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Mandina River Lodge

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a jungle lodge this was amazing there is a 4 poster bed covered with a mosquito net in the middle of the room, in the corner was a small room with a toilet. Out at the back was a large outdoor shower nice and warm and open to the elements such a nice experience. From behind the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want peace, beauty, nature and wonderful personal service then this is the place for you. We were taken on canoe trips on the river with an expert guide, and ditto on walks through the surrounding areas being shown all the wonderful birds and other wildlife which abounds here. When not doing that we relaxed at our lodge -...

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London
Reviewed 15 December 2016

On a personal recommendation we went to this amazing place in November and stayed in the floating stilted lodge on the fresh water river. The peaceful tranquility and back to basic feel is unique and delightful. The staff are charming and your guide will be happy to take you for an early morning walk in the forest or a canoe...

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Enjoyed a return visit here, 8 years after our previous stay and it was much as we remembered. As other reviews say, it is a unique experience in the Gambia, far away from the hustle and bustle of the beach resorts. If you like immersing yourself in the forest and enjoy wildlife (mainly birds) it is the place to be,...

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Clent, Worcs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic few days in paradise, this time in the stilted lodge (last time was a floating lodge, both were amazing). Great food, great staff & good to see Lawrence for a catch up.... this place is complete heaven but please do your research as it is not a beach hotel... if you are looking for the real Gambia in...

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2Thank Peter A
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Comparing Mandina Lodge with other Gambian hotels is like comparing apples and oranges. If you are looking for a typical sun and 24 hour service resort hotel, it will struggle to keep up. What it does give you is comfortable accommodation, friendly service, tasty freshly cooked food, in a beautifully designed, away from it all quiet and intimate eco-friendly environment....

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Winchester
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed for 10 nights and wish we could have stayed forever. Driving down the long bumpy ever narrowing track through the forest we knew that we were heading to a perfect special place. All we heard for 10 days were birds singing, local ladies singing as they canoed past & the occasional dog barking at the baboons. It was...

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2Thank Sharon W
NE Essex
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Came to Mandina with my family for a four night stay as part of a holiday in the Gambia and Senegal (with The Gambia Experience). It is such a lovely place to stay, British managed, but with it's heart very much in Africa. We stayed in one of the floating lodges and they are just lovely, right on the water...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

was there last week first of there season. awersome place beats a beach hotel hands down. stayed in stilted lodge fantastic, food great beer prices fair. i recommend this place for a total chill out or for those twitchers out there. rich from peterborough

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I took my Mum to this resort for a bit of R&R and it turned into one of our most memorable holidays. They staff are incredibly friendly, the facilities excellent. Our guide Lemin was fantastic and did everything that he could to make our stay enjoyable. I can't wait to come back to this place!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Mandina River Lodge

Address: Makasutu Culture Forest, Serekunda, Gambia
Region: Gambia > Banjul Division > Serekunda
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Mandina River Hotel Serekunda
Mandina River Lodge Gambia/Serekunda
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“The Jungle lodge has the most room but the floating lodges had more visits from wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles X9236URpeterw, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Floating stilted lodge best. We heard forest lodges can be a little dark. Other river lodges good”
 of 5 bubbles Patti1512, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“River Lodges are brighter with great views of river; Jungle Lodges have inside WC”
 of 5 bubbles BredonHill, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Jungle lodges cooler than floating ones”
 of 5 bubbles Blackheadedgull, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles Q686RZrichardc, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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