Explore more of The Gambia and neighbouring Senegal on your next African adventure.
Interest in multi-centre holidays increases
Over the last few years, we’ve noticed that more holidaymakers are interested in tailor-making their holidays - electing to spend a few nights on the coast, and perhaps a few nights upriver in barefoot luxury. Being a small country, The Gambia lends itself perfectly to combining different hotels in different areas and presents a diverse array of properties including boutique and luxury hotels, all-inclusive and spa hotels, wildlife and bird reserves and eco-lodges.
An ideal introduction to twin-centres might be to consider a three night add-on to a seven night holiday and we’ve come up with some suggestions on the wildlife theme including some prices for the winter 2015/16 season. You could combine these with a week on the coast this November (7 nights at the Kairaba Hotel in Kololi – as featured in our Luxury Collection - starts from £848pp, based on two sharing a deluxe room with breakfast and including flights and transfers).
Wildlife Themed add-on stays in The Gambia
The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu
Exclusive to The Gambia Experience, The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu are unique, award-winning lodges situated on a tributary of the River Gambia in the heart of the African bush. Expert guides are available to help guests explore the wildlife-rich 1000-acre forest both on foot, as well as by canoe through the mangroves. Expect to see amazing birdlife, monkeys, monitor lizards and troops of baboons. Three night add-on stays at The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu are available from £349pp, based on two sharing a Jungle Lodge on a Half Board basis including transfers.
Chimp Rehabilitation Project
Established in 1979, the Chimp Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia is Africa’s longest running project of its kind. Over 100 chimpanzees are to be found on Baboon Islands, a group of three islets set within the River Gambia National Park, located approximately 270km inland from the coastal resorts. Two night add-on stays at the Chimp Rehabilitation Project are available from £425pp, based on two sharing a Safari Tent with Full Board and including transfers.
Or cross the border into Senegal...
Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Senegal
New to the Unique Collection this winter is the 2,000 hectare Fathala Wildlife Reserve, located near the border between The Gambia and Senegal. Staying in luxury safari tents guests can immerse themselves in West Africa past, where animals such as rhinos, giraffes, zebras and buffaloes are all part of the landscape. Three night add-on stays at Fathala Wildlife Reserve are available from £475pp, based on two sharing a Safari Tent with breakfast and including transfers.