Festival Thanks from Abene
The festival period at the end of 2017 was enjoyed by all in Khady and Moustapha’s capable hands. During the two week period all rooms were filled and guests took advantage, once again, of the Little Baobab’s special excursions.
Don’t forget to book your Abene Festival rooms for 2018!
The Little Baobab thanks all our friends, old and new, for the support and friendship you have shown. We know Simon would be proud of the way that the Little Baobab continues to provide a ‘little bit of paradise‘ for adventurous travellers and festival goers alike.
My name is Karen Fenton and I am Simon’s Sister in law.
On the 26th May 2017 Simon was tragically killed in a road traffic accident near Dakar. As a family we are completely shocked and devastated at the awful loss.
Simon was an inspiration to us all and lived his life to the full.
The Little Baobab will continue and is still welcoming guests from across the globe.
Khady is managing the day to day arrangements in Abene.
RIP Simon…you were amazing.
The Little Baobab: traditional “teranga” in Abene, Casamance, Senegal
Teranga is a Wolof word, meaning hospitality or welcoming generosity. It’s one of the many things that makes Senegal so special in my eyes.
Experience teranga at the Little Baobab in the heart of West Africa and the home of myself, Simon Fenton, and my Senegalese family.
I host guests and lead tours across the region. I’ve also written two books: “Squirting milk at chameleons” and “Chasing hornbills.” My wife Khady is a traditional Diola dancer and loves nothing more than teaching her craft as well as drumming.
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Simon Fenton & Khady Mane
We stayed with Simon in 2015 and had a wonderful time at the little Boabab
Rip Simon. An inspiration to all who knew him x
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