of embarcation for slaves to be sold in Europe and is located right out towards the open ocean. Karabane was also one of the first regional capitals in Senegal, and the ferry from Dakar still docks here.

The ruins of the prison and the enormous church that the Europeans built, say it all. The church is under restauration. Today its beautiful and evocative. We stay overnight at a guest house with fabulous opportunities for fishing.

During the excursion we will also visit museums that tell the tale of the Jola people and their traditions – many of which fortunately belong to the past, before we embark on a slow trip back to TinTing.