In 2007 Mieke visited The Gambia and Senegal for the first time and immediately became hooked on Africa.
In the Casamance, in the southern part of Senegal, she met Adalgy and they fell in love with each other.
Two years later they decided to buy a property in Abene to build and open a guesthouse. And so their journey began.Guesthouse Diabatalo got its name from the big Dialo tree, which is present on the property.
The wood of the tree is used as medicine and it is good material to for instance build a roof with.After all these years Diabatalo has transformed into a delightful paradise that we want to share with our guests.
Every year we hope to receive new guests to show them the beauty of Africa in all its simplicity and prosperity.Come join us to taste the fantastic atmosphere in a truly stunning setting in the knowledge that we have many happy returning guests.

The Diabatalo team

Mieke Visser hostess
Adgaly Diatta manager
Mariama Diame cook
Mory Diatta gardener
Adgaly Diatta & Mieke Visser