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Stories and Tips Gambia

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A leisurely life around Banjul

Written by MichaelJM on 08 Oct, 2004

There is a limit to what you can do in The Gambia, and most days we enjoyed a gentle walk or relaxed around the pool. I discovered the joys of hotel hammocks, and once I'd mastered the art of getting into them, I tended to…Read More

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Run-in with the hotel staff/police

Written by kdieng on 20 Feb, 2001

My husband and I checked in to the Kantora Hotel and asked specifically if they had hot water, as the last place we stayed they had not and I really wanted a nice warm shower. They assured us our room had hot water, so…Read More

Sasu Jatta

Written by sasu jatta on 28 Jan, 2003

Sasu Jatta is the African name given to me by the Gambian family I have stayed with on several occasions as part of the Tujereng/Hertfordshire Link. I approached my first visit with fear of the unknown. I worried about the insects and the darkness, wondered whether…Read More

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The Roots Trip

Written by LeighTravelClub on 04 Feb, 2007

This trip up-river to the land of Alex Haley's saga, 'Roots', is a great day out. The day starts with a long lazy cruise to the ancient Trading Station of Albreda, famous in the slaving days with its flagpole which was once believed to guarantee…Read More

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Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Written by LeighTravelClub on 04 Feb, 2007

An off the beaten track adventure that uncovers the traditional Gambian way of life. Monkeys and baboons can often be seen during this trip. We had a barbecue lunch on a huge, wonderful sandy beach which was completely deserted. …Read More

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Written by LeighTravelClub on 04 Feb, 2007

This hotel really does have a modern observatory in the grounds! You can look at the African 'sky at night' with the help of the resident expert. I believe the equipment was donated by a frequent German visitor to the Kairaba.…Read More

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