African Village

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The Gambia  |  Bakau

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Tue 05 Dec 2023


Book This  9 nights | based on 2 sharing

Enjoying a good reputation with its many loyal customers, African Village is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and elevated location overlooking the ocean.

Our Guest's Opinion

"Although life and accommodation at 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 a relaxing place to soak up the sunshine and is an ideal choice for those seeking a more authentic African experience.

The pool area is where you'll go to make the most of the warm African climate, boasting a circular bar right in the centre. 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 African Village if you fancy a relaxing treatment.

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African-style huts

The rooms are comfortable and simply furnished, ranging from traditional African round huts to larger rooms with 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 sea views from its elevated position. 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.

This hotel is particularly 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


Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

What's included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance and in-flight meals (Titan flights only)
  • Airport transfers
  • Digital Gambia guide
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool with circular feature bar
  • Poolside sun terrace
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Man-made sunbathing area
  • Massage room (payable locally)
  • Safe facilities in reception (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Small shop
  • 73 rooms
  • Please note that pool towels are not provided

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds (small number of double beds available)
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioning (payable locally, not available in single rooms)
  • 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 Bakau
  • Transfers: 55 minutes

Rooms at African Village

African Room

From £1,021pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Sea View Room

From £1,084pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)


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Single Room

From £1,048pp

Sleeps up to 1 


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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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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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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.