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Camps in Gambia (8+)

Bird Safari Camp
     
Location: Janjanbureh Island, 300km upriver
Rooms: 36 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 & Lodge
     
Location: In Sukuta Village (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 Project Camp
     
Location: 270km Up-river, Baboon Islands, to the west of Janjanbureh Island
Rooms: 4 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 & shares 2 composting toilets.
Kaira Konko Scout Lodge
     
Location: Soma village, riverbank
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 & water unreliable.
Marakissa River Camp
     
Location: Marakissa, Alheim River bank
Rooms: - Bar & Restaurant
En-suite  
Each hut has 1 double bed with private shower & toilet. There are guided bird watching trips & canoe rides.
Sanyang Nature Camp
     
Location: In Sanyang , 1.5km to the beach
Rooms: 32 Bar & Restaurant
En-suite  
Stay in Fulani style round huts or line rooms; each with its own shower & WC plus electricity & running water.
Tendaba Camp
     
Location: Kwinella, riverside, 150km from the coastal resorts
Rooms: 160 beds Swimming Pool
En-suiteA/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant
It has 160 beds in Standard or 'VIP' bedrooms, all bed & breakfast. This area is famed for its bird species, sports fishing & natural scenery.
Tumani Tenda Eco-Tourism Camp
     
Location: Near Kafuta, Kombo East
Rooms: -  
En-suite Bar & Restaurant
Tumani Tenda has round huts with lights, shower & flush toilet at the rear of each accommodation. They offer lots of local activities & cultural workshops such as bee keeping, salt making & Jola dancing.

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Boboi Beach Lodge
     
Location: On Kartong beach, south west
Rooms: 15 Bar & Restaurant
Review: Boboi provides clean & simple eco-lodge living on a splendid stretch of near deserted beachfront, far from the main tourist areas & 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 & the bathing & toilet facilities are shared, & located in a shaded, open-air area within the beachfront complex.

Excursions & boat trips around the Allahein River (San Pedro), bordering Casamance in Senegal, are a must. *Airport transfers.
Brufut Motel
     
Location: Brufut village, 10 minutes walk to beach
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant
En-suite  
Free Wi-Fi Zone  
The accommodation has 6 huts, each with own shower & WC, 12 duplex guestrooms with private shower & flushing toilet (3 have 1 bedroom, 3 have 2 bedrooms). Airport transfers - optional extra.
Equator Lodge
     
Location: On Kartong beach
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant
Review: Stay on a near deserted beach in south west Gambia. Room options: 'Luxury' bungalow with private shower room & flush toilet or 2 large bedrooms with shower & toilet or 4 huts with double or single beds sleeping 2 with shared bathing facility. *Airport transfers.
Footsteps Eco-Lodge
     
Location: In Gunjur, 10 minutes to 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 & toilet & 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, 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 & is often visited by cultural tourists, bird watchers, eco-tourists & avid anglers.

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

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