Where giving and receiving walk hand in hand

Our story

This homeplace has existed for more than 30 years, created by Mame and Nadine DIOP, respectively from the city of Thiès (Senegal) and central Bretagne.

Together, they created Le Ben’tenier, a place for meetings and exchanges in the heart of the village of Nianing. A place where the ethics of responsible and supportive tourism is present.

A responsible & social trip for a return to the respect of the nature and the Man.

Do you want traveling useful and otherwise? Exchange with local people?
Do you want to invest humanly? Le Ben’tenier accompanies you in a responsible and united tourism.

Responsible tourism

Our Code of Ethics

Our charter informs travelers about attitudes to take regarding photos, purchases, “gifts”, local customs and practices, and environmental behaviors.

Our commitment ? Give some tips so that each of us can contribute to being a responsible traveler, respectful of the world and its people. As such, we are inspired by the responsible tourism charter created by the agency Atalante and Lonely Planet.

tourisme solidaire au Bent'tenier, Nianing, Sénégal

Solidarity tourism

Meet, discover, exchange, share.

By choosing to be a solidarity traveler, you participate in local development while leaving room for human exchange and intercultural encounters.

A human travel

For several years now, Le Ben’tenier has been carrying out solidarity actions in favor of early childhood. We work in partnership with the Tche Kanam association, the Nianing maternity ward and punctually with the Nianing nursery.

Useful information

A valid passport is necessary in order to enter Senegal. Bring with you :
– Photocopies of all your travel documents
– The contact details of your doctor
– Your international vaccination card (especially for Yellow Fever)

Our partner associations

Association Tche Kanam

Since 2002 the association TCHE KANAM, whose seat is in Bretagne, participates in the development of pre-school education in the department of Mbour. Three schools were built, one in the bush village of NDIARONE and two others in the popular neighborhoods of the city of Mbour. These kindergartens currently host 340 children from 3 to 6 years old. BEN’TENIER travelers can participate in these actions by bringing educational games, books to equip schools.

Also discover the trailer of the documentary “Senegal women of exception” created by Tche Kanam during a stay at Le BEN’TENIER feminine.

Maternity of Nianing

At each birth at the maternity ward, the midwife gives a voucher to the mother who allows her to pick up a birth package at BEN’TENIER. This pack is composed of clothing (adapted to the climate) and toys of 0 to 2 years brought by the travelers.

The NGO nursery “Vivre Ensemble”

La Pouponnière is a temporary home for the very small child deprived of her mother. It allows them to live their first years of life, before returning to their families.