Island near Jereh Kungoto) is a distinctive accommodation
based on the tip of an isolated promontory on
the northern fringe of the serene waterway.
|Hotel Room Facilities &
5 lodges, all en-suite shower, sink & wc.
King sized bed & mosquito net hung from ceiling
Fresh towels provided
Ceiling fans (no A/C)
Private porch with chairs
Wardrobe, shelves and drawers
Insect screens on windows
Additional single beds available
Writing desk & chair
Centre table with chairs
African artwork on walls
UK style three pin plugs
& shaver plug provided
|General Facilities & Services:
| Restaurant (2) and bar service
Fresh water dip pool
Beach on the ocean facing side
Sofas in garden
Dolphin spotting off sailboat
Fishing, great for angling offshore for Atlantic Tarpon
& numerous other species such as red snappers,
captain fish, pompano, catfish, lady fish, croakers,
stingrays and threadfins.
Sitanunku Lodge is a tourist lodge on the North
Bank of the Gambia River placed away from Banjul
on the tip of a piece of headland jutting into
the water. This location affords it great panoramic
vistas of the magnificent waterway and its horizon.
It's somewhat raised position overlooks the
Island, (formerly Charles Island) so called
because people passing by
heard baboons which have a similar bark to a
As you disembark from Sitanunku's rather long,
wooden boat jetty don't be deceived by your
first impressions, because as you enter the
rooms you are struck by simple magnificence.
The accommodation is truly superb, tastefully
modern bungalows with Mediterranean architecture
with a hint of traditional African resulting
in minimalist comfort with a high standard of
bathrooms are generous in size and immaculately
clean with no attention to detail left out.
There are well placed spotlights above the large
ornate mirrors, there is a narrow central carpet
leading from the shower unit, neatly folded
towels placed in their own designated shelving
areas and small vertical windows to let in natural
Straight lines dominate throughout the complex
from the generous bathrooms to the well appointed
seating areas in the tropical gardens down to
the outside bar and restaurant.
The food is served in the open-air with fish
featuring heavily on the menu. You can even
ask the head chef to prepare any of your day's
catch for you.
Sitanunku Lodge even has a small beach on the
north side of its cape where there are sunbathing
beds, and if you're lucky you might even spot
dolphins as they effortlessly swim by.
The immediate surrounding is normally embraced
by light winds so you should feel relaxed whatever
time of the year you chose to stay as a guest.
The accommodation is ideal for dedicated anglers,
ornithologists, or people who just want to relax
away from the tourist hotspots.
Keeping in line with the lodge's rule of reducing
its impact on the local environment there is
no air-conditioning. There is electricity which
is provided by a good number of photovoltaic
You can get to Sitanunku by taking the Banjul
to Barra Ferry from the capital and then
after disembarking at Barra
you take a taxi going east until you arrive.
The other rather faster route is to hire a speed
boat from Oyster Creek's Denton Bridge and go
directly there as all the tour boats know how
to get there.
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