Enjoying a good reputation with its many loyal customers, African Village is renowned for its relaxed and intimate atmosphere, its wonderfully friendly staff, and its elevated location overlooking the ocean.
Our Guest's Opinion
"Although life and accommodation at the African Village is simple, I cannot fault the friendliness and hospitality of the hotel. Second to none."
- Mr Murphy
What we love
- The fishing village location offers opportunities to witness African life close to the hotel.
Good to know
- Sea view rooms offer fantastic views directly overlooking the ocean, so it's worth considering an upgrade.
- There's no natural beach but a sand-covered platform which allows you to soak up the sun at the water's edge.
Combining beachfront relaxation with tradition
Set close to the bustling fishing community of Bakau, African Village offers not only a relaxing place to soak up the sunshine, but also serves as a brilliant base for gaining a distinctly African experience during your holiday.
The pool area is a fantastic place to make the most of the warm African climate, boasting a circular bar right in the centre, so you don’t need to go too far for a refreshing drink. Alternatively, a sand covered, man-made sunbathing area has been created beside the ocean, complete with sunloungers and parasols. This is reached via steep steps, and offers access to the beach at low tide. There’s also a massage room at the hotel if you fancy a relaxing treatment.
The rooms are comfortable and simply furnished, ranging from traditional African round huts to larger rooms that enjoy stunning sea views, together creating a traditional Gambian village ambience. The compact, colourful gardens are well-kept, and little walkways weave amongst the guest rooms adding further to the property’s Gambian characteristics.
Dining with a view
The restaurant boasts a vibrant atmosphere in the evening, and has stunning views from its elevated position, looking out across the Atlantic Ocean. There’s no better way to end a day in The Gambia than watching the sun set across the ocean with your favourite beverage in hand.
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.
African Village is an ideal choice for those who prefer a more authentic African experience, this hotel is also popular for educational groups, as the location offers the opportunity to discover more about the Gambian way of life.
Official local hotel rating: 2 star