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Mandina River Lodge

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Clent, Worcs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1Thank Blackheadedgull
Winchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1Thank Sharon W
NE Essex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1Thank SarahFW69
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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Thank Richard C
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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1Thank TheaGillingham
Los Urrutias
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Now for something different, An experience for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy nature close up. A must for bird watchers (And dog and cat lovers too.) Personal service with coffee brought to your lodge in the morning and a meeting with the chef to ensure your meals are a delight. The personal service even...

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1Thank Paul E
Europe
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I visited here in mid April. We stayed in a stilted river lodge perched over the Mandina river. One of the benefits of this is that there are no mosquitos as it's a salt water river. The lodge itself was very comfortable, quiet and peaceful. No wifi, no tv, no phones! This is super for a couple of days and...

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This was our first visit to Mandina - a four day stay prior to transferring to a boutique beach hotel. The setting at Mandina is breathtaking with the focal point being the ingeniously shaped very sizeable swimming pool. Food - of a very high standard. The evening meals prepared by Lamin were exceptional. Accommodation - we stayed in the unique...

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1Thank pipples1960
salisbury
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Linda set the tone from when we arrived - helpful, attentive, going out of her way to ensure our stay was great. All the staff reflected this attitude throughout the week we spent here and where else would all the staff turn out to say goodbye and give you hugs. We went out to see birds morning and evening. An...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

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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“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
“Stiled lodge - spoil yourself.”
  • Stilted Lodge
 of 5 bubbles pipples1960, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Floating 3 is good. My husband caught quite a few fish. It was quiet and private on the one side from the other floating lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles suejoh, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Floating lodges are spacious and very comfortable but all the lodges look amazing”
 of 5 bubbles meiskha, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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