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Why not take the opportunity to experience two of our most popular places to stay in The Gambia, enjoying a week of peace and relaxation in beautiful surroundings?

Experience true tranquillity and beauty at Mandina Lodges

4 nights | half board

Hidden away in the African bush on a mangrove-lined tributary of the River Gambia; a stay at Mandina Lodges is a more peaceful, tranquil and unique experience than you could ever imagine, showcasing some of The Gambia’s most stunning and alluring natural splendour.

There is simply nothing quite like Mandina. Located in the heart of Makasutu Forest, yet only 40 minutes from coastal resorts, guests here are able to disconnect from everyday life and instead connect with the surrounding nature, which includes monkeys, baboons and reptiles, as well as a vast array of birdlife. Such are the unique and memorable qualities of Mandina, the lodges were featured in the book '1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die', and for many, an escape to Mandina is one they’ll wish to repeat endlessly during their lifetime, a viewpoint that Chris Packham endorses fully.

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Discover tranquillity and romance at Ngala Lodge

3 nights | B&B

Award-winning Ngala Lodge is situated between the coastal resorts of Bakau and Fajara, and over the years, it has gained a well-deserved reputation for excellent standards and service. As a child-free property, the palm-filled tropical gardens remain peaceful throughout the day, with ample space to find your own secluded spot in which to enjoy a relaxing drink and your favourite book. Plus, you’ll discover several bird feeding points dotted throughout the grounds, to ensure that local wildlife can also easily be enjoyed.

Further to the stunning gardens, allow yourself to be enticed by the beachside decking area or the two inviting swimming pools, including an infinity pool that seems to merge with the Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect place for a refreshing dip in the afternoon sunshine.

One of the most rewarding features of any stay at Ngala Lodge can be found in sampling the delicious dishes dreamt up by the chef team in the renowned on-site restaurant. The elevated restaurant, led by Head Chef, Assan, and developed by English chef, Jonathan Groves, serves excellent food with daily specials, along with an extensive wine list to complement your meal.

There's plenty more to discover about ​Ngala Lodge...

N.B. Due to the limited suites/lodges at these properties it is sometimes necessary to reverse the itinerary.

What’s included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals (Titan flights only)
  • Airport transfers
  • Digital Gambia guide
  • Transfers between Mandina Lodges & Ngala Lodge 
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps whilst in The Gambia*
  • Four nights' accommodation on Half Board at Mandina Lodges
  • Three nights' accommodation on Bed & Breakfast at Ngala Lodge

Please note: this itinerary operates late October to April. The itinerary and number of nights may be reversed depending on availability at Mandina Lodges and Ngala Lodge (i.e. three nights Ngala Lodge then four nights Mandina Lodges, four nights Ngala Lodge then three nights Mandina Lodges etc).

*Although there's no rep service at Mandina Lodges, you'll be well looked after by Linda and the local team. 

What we love about Mandina Lodges

- The Mandina guides, whose extensive knowledge of the forest and its wildlife will keep you captivated and informed throughout your stay. Please note that it's normal practice to tip your guide.

- The magical and serene atmosphere that is both enchanting and unforgettable.

Good to know about Mandina Lodges

- All lodges, except the Mangrove Lodge, have open-air showers, while the Floating Lodges have specially designed, non-flushing toilets – neither of these features detract from the overall high standard of accommodation.

What we love about Ngala Lodge

- Everything! This hotel repeatedly wins the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, consistently ranking as the number 1 place to stay in The Gambia.

- The eclectic mix of art found within the suites, along with sculptures of cows, penguins and hippos in the gardens.

Good to know about Ngala Lodge

- If you’re celebrating a special occasion, these are easily catered for. Be it a romantic dinner in the gardens or a celebratory cake, Ngala will help you celebrate.

- A mobile phone is provided for internal use in all the suites.

Tour Accommodation

Days 1 to 4 - Ngala Lodge

Room Type: Suite

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast


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Days 5 to 7 - Mandina Lodges

Room Type: Jungle Lodge

Board Basis: Half Board


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