Tailormade and multi-centre holidays in The Gambia

FEATURED Updated on Jul 10, 2023 by Stacey Parsons

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We like to think that a holiday to The Gambia can be so much more than simply relaxing on a beach or by the pool each day. So that’s why we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to discover more of The Gambia with our tailor-made holidays. If you want a week on the beach and a week discovering wildlife – we’ve got it covered. If you want a few nights in one luxury hotel and the rest of the week in another, that’s something else we can organise for you – whatever it is you fancy, we can certainly accommodate.

Below, we’ve highlighted one of our favourite pre-organised tailor-made holidays, an ideal choice if you’re looking for something just a little bit different, titled ‘Coast & African Bush’.

On this 10-night holiday, you’ll spend three nights at Mandina Lodges, part of our Unique Collection, followed by seven nights at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa. Here are some more details on both of these exclusive hotels…

Mandina Lodges

Tucked away in the Makasutu forest along a tributary of the River Gambia, Mandina Lodges is best described as being ‘tranquil and unique’. Listening to the cheeps and chirps of the forest, you can spot all manner of wildlife when staying here, including local baboons, a vast array of birdlife and even the occasional monitor lizard. Guest rooms come in the form of large jungle lodges which boast open rooftop terraces and are hidden amongst the trees, and floating lodges which are on the river itself, with a small private decking area. You can also enjoy guided forest walks and river trips with a personal guide, included as standard when staying at Mandina (half board is included).


Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

A place to bathe yourself in all kinds of luxury, Coco Ocean is renowned for its beautiful spa and top quality service. Well-kept gardens filled with bougainvillaea flowers and tall coconut palms frame the white washed buildings, and a long stretch of private golden coastline awaits any beach lovers. You can spend your days relaxing by the three-tiered swimming pool and your evenings enjoying Coco Ocean’s superb cuisine. You’re also only 2.5km away from the Kololi strip; with its lively bars and restaurants, ideal should you wish to explore the local area (bed & breakfast board is included).

Flights and all transfers are included within our prices, meaning you don’t have to worry about the details for the entirety of your Gambia experience. Separate excursions can also be organised and added into your holiday itinerary, so you can explore until your heart’s content. 

If a tailor-made holiday sounds like your cup of tea, we also offer two other pre-organised multi-centres: ‘Boutique & Unique’ and ‘Wildlife of The Gambia & Senegal tour’. You can find out more information by visiting Gambia.co.uk/tailormade-holidays. Or, if you prefer, call our reservations team on 01489 866 939 where you can design your very own holiday… 

Above: These little monkeys are only the beginning of The Gambia's vast array of wildlife




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