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Camps in Gambia (8)

Bird Safari Camp
         
Location: (Georgetown), Janjanbureh Island, 300km upriver
Rooms: 36 huts & tents Swimming Pool ✔
En-suiteFan Bar & Restaurant ✔
BSC, on 'McCarthy Island', has on the riverside en-suite thatched huts or safari tents, both with fan & light. Backpacking tent area on site.
Camping Sukuta
         
Location:  Sukuta, urban
Rooms: 18  
En-suiteFan Bar & Restaurant ✔
Wi-Fi Zone Self-catering ✔
Tents or single bedrooms (shared bathing / WC) to en-suite double bedrooms to apartments with satellite TV. *Airport transfers.











Chimp Rehab Camp (Badi Mayo)
         
Location:  near Georgetown - Baboon Island, 270km upriver
Rooms: 4 safari tents Bar & Restaurant ✔
Also known as 'Badi Mayo', it is closed to tourists 3 days a week. It has 4 safari tents (each with 2 single beds) on high platforms below a cliff edge. Each tent has a private outside shower and shares 2 composting toilets.
Kaira Konko
         
Location:  Soma, up-river
Rooms: 7 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite ✔ (2) Self-catering ✔
Kaira Konko Scout Lodge has 7 bedrooms with shared or private shower / toilet, or dormitory with bunk beds. There is no generator; power and water is unreliable.
Marakissa River Camp
         
Location:  Marakissa, south of airport
Rooms: - Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite  
Each hut has 1 double bed with private shower and toilet. There are guided bird watching trips and canoe rides.
Sanyang Nature Camp
         
Location:  Sanyang, 1.5km to the beach, south west Gambia
Rooms: 32 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite  
Stay in Fulani style round huts or line rooms; each with its own shower and WC plus electricity and running water.
Tendaba Camp
         
Location:  Kwinella, 150km upriver
Rooms: 160 beds Swimming Pool ✔
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
It has 160 beds in Standard or 'VIP' bedrooms, all bed and breakfast. This area is famed for its bird species, sports fishing and natural scenery.
 
Lodges With Camping Area
Boboi Beach Lodge
         
Location:  On beach, 2km north of Kartong village (south west coast)
Rooms: 15 Bar & Restaurant ✔
Review: Boboi provides clean and simple eco-lodge living on a splendid stretch of near deserted beachfront, far from the main tourist areas and 60km from the capital of Banjul. The accommodation consists of either thatched, brightly furnished roundhouses, ocean view bungalows or a premium grade tree-house.

To minimize the lodge's environmental impacts they use only solar power and the bathing and toilet facilities are shared, and located in a shaded, open-air area within the beachfront complex.

Excursions and boat trips around the Allahein River (San Pedro), bordering Casamance in Senegal, are a must. *Airport transfers.
Brufut Motel
         
Location:  In Brufut Village, 10 minutes walk to the beach
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite  
Free Wi-Fi Zone  
The accommodation has 6 huts, each with own shower and WC, 12 duplex guestrooms with private shower and flushing toilet (3 have 1 bedroom, 3 have 2 bedrooms). Airport transfers are an optional extra.
Equator Lodge
         
Location:  On Kartong seafront, (south west coast)
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant ✔
*En-suite  
Review: Stay on a near deserted beach in south west Gambia. Room options: 'Luxury' bungalow with private shower room and flush toilet or 2 large bedrooms with shower and toilet or 4 huts with double or single beds sleeping 2 with shared bathing facility. *Airport transfers.
Footsteps Eco-lodge
         
Location:  Gunjur, 10 minutes to the beach.
Rooms: 9 Swimming Pool ✔
En-suite Bar & Restaurant ✔
Review: This is a solar powered retreat in the bush built to modern standards. It has 9 huts, each with private washroom and toilet and double or twin beds. All are spread about the large garden complex, encircled by coastal woodland. *Airport transfers.
Jimbana Park Eco-lodge
         
Location:  Bakalarr village, North Bank Region, riverbank
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant ✔
*En-suite Self-catering ✔
Review: This is a real bush retreat, in a beautiful landscape, far from the main urban centres and is often visited by cultural tourists, bird watchers, eco-tourists and avid anglers.

These basic riverside bungalows each sleep 2 to 6 guests with mosquito net draped beds; and there is some shared shower and toilet facilities within each building. The 'Family House' sleeps 6 guests and has a kitchen, shower and WC.
The Gunjur Project Lodge
         
Location:  In Gunjur, SW Gambia, short walk to beach
Rooms: 8 Swimming Pool ✔
En-suite Bar & Restaurant ✔
The lodge has 2 beds per room, with own shower and WC. Electricity supply is a mix of solar, standby-up generator and batteries, water via a borehole. The accommodation is in a spacious, garden with a drinks bar.
Woulaba Garden Lodge
         
Location:  Gunjur, SW Gambia, 10-15 minutes walk to the beach.
Rooms: 5 Bar & Restaurant ✔
En-suite  
The lodge's 5 rooms can sleep up to 4 people each in 2 double beds. Each room has a private shower and toilet. There is also a campsite on the compound where backpackers can put up their own tents.

 
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