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Sitanunku Lodge, Gambia

 
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Sitanunku Lodge (facing Dog Island near Jereh Kungoto) is a distinctive accommodation based on the tip of an isolated promontory on the northern fringe of the serene Gambia River.
  Room Facilities & Services:
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
Chairs (basic)
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
Sun loungers
Sofas in garden
Solar panels
Activities:
Canoeing
Birdwatching
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.
 
 
 
Review:
The 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 tiny Dog Island, (formerly Charles Island) so called because people passing by heard baboons which have a similar bark to a canines.

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 combining modern bungalows with Mediterranean architecture with a hint of traditional African resulting in minimalist comfort with a high standard of finishing.

The 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 light.

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.

Suitability:
The accommodation is ideal for dedicated anglers, ornithologists, or people who just want to relax away from the tourist hotspots.

Note:
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 solar panels.

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.
 
 

 
 
   
 
Contact Details & Reservations:
Sitanunku Lodge
Jereh Kungoto /
Dog Island
North Bank Region (NBR)
The Gambia
West Africa

Tel. no:  +220 7025 154
              +220 7755 000

Email: reservations@sitanunkulodge.com
          welcome@sitanunkulodge.com

Website:  www.sitanunkulodge.com
 




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