African Village

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The Gambia  |  Bakau

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Fri 26 Jan 2018

£379(from/pp) SAVE £356pp

Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

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

"Not so much a hotel. More like staying with friends. A simple, yet unique property which offers so much."

- Derek James


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 is worth considering an upgrade.
  • There is 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.

There’s no natural beach at this hotel, but 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. Alternatively, 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. There’s also a massage room at the hotel if you fancy a relaxing treatment.

African-style huts

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.


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What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals
  • Gambia guide with exclusive discounts
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool with circular feature bar
  • Poolside sun terrace
  • Man-made sunbathing area
  • Massage room (payable locally)
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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


  • Beach: Oceanfront
  • Restaurants: Resort of Bakou
  • Transfers: 40 minutes

Rooms at African Village

African Room

From £379pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Single Room

From £400pp

Sleeps up to 1 


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Sea View Room

From £421pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Bar area at African Village Hotel

African Village Restaurant

Table d'hôte


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Cape Point

Ocean Clipper a la carte restaurant

Buddha Restaurant

Asian restaurant


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Ngala's restaurant

Ngala Lodge Restaurant

Fine Dining


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The Clay Oven

Indian Cuisine


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The Butcher's Shop

International Cuisine


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Cape Point


International Cuisine


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Gida’s Garden

International Cuisine


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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.


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