Mandina Lodges

South Bank Rd., Makasutu Culture Forest, Serekunda, Banjul, Gambia

Magical is the word that comes to mind upon seeing this unusual (and sustainable) resort set on a mangrove-lined tributary of the River Gambia. Some lodges float on the water; others with thatch roofs rest on stilts. A few stand on the edge of the protected, 1,000-plus-acre Makasutu Forest. No matter the placement, interiors, although rustically earth-friendly, feel luxurious. Composting toilets, open-air showers and no air conditioning somehow seem like the royal treatment. Wide canopy beds and tea delivered to your room add to the atmosphere. Within hours, your definition of amenities changes.

PROS

  • pool
  • free guides for forest walks and river trips
  • on-site restaurant accommodates special requests

CONS

  • no Wi-Fi
  • no air conditioning
  • no flushing toilets in some rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Views
Sceney
Remote
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0845-338–8709

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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