Bird sanctuaries

The mild climate, abundant rain and fertile soil in the Casamance make the region "The Green Belt of the Nation". It is a region with a great variety of landscapes, with dense and abundant forests, palm trees, coconut groves, mangrove vegetation, wood lots, Savannah and endless stretches of sandy beaches. These ecosystems are so rich and diverse. They host hundreds of water bird species and rare species such as the great hornbill with a yellow crown, the African pied hornbill, the green turaco, the blue-billed malimbe, and the crowned crane.

Woven fabric

The quality, beauty and symbols of manjak fabric are of such remarkable elegance that people like it for clothing and furnishing. The fabric is woven by master weavers who use hand looms. The making of manjak fabric is an art that is handed down from one generation to the other, and which requires exceptional skill.

The Clay Potters of Edioungou

The Lower Casamance region has a very old tradition of clay pot making. This is the case particularly in the village called Edioungou, located close to Oussouye, where women who make clay pots receive visitors to demonstrate their art to them in the outdoor workshops where they practice their art.

Kadioute Museum in Boucotte

This open air museum offers a display of all the traditional objects of the Jola tribe: the musical instruments, the fishing gear, the kitchen utensils, the African talismans, the wrestlers’ attires with wrappers in different colors for the various age groups, and the material used to collect palm wine. The objects are nested in the trunks of silk- cotton trees. This is why the museum is named “Kadioute”, which means “hole” in Jola dialect.

Sangawatt Museum in Diembering

This outdoor museum offers a theatrical presentation of some aspects of traditional life among the Jola Awatt, a cultural sub-group of the Jola tribe.


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