Over the years we've come to the conclusion that the best way to see The Gambia - and to get a real 'feel' for the place - is to combine a stay at 2, or even 3 properties. You could try 4 nights on the beach, followed by 3 nights of barefoot luxury on the river Gambia; or perhaps you fancy a break in a luxurious spa hotel, followed by a journey upriver to see the magic of 'Chimp Island'? 
This year we have designed a triple-centre tour, Wildlife of The Gambia and Senegal, to make planning even easier for you. Whatever you need, we're on hand to help you pick the best tailormade holiday possible - we're in no doubt it'll be a holidays of a lifetime...


What is a tailormade holiday?

For us, tailormade holidays are all about freedom - freedom to choose what suits you best, freedom to select from our finest hotels and our most dazzling properties; freedom to use your imagination and build the perfect holiday. 

Golden Beaches & Barefoot Luxury

Combine a stay at one of our beachfront properties, say Coco Ocean or The Kairaba, spoiling yourself with drowsy afternoons snoozing or reading on golden sand and dining under the stars in the evening, with a trip upriver to the lodges at Mandina where you'll find spectacular natural beauty, beautiful accommodation and the very epitome of barefoot luxury.

Wildlife Journeys & Ultimate Relaxation

Combine 3 days upriver at Chimp Camp, a remarkable rehabilitation project where you'll see hippos and chimps in their natural environment, followed by 4 days of indulgence at Ngala Lodge, making the most of beautiful suites, magnificent views and one of the finest restaurants in The Gambia. Alternatively, a stay in luxurious safari tents at Fathala Wildlife Reserve in Senegal offers a perfect wildlife encounter.

Unique Hotels & Eco-Lodges


This is mouthwatering... why not try a few days at the friendly White Horse Residence, complete with a beautiful location, a near-deserted beach and the last word in personal service, with a stay at the eco-lodge at Sandele - an isolated project, run with pure relaxtion in mind and on one of the quietest, and most beautiful beaches in The Gambia?

Read what our Managing Director, Chris Rowles, says about multi-centre holidays...


On one of my recent trips to The Gambia I decided to follow the growing trend for multi-centre holidays (it’s so easy to do in a small country) and stayed in four different hotels. This has encouraged me to find some more quality lodges and individual properties to twin with a beach hotel – although they can also be enjoyed for a longer stay – which you’ll find in our exciting, new Unique Collection. I also talked to as many customers as possible. It was fantastic to hear comments such as “our rule is we never go back to the same destination twice – but this is our third visit."

Our favourite tailormade holidays...

Boutique & Unique

7 nights B&B at Ngala Lodge and 4 nights HB at Mandina Lodges
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic holiday by spending a week relaxing at the boutique Ngala Lodge, a child-free hotel which is renowned for excellent cuisine, personal service and peaceful surroundings. Followed by a stay at unique Mandina Lodges to experience birdlife with wonderful guides and the peace of its river location.

Coast & African Bush

3 nights HB at Mandina Lodges & 7 nights B&B at Boutique Coco Ocean Resort & Spa
Enjoy 3 nights at Mandina Lodges where you can stay in a lodge set amongst the trees beside the river or actually floating on the water before heading to the beachfront Coco Ocean, where gently opulent and charming suites are beautifully arranged. The spa is exceptional offering a simple massage to Hammam treatments.

Wildlife of The Gambia and Senegal Tour

3 nights HB at Mandina, 2 nights FB at Chimp Camp, 2 nights BB at Fathala.
If you’re looking for a holiday to escape everyday life and truly appreciate the wildlife of the region, this could be the perfect holiday for you. 3 nights relaxing in style at Mandina Lodges followed by a journey upriver to see the remarkable Chimp Camp on the River Gambia and finally a chance to spot rhino, buffalo and giraffe whilst staying in luxury safari tents in Senegal.

Multi-centre add-on prices

Why not combine your stay with the Mandina or Fathala Wildlife Reserve?

Mandina 3 nights from £299 Half Board
Fathala (Senegal) 3 nights from £449 Bed and Breakfast



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