Ngala Lodge

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The Gambia  |  Fajara

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Sat 06 Dec 2014 - 7 nights

from £1169 £699pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Mon 24 Nov 2014 - 7 nights

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Ngala Lodge has its own quiet magic - a wonderful combination of its magnificent elevated setting and stunning ocean views, luxurious suites with individual character and its highly personalised, yet friendly service. No wonder it draws people back time and time again...

Award-winning Ngala Lodge celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015 with 6 new luxury sea view suites and a stunning cliff-top infinity pool. Situated between the resorts of Bakau and Fajara, it is a small, intimate hotel and has gained a well-deserved reputation with our guests over the years. As a child-free property, the tropical gardens remain peaceful throughout the day with ample space to find your own secluded spot in which to enjoy a relaxing drink and a quiet book. It is a fantastic choice for a romantic break and with one of the best restaurants in The Gambia, you'll find it hard to leave.

The main building of Ngala Lodge was formally a colonial mansion and houses the 10 original suites over 2 floors, some having their own private garden area. Owner Peter has gradually added suites to provide his customers with even more choice and luxury. Each is unique, extremely comfortable and spacious with many individual features and little touches, such as a small library of reading material, designed to make guests feel very much at home. The all-new Macondo suites, 3 being complete with private plunge pool, rival the best rooms in The Gambia.

Ngala enjoys a magnificent setting with stunning views looking out from its cliff-top position towards the ocean. The well-manicured tropical gardens are never crowded and really come to life during the 'green' summer season; all areas can be enjoyed by guests whatever their choice of room type, as well as the Jacuzzi located in front of the Manor building and the new pool with its submerged seating areas.

The tidal beach is an attractive, sandy cove, which can be reached via steep steps - a great spot for fishing or for enjoying a romantic stroll at low tide. An attractive wooden raised decking area, complete with sunbeds and parasols, allows guests to enjoy the beachfront location at high tide as never before - ideal for soaking up the sun and enjoying the sound of the waves hitting the golden sand, with a waiter on hand to take your drinks' order.

In the evening, the elevated restaurant serves excellent food with daily specials inspired by its English chef, Jonathan Groves. Extended during summer 2014, and with a new bar below to make the most of the stunning vista, sunsets can be experienced as never before and you can now observe the chefs at work as your meal is prepared - through a window into the newly-designed kitchen. Low key entertainment, along with a weekly African night with dancers, create an inviting atmosphere. Due to the quality of food on offer, a high proportion of our clients choose to stay on a half board basis, which is a table d'hôte menu with the option to eat à la carte (a small number of unique dishes will be at a supplement).

Ngala Lodge continues to deserve its well-established reputation with the public for high standards and excellent, friendly service. It is a property that is extremely popular with returning guests (so early booking is recommended) and continues to score very highly on our customer questionnaires and with FEEFO, an independent review body. Ideally suited to couples looking for peace and quiet or a romantic break, this 'piece of paradise' is also perfect as a honeymoon destination, and may be combined with one of our unique properties.

 

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Hotel Facilities

  • Main pool with small sun terrace plus long, narrow infinity pool with jet stream and submerged seating areas
  • Large gardens with sunbathing areas and Jacuzzi
  • Steep wooden steps to decking, sunbeds and beach below (care should be taken)
  • Television in Bantaba near reception
  • Book swap service
  • Laundry service on request (extra charge)
  • 24 suites (6 new suites and second swimming pool from winter 2014)

Room Facilities

  • King-size beds (twin beds on request)
  • Minibar (stocked on request)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Hairdryer & bathrobes
  • Safety deposit box
  • Telephone, Wi-Fi
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Television (Manor & Macondo suites only)
  • 2 and UK 3 pin (UK) sockets

Activities

  • The bustling town of Bakau is a short walk away
  • Fishing from the beach (rod available for guest use, subject to availability)

Cuisine Information

There is a well-established restaurant with a reputation for excellent quality and great value daily specials, along with home-made ice cream.  It is run by English chef, Jonathan Groves, who has worked in The Gambia for many years.  Low key entertainment is provided most evenings, giving a welcoming atmosphere.

Breakfast is served buffet style with hot food cooked to order, or can be taken in individual suites. Room service is available on request.

100% of customers rated this hotel as good or excellent. Based on 51 reviews.

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Rooms at Ngala Lodge

Suite

From £699pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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The Penthouse

From £799pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Suite 10

From £799pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Manor 1 Bedroom Suite

From £849pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Atlantic Suite

From £949pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Macondo Pool

From £972pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Macondo Suite

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 16  

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Inside restaurant

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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Fajara

Gida’s Garden

International Cuisine

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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About the Local Area (Fajara)

A popular residential area for both Gambians and expatriates with some modern and exclusive buildings and home to the British Embassy and MRC (Medical Research Centre).

Located between Kotu and Bakau, Fajara boasts a number of very good restaurants a short taxi ride away. The coastline is rocky, interspersed with secluded beaches.

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.