Hotel A La Nature - past and present
Kafountine - Casamance - Southern Sénégal

The above pictures are from www.casamance.net showing the A La Nature at its former best.

A La Nature was newly built in 1992, next to a row of pine trees, well away from the sea

Now with coastal erosion, trees have disappeared and the sea almost touches A La Nature.

In 1999 regular traditional dance and drumming evenings were held for entertainment

René, the owner with his dreadlocks in 1999 .. today there is almost more hair than René !

Arriving to a warm welcome and a cool beer I looked out of the beach entrance door ..
 a few people were watching the fishing fleet depart .. as the evening sunshine faded.

To the right were stretches of deserted beach, which I would explore the next day.

Whilst eating breakfast next morning .. I noticed a few 'birds' swooping in and out of the roof space. On further investigation at the far end of the upper terrace, I found I was not alone !
A small colony of Bats had taken up residence and were hanging from the roof beams.
An attraction for Chiroptera enthusiasts, although spooky in the camera's flashlight !!

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