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Mandina River Lodge

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  • Average4%
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this place. Peace, tranquility, sunshine and nature at its best. We stayed in one of the floating lodges on the river. Superb sitting on the outside deck at 8 in the morning with a cup of tea listening to the birds and the quiet...More

Thank bevandges
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in one of the four floating lodges and it was beautiful. Whilst not twitchers ourselves we enjoyed the walks and sunset boat trips and enjoyed the great food and quiet paradise. Great space for relaxing and catching the sun once you have enjoyed...More

Thank waddingtonw
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to disconnect, that's the place! No wifi, no TV. Surrounded by an amazing forest and birds. Food is excellent and wonderful staff. Big and comfortable lodge.Every lodge has a personal guide, that's so nice. Will definitely return!

Thank Laby722
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A 6 hour flight from the uk followed by a 45 minute transfer and you are in the middle of a forest on the edge of a river sipping tea on a floating lodge. The service and friendliness of the staff is superb and although...More

3  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Stayed 4 nights as part of a package organised by The Gambian Experience. A short transfer from the airport. It's a beautiful place with unique decor. My wife summarised it beautifully as 'game of thrones meets Gaudi'. There are 8 rooms. 4 floating, 3 jungle...More

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Harbison-Surrey
2 March 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gambian dalasi is a closed currency so you can only exchange your sterling once you arrive. There are a few currency exchanges in the airport when you land so that is the best option as Mandina is fairly remote from any... More
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foresthouse
3 January 2017|
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Response from Patti1512 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the weather in January but don't think they have much rain. The jungle is more of a forest so don't worry too much I wore closed in shoes and other people were wearing trainers
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SJandMJ
29 December 2015|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
Hi we got 60 dalasis to the £. Water was 80, large wine 275, beer 95, a portion of chips 150. We were on half board. They tend to collect tips for all to then spilt between the staff, but we paid our guide separately as we... More
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"Loved the floating lodges but everyone loved all of the different rooms"
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"Ask for a river lodge"
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"To wake up to the river in front of you and the peace and quiet would mean I would recommend the floating..."
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