White Horse Residence

Boutique   Luxury Collection

The Gambia  |  Batokunku

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Mon 25 Nov 2019

£969(from/pp) SAVE £100pp

Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
Fri 01 Nov 2019
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

A beautiful 'home from home' with its own quiet appeal, White Horse Residence provides guests with an intimate and relaxing holiday experience. This small and welcoming lodge attracts a high number of repeat guests who cannot resist its friendly charm.

Our Expert Opinion

"The hotel offers stunning views with a peaceful and relaxing environment from the moment you enter - Recommended for a romantic getaway by an unspoilt beach away from the main resorts."

- Chris, Commercial



What we love

  • The stunning ocean views – we think this property offers perhaps the best sunsets in The Gambia.
  • Barbecues on the beach.


Good to know

  • An excursion programme is available, including an open truck safari.
  • Airport transfers are arranged by the hotel.


Beautiful surroundings with superb ocean views

Exclusive to The Gambia Experience 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 deserted, sandy beach in the distance. The views from this property really are second to none, perhaps most alluring at sunset, best enjoyed from the gardens. 

The Residence itself was built in 2004, and converted by German owner Peter ten years later into a small boutique hotel, styled on a traditional African Lodge and located to the south of the main resort areas. Its idyllic, elevated location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean makes it an ideal choice for a romantic getaway. The homely feel and personal touches are the main charm of this property, and although Peter is no longer at the property we are sure you will find a friendly welcome from the new owners and their Gambian staff, who are sure to make your stay a memorable one.

The eight guest rooms can be found dotted in pairs throughout the gardens and in the main building, and although not air-conditioned, they remain cool due to their high ceilings and rotunda style. In 2016, a self-contained 2-bedroom lodge was added, 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 wide, 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 dinner are available at White Horse; although an informal affair, all meals are freshly prepared and served with a smile, with dishes chosen from a three-course table d’hote menu, using many local ingredients including freshly caught fish from Tanji. Holidays are sold on bed & breakfast, 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 of approximately 250m 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 in both directions, only interrupted by the odd fisherman and the birdlife The Gambia is famous for.

A variety of excursions can be arranged from this property for an additional charge, using the hotel’s own vehicles, boats and guides. Bicycles are also available for the more adventurous, and provide a perfect way to explore the endless stretches of sand. 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.


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What’s included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals
  • Gambia guide with exclusive discounts
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool with sun terrace, sun beds and towels
  • Satellite television
  • 3G internet access (connection may be erratic)
  • Bar and covered dining area
  • 8 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
  • CD / DVD player and TV screen with iPod connection
  • 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 including fish from local Tanji fishing village. Room service is available on request.


  • Beach: 250m
  • Restaurants: On-site or Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: 35 minutes


Rooms at White Horse Residence

Standard Lodge

From £969pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 12  

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2 Bedroom Lodge

From £969pp

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.