Bandia is a village in Senegal, located near the Petite-Côte, south of Dakar, belonging to the rural communities of Diass and Sindia. It is made up of three districts: Sessène, NDioror and MBambara.
In 2003 Bandia Sessène had 1,058 people and 121 households1, while in Bandia Bambara there were 134 people and 15 households2. This population is mainly made up of Sérères Saafènes Saafi-Saafi.
La réserve de Bandia est une petite réserve naturelle du Sénégal, située à 65 km de Dakar sur la route de Mbour, à proximité du village de Bandia.
The village of Bandia has a school and a library3. Since summer 2009, a preschool class, preparing children for entry into CI with courses in Saafi languages has been opened4 in Bandia Sessène by the Association for the Development of the Saafi Language (ADLAS), based in Sébikotane .
The village of Bandia has a large reserve of rare animals visited by a large number of tourists, students and families. The park is very accessible from the national road N ° 1 near the coastal cities of Saly, Mbour and Nianing at 80 kilometers from Dakar the Senegalese capital.