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Riverside Lodges & Camps, Gambia (16)

Bintang Bolong Lodge
Location: Bintang Bolong tributary
Rooms: huts Bed & Breakfast ✔
En-suite ? Bar & Restaurant
This is a superb area for bird watching, angling & nature enthusiasts, within 7 private hectares of riverine wilderness. *Excursions arranged.
Black Cow Guest House
Location:  In Barra Point, north bank, west
Rooms: 7 Bar & Restaurant
En-suite ✔ Fan ✔ Self-catering ✔
A humble riverside accommodation with 7 bedrooms, each with private shower, sink and flushing toilet. The place is a stopping point for those needing a place to stay using the Barra ferry service to Banjul or up north towards Senegal.
Chimp Rehab Project Camp
Location: Up-river, Baboon Islands, to the west of Janjanbureh Island
Rooms: 4 tents Bar & Restaurant
The lodge has 4 safari tents, each with 2 single beds, on raised wooden platforms, each with its own private outside shower, and 2 shared composting toilets.

Among the kinds of wildlife you can spot in this part of the River Gambia National Park are hippos, baboons, crocodiles and many fish and bird species such as broad-billed rollers, herons, vundu catfish and tigerfish. *NB: The camp is closed to tourists 3 days a week.
Denton Bridge Resort
Location: Oyster Creek, just outside Banjul
Rooms: - En-suite ✔ Fan ✔
  Bar & Restaurant
The accommodation has large bedrooms with en-suite shower / WC. It is the perfect base for watersports, boating and fishing devotees, and has easy boat access to the Tanbi Wetland Reserve.
Jimbana Park Eco-lodge
Location: Bakalarr village, north bank
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant
Camp Site ✔ (area) Self-catering
Waterfront bungalows, each sleeps 2 to 6 guests with shared shower rooms and flushing WCs.
Kaira Konko Scout Lodge
Location: Soma village, riverbank
Rooms: 7 Bar & Restaurant
En-suite ✔ (2) Self-catering
The camp is located on the banks of the Gambia River and is open to scouts and tourists alike. It has 7 bedrooms with shared or en-suite shower and WC, or stay in a dormitory with bunk beds. There is no standby generator and electricity and water supply is unpredictable.
Kairoh Garden Guest House
Location: Kuntaur (by river bank)
Rooms: 12 Bar & Restaurant
Fan ✔  
Kairoh Garden has 12 bedrooms with fans in 3 structures. Each room can sleep from 2 to 4 people, with shared showers and flushing toilets. Water is from a well and electricity is only available during certain times of the day.
Mandina Lodges 5 star
Location: Makasutu Culture Forest
Rooms: 8 Swimming Pool
En-suite ✔ Fan ✔ Bar & Restaurant
This is a 5 star luxury lodge on the banks of a tributary surrounded by mangrove swamp, creeks and trees in a private park area covering a vast expanse of pristine land. Each room sleeps from 2 to 3 guests and each suite comes with a ceiling fan, 'al-fresco' shower (with solar hot water), hand-basin, composting WC, sunbathing patio and a comfortable four-poster double bed with mosquito net covering.
Marakissa River Camp
Location: Alheim River bank
Rooms: - Bar & Restaurant
Each water's edge hut comes with 1 double bed, a private walk-in shower and WC.
Nyanya's Beach Lodge
Location: Next to Tanji River & beach
Rooms: - Bar & Restaurant
Waterside rooms with en-suite toilet, shower and mosquito bed net. NB that this is a artisanal fishermen's working beachfront and so is prone to flotsam and smoke from the curing huts further down the shoreline.
Sitanunku Lodge
Location: Dog Island, River Gambia, north bank, east of Barra
Rooms: 5 Dip Pool
En-suite ✔ Fan ✔ Bar & Restaurant
Sitanunku has 5 deluxe bedrooms, all with modern shower, fixtures, wash-hand basin, toilet and ceiling fan. Electricity is from solar panels and there is no air-conditioning. The promontory and its immediate vicinity is an idyllic location for ornithologists, anglers, or visitors who just want to take some R&R and get away from the tourist hotspots
Stala Adventures
Location:    Kartong, Allahein River
Rooms: - Barbecue areas
En-suite ✔ Bar & Restaurant
The fish and bird resort has a collection of Gambian style grass huts, each with private shower, basin, WC. Each huts has 2, 3 or 4 single beds with storage space and mosquito nets.
Talamanca Lodge
Location: Janjanbureh Island, 300km upriver
Rooms: 3  
En-suite ✔ Bar & Restaurant
Talamanca is on the town's river bank and has 3 bedrooms; each has its own shower, hand basin and flushing toilet bowl.
Tendaba Camp
Location: Kwinella, riverside, Kiang Central Region, 150km upriver from coastal areas
Rooms: - Swimming Pool
En-suite ✔ A/C ✔ Bar & Restaurant
Tendaba has 2 kinds of lodgings: Standard Room or Riverside Room with air-conditioning. The Kiang Central Region is well known for its many bird species and good sports fishing in the waterways.
Tendato Eco Lodge
Location: Mandinari river bank, Kombo North
Rooms: 10  
En-suite ? Bar & Restaurant
The rural lodge has 4 double and 6 single bedrooms, beds have treated, draping mosquito bed-nets. The area is superlative for bird watchers taking an excursion to the avian-rich Mandinari Flats, particularly during the rice growing season from August to October. During the winter season check out the Temminck's coursers that appear during clearing of the groundnut fields.

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