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Riverside Lodges & Camps in Gambia (16)

Bintang Bolong Lodge
         
Location: Upriver tributary, 78km from the coast (map)
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.
Bird Safari Camp
         
Location: On Janjanbureh Island riverbank, 300km up River Gambia
Rooms: 36 Swimming Pool
En-suite ✔ Fan ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
36 thatched huts or safari tents, both with shower, WC, fan and light. They also have a designated camping area for tents.
Black Cow Guest House
         
Location: In Barra Point, estuary, north bank, Lower Niumi District
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 Camp (Badi Mayo)
         
Location: Near Janjanbureh, Baboon Islands, 270km up-river
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, Atlantic oceanfront
Rooms: - Swimming Pool
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, creek riverside
Rooms: 6 Bar & Restaurant ✔
Campsite ✔ (set aside) Breakfast ✔
  Self-catering ✔
Waterfront bungalows, each sleeps 2 to 6 guests with shared shower rooms and flushing WCs.
Kairo Konko Scout Lodge
         
Location: In Soma, up-country, Lower River Region (LRR)
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 (Kuntaur)
         
Location: In Kuntaur , by riverside
Rooms: 12  
Fan ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
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: Mandina River, Makasutu Culture Forest
Rooms: 8 Swimming Pool
En-suiteFan 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: On riverside meander, Marakissa, near Senegal border
Rooms: -  
En-suite ✔ Bar & Restaurant ✔
Each water's edge hut comes with 1 double bed, a private walk-in shower and WC.
Nyanya's Beach Lodge
         
Location: On Tanji river & Atlantic Ocean beachfront
Rooms: -  
En-suite ✔ 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:  On riverside, Dog Island, north bank
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:  On riverside, Kartong village, south west Gambia
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:  (Georgetown) 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:  On the riverside, Kwinella, 150 km upriver from Banjul
Rooms: 160 beds 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:  In Mandinari, south bank of the Gambia River
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.

 
 
See also places on Gambia River estuary:
Jinack Island,   Banjul,   Cape Point
 
 
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