M13847 is located more than 70 km far away from the tourist and commercial centers at the seaside. It is built in an approximately 3 ha enclosure on the banks of the river Gambia. On this part of the river the tide level changes by more than 1 meter, so that at high tide well over half of the camp is flooded. The majority of the lodgings are built on stilts amongst the Mangroves where wooden jetties provide docking facilities. The complex was completely rejuvenated at the end of 2004, whereby emphasis was put upon traditional building techniques using indigenous materials such as Mangrove wood and clay bricks.
The central attraction is our River Restaurant with its large terrace from which you can experience incomparable sunsets.There we serve cool beverages with the best of local and international cuisine, whereby we highly recommend our speciality of fresh fish dishes.Due to the Lodge’s location in the middle of a mangrove forest, visitors can experience the exceptional flora and fauna of brackish wetlands.
As the flood retreats the receding waterline exposes countless creatures such as crabs and mudskipper caught in the sludge of the river bed. In the evening apes and vultures inhabit the overwhelming Baobab trees, and after dusk great colonies of fruit bats can be seen swarming into the night.The beauty and tranquillity of this spot will captivate and delight you.
Nearby attractions and activities:
- Boat trips to Juffureh, James Island, Tendaba Camp, etc.
- Crocodile pool (500m distance);
- Dance performances and courses;
- Drumcourses and performances;
- Excursions into the fascinating animal and plant world of Gambia (on foot or by boat).
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M13847 is located more than 70 km far away from the tourist and commercial centers at the seaside. It is built in an approximately 3 ha enclosure on the banks of the river Gambia. On this part of the river the tide level changes by more than 1 meter, so that at high tide well over half of the camp is flooded. The...
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