Lost in the middle of nowhere, between the arid and dry climate of western Senegal, through a red and dusty clay road, 11km after Bambey, is a village called Ndem. The first thing you will notice is a huge baobab tree. They told me it is the village gateway, the mystical guard of all places. It stands tall with its branches like tentacles, a symbol of the distant past and a future that leaves a thousand possibilities.
This philosophy, perpetrated by his great-grandson, Serigne Babacar, makes Ndem now the Mecca of Bayfall. The Bayfall philosophy, inspired by Cheikh Ibrahima Fall, the first disciple of Serigne Touba, and founder of the Mouridisme, is that of a simple and dedicated life at work. A work without any interest, if not the welfare of his fellows.
In the middle of the Bayfall, you will learn modesty in all its aspects, the sharing in the true sense of the word but also especially the gift of oneself. Give without expecting anything in return.
I like to lose myself in the agro-ecological garden of the village with its botanical plants, but also in the ostriches, the peafowl, the turkeys, and the ducks. There are birds of all kinds singing at the top of their voices. A place where the spectacle of a sunset will give you the impression of having never seen it before.
So if you are visiting Bambey, come by and see me in Ndem.