White Horse Residence

Boutique   Luxury Collection

The Gambia  |  Batokunku


A beautiful 'home from home' with its own quiet appeal, White Horse Residence provides guests with an intimate and relaxing holiday experience.

Our Expert Opinion

"White Horse Residence is such a tranquil retreat, with sunset views that will not leave anyone disappointed. I can’t wait to see the new main lodge and rooms on my next visit."

- Karen, Product Manager



What we love

  • The stunning ocean views – we think this property offers perhaps the best sunsets in The Gambia.
  • Good location for birdwatching, near to Tanji and Brufut Nature reserves.


Good to know

  • An excursion programme and beauty treatments, are available to book on arrival with the hotel, payable locally.
  • Airport transfers are arranged by the hotel.


Beautiful surroundings with superb ocean views

This small and welcoming lodge attracts a high number of repeat guests who can't resist its friendly charm. Exclusive to us in the UK market, White Horse Residence boasts tropical, perfectly kept gardens which surround the guest rooms, dining area and pool, trailing off towards the sandy beach in the distance. The views here are second to none, best enjoyed from the gardens at sunset.

Its elevated location overlooking the Atlantic makes it an ideal choice for a romantic getaway. The homely feel and personal touches are White Horse Residence's main charm, and we're sure you'll find a friendly welcome.

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Ultimate comfort and relaxation

The twelve guest rooms can be found dotted throughout the gardens and in the main building, and although not air-conditioned, they remain cool due to their high ceilings and rotunda style. A self-contained two-bedroom lodge is ideal for a family or group of friends, although no children under the age of 12 are permitted. As an eco-friendly property, water is heated using solar power.

An inviting pool and restaurant area both offer wonderful vistas towards the unspoilt beach, and upon first entering the African-inspired reception area, you’re immediately drawn through to the inviting terrace area beyond.

Light lunches and dinners are available at White Horse; although an informal affair, all meals are freshly prepared, with dishes chosen from a three-course table d’hote menu, using local ingredients including freshly caught fish from Tanji. Holidays are sold on a bed and breakfast basis, although you are likely to take most of your meals in the hotel due to its location away from main resort areas.

Spend time on the beach or beyond

The unspoilt beach below can be reached after a five-minute walk along an uneven track – here you will find a local beach bar and very little else, with sand stretching as far as the eye can see, only interrupted by the odd fisherman and birdlife.

A variety of excursions can be arranged from this property for an additional charge, using the hotel’s own vehicles, boats and guides. If relaxation is what you prefer, a massage or manicure can be arranged in the small, open-air beauty parlour.

Although there will be no representative visiting the property and our standard excursion programme will not apply, you will be well looked after by your host and local activities can be booked directly with the property.


No Children under 12 years are accepted.


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What’s included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals (Titan flights only)
  • Digital Gambia guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel facilities

  • Pool with sun terrace, sunloungers and towels
  • Satellite TV
  • 4G internet access (connection may be erratic)
  • Bar and covered dining area
  • Twelve rooms, including one two-bedroom lodge (on request)

No children under 12 years.

Room facilities

  • Most rooms have king size beds (twin mattresses), or twin beds
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satelite TV
  • 2-pin sockets (3-pin adaptors provided)
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • No air-conditioning

Activities (arranged by property)

Cuisine Information

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the area overlooking the pool. The hotel does not offer fine dining, but meals are freshly cooked and tasty, using many local ingredients, like fish from local fishing village Tanji. Room service is available on request.


  • Beach: 250m
  • Restaurants: On-site or Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: 45 minutes


Rooms at White Horse Residence

Standard Lodge

Sleeps up to 2 


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2 Bedroom Lodge

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Dining at White Horse Residence, Batokunku, The Gambia

White Horse Residence

International Cuisine


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About the Local Area (Batokunku)

Batokunku is a small coastal village located in Kombo South, one of the nine districts of The Gambia's Western Division. Located only 30-40 minutes away from Kololi, the village enjoys a deserted and unspoilt stretch of coastline.