This place is located a few kilometres off the main road in a small village on the Bolong river, hidden right in the mangroves. It is a collection of huts on stilts. The huts are very simple and a bit worn, but comfortable enough and fairly clean. My room was a family room (I guess the smaller ones were not available when I arrived) and quite large with three beds and a balcony overlooking the river. The location is absolutely amazing, and the main seller for this place. It's worth staying there for a night, you see the loads of birds, the fishing boats in the evening and the bats flying out in the morning. The restaurant is equally nice, with a roofed and open air section. Food is good and servings are generous but the choice is what strictly limited to what is available. Staff is very friendly and good company. It's simple and a little rough around the edges but it's a great unique location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The eco lodge is built on stilts within the water and intergrated into the wonderful mangrove forests on then banks of the Bintang Bolong, the largest tributary of the river Gambia. ... more less