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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 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.