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Ok then, anyone actually stayed there independently and can tell me how much a night there is? I've seen the website and read up on other sites about it, many say that the cost of food and drinks is expensive but no-where mentions the price per night. Any ideas anyone?

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1. Re: Makasutu/Mandina

You could send them an email on info@makasutu.com for current prices. :)

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Hi We stayed there this year.

They're tied into a deal with Gambia Experience for all UK bookings. We tried to book ourselves a few years but although there was avaliability because we weren't on a GE holiday we couldn't stay!

I'm not sure how much they would charge for a room as when we asked about the uplift price between a floating lodge & the stilted lodge they said they get the same money regardless of which room you stay in from GE.

I know Lawrence and James would like to do their own thing but I think GE have done a lot for them as part of the deal they're locked into.

I'm not sure this helps but maybe it explans why there are no price per roo nights floating around the internet.

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And yet their website does have an online booking form which doesnt mention GE and promises a response within 3 days Amanda it might be worth completing it and seeing what the response is?? rgds

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Hi Amanda, I tried to book direct for early December, the email response came back from Serenity Holidays (GE) and was £401 per person for 3 nights, half board. I didn't want to stop that long or pay that amount! so sadly I've still not been there. Seems they really are locked in to GE.

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5. Re: Makasutu/Mandina

Last year when we walked round the forest,the guide said we could look round the hotel and see an empty room if they weren't all full.Unfortunately they were,so no go but it might be worth contacting them while you're there. Surely they would let one out for 1 night if available?

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We were going to stay there for 2 nights as we got a really cheap deal with GE but cant remember how much it was but i know is was dead cheap for there! In the end didnt go as i wanted to stay in the town and got transfered to cape point!!!!!

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