African Village

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The Gambia  |  Bakau

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Fri 07 Nov 2014 - 7 nights

from £664 £479pp (based on 2 sharing)

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An authentic African experience attracts many repeat guests to this small and friendly hotel situated in the bustling town of Bakau.

The ever popular African Village hotel continues to attract a high number of repeat guests each year with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, small intimate layout, imaginatively designed pool with central bar and surrounding sun terraces, and the chance to interact with the local community in the bustling coastal town of Bakau.

Standard rooms are fairly small and simply furnished with many situated in thatched, round bungalows surrounded by colourful plants, all creating a traditional Gambian village ambience. Larger, sea view rooms are also available at a supplement with fantastic views of the ocean from their cliff top setting. A limited number of smaller rooms are available for single occupancy without the single supplement; all rooms are undergoing some minor refurbishment work in preparation for the winter season.

The restaurant has stunning views from its elevated position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the terrace outside the restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy an early evening drink while watching the sun set. If you wish to experience more of the local area, there are a number of local bars and restaurants close by as well as a busy market.

There is no natural beach at the hotel but a sand covered, man-made sunbathing area has been created beside the ocean which is reached via steep steps, offering access to the beach at low tide.  There is also a massage room if you fancy a relaxing treatment. The pool area boasts a circular bar right in the centre so there's no need to go too far for a refreshing drink.

Offering good value, this small hotel has a central location in the bustling town of Bakau and is ideal for those who prefer a more authentic African experience. The hotel attracts a larger number of repeat clients and is also popular for educational groups who enjoy the location for the opportunity it offers to discover more about the Gambian way of life.

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool with circular feature bar
  • Poolside sun terrace
  • Man-made sunbathing area
  • Massage room on beach
  • Safe facilities in reception (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Television in bar area
  • Small shop
  • 73 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds (small number of double beds available)
  • Fan
  • Fridge on request in advance (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

  • Restaurant overlooking the ocean
  • Continental breakfast
  • Snack service at beach and pool area
  • Room Service: available on request

82% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 28 reviews.

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Rooms at African Village

African Room

From £479pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Single Room

From £479pp

Sleeps up to 1 

   

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Sea View Room

From £514pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Bar area at African Village Hotel

Table d'hôte Restaurant

Table d'hôte

OPEN MID OCT - MID JUN

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Cape Point

Ocean Clipper a la carte restaurant

Red Croc

International cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND
(excluding Mondays)

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Fajara

Mark Bauer

Ngala Lodge Restaurant

Fine Dining

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Fajara

The Clay Oven

Indian Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Fajara

The Butcher's Shop

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Cape Point

Calypso

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Cape Point

Taj Restaurant

Indian Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Bakau)

Bakau is a bustling town with a maze of small dirt roads and is an ideal area to experience the real Africa.

There are a few restaurants serving traditional Gambian dishes along with banks, supermarkets, post office and the popular Kachikally crocodile pool. There is a very good craft market and local fruit and vegetable market although the more famous fish market is also situated in Bakau.

Beaches

This area of coastline is quite dramatic with red rock cliffs interspersed with small beaches. Care should be taken if swimming in this area.