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