Holiday in The Gambia, West Africa
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
4 well appointed spacious double rooms available in beautiful leafy secluded compound in peaceful, friendly neighbourhood. Cool and shaded with mango, cashew, banana, coco, bougainvillea, frangipani and flowering trees.Perfect for those who do not like the razzmatazz of touristy areas and want to experience the real Africa. Each room is separate with a private verandah and cushioned sitting area . Western style toilet and shower. Outside communal kitchen area. 20 min walk to nearest beach and 10 minute walk to shops and amenities.Gambia is perfect for getting around on bikes and they are available for hire. Public transport/taxis easily accessible.40 min taxi ride from main ( Banjul) airport. Close at hand you can visit the monkey park or the crocodile centre. Gambia is a bird lover's paradise so you may want to spend time at some of the notable bird watching reserves,For the full African immersion shop in nearby Serrekunda market or you can catch a local bus or taxi to Senegambia, the heart of tourist Gambia, for restaurants, clubs and bars. Music abounds with both traditional drummers and dancers, reggae bands and many other genres Further afield you can visit the gorgeous, mostly deserted southern beaches, the exotic Jinak Island or the ancient Wassu stone circle. Gambia is also a convenient jumping off point for trips to Senegal and further afield.Guest Access
EverythingInteraction with Guests
I interact with my guests as much or as little as they want or require. I always try to be helpful as I have a great deal of knowledge about the Gambia both local and further afield. Most first time guests appreciate being supported when they first arrive until they have built up confidence in getting around.The Neighborhood
This is a local (URL HIDDEN) is quiet and peaceful and a green almost rural type of environment. Goats and sheep graze on the grassy area outside the compound. The locals are friendly but never intrusive and the children absolutely charmingGetting Around
You can get around by bike (hire available), taxi (we have our regular, reliable driver Ousman)or public bus/car which is very cheap once you get to understand the system a little and I am always willing to help.Going further afield there are a host of public vehicles which are very cheap if a little slow.Other Things to Note
The compound has electricity with lights and sockets in each (URL HIDDEN) drinking water is also on tap. The best time to visit is between November and April both in terms of the climate and the cheapest available flights.I am also there myself at that time and can help to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Guests are, of course, welcome to stay outside of those dates but the rain from June to October makes access to the compound difficult and my absence means things may not run so smoothly.
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