You would like to travel differently? Travel usefully? Interact with the local populations? Participate in responsible and sustainable tourism with the Ben’Tenier. The Ben’Tenier was set up fifteen years ago by Mame and Nadine DIOP, respectively from the town of Thies in Senegal and from the centre of Brittany, France. Together they have created a meeting place, a place to exchange ideas and experience right in the centre of the village of Nianing, but also a haven where the ethics of solidarity and responsible tourism are very present.
The personnel at the Ben’Tenier want to give their clients entire satisfaction, and in this optic are very close to them. On arrival, you will find Nadine and Bineta ready to give you all the information you need to make your stay a memorable one. They will explain how the hotel works, its relations with the village of Nianing and the different visits in the region. At the end of your stay you will be asked to fill in a satisfaction form in order to help us improve our services.
Charter of Ethics
For several years now the Ben’Tenier has actively participated in improving the conditions of infants in the area. We work alongside the charity Tche Kanam, the maternity of Nianing and the Non Governmental Organisation nursery called Vivre Ensemble Madesahel in Mbour.
THE MATERNITY UNIT IN NIANING. Over the last two years we have established a partnership with the maternity unit in Nianing. At each birth the midwife gives the mother a paper, which she then brings to the Ben’Tenier, where she is given a Birth Present of clothes and toys for the baby.
You can bring in your luggage :
Baby clothes (new born to 2 years old) for the actions taking place at the Maternity unit and for the NGO Vivre Ensemble
Learning material for the schools, to
help the charity Tche-Kanam (3-6 years old) … building toys, early-learning
games and so on.
donations are distributed first and foremost to the schools belonging
to the charity Tche-Kanam, but also to other educational establishments.
All around the country, the Senegalese are waking up to the fact that waste has to be managed. The Ben’Tenier has joined forces with the village of Nianing to act in favour of the environment.
are very happy to have been able to participate in and contribute to
an act of solidarity … even if it is only a tiny drop in the ocean.”
CHRISTINE (april 2008)