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Mandinka Lodges

| Senegambia, Kololi, Gambia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My mother and I stayed with Dianne and Lamin at their beautiful Mandinka Lodges, close to all the amenities of Kololi and within walking distance of the beach (though keep in mind taxis are everywhere and very economical to use). Nothing was too much trouble for them. Our surrounds were very clean and spacious, with large comfortable beds, the sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our 3rd wonderful time here & it just seems better & better, thanks again to Diane & Lamin for being a big part of this! For anyone looking to experience the real Gambia but with European comforts then Mandinka is for you! Until next time....not too long we hope. Tracey & Brent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three separate nights in the guest room in the main house because the two bungalows were fully booked. The room was simple and clean. It was really easy and safe to take a 10-minute walk to the Senegambia strip. Our hosts were super nice and helpful to get us settled for our first visit to The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Thank you once again Diane & Lamin for helping to make our 2nd visit even better than the first, if that's at all possible! I think, because we knew what to expect this time we were both immediately relaxed as soon as we saw our lodge & what a beautiful touch, our initials written with rose petals on the bed,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After spending some time in the countryside, arriving to the Mandinka was like finding an oasis!!! Opening the door of our lodge to find the bed covered with flower petals was an amazing detail! Comfortable, clean and well located, with the amazing attention of Diane, Lamin and the rest of staff, who did everything to make us feel good... even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed at Mandinka Lodges for 5 weeks between March and May 2014 and experienced both the room and lodges. As mentioned Diane and Lamin are very welcoming and always happy to take time out for a chat. Both were modern rooms, with good amenities, although the room in the main house, there was no fan in the room which may... More 

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Kent UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have just spent a fabulous 2 weeks with my husband at Mandinka lodges. The lodges are superbly and cleverly designed with a round thatched roof and delightful African design. They are set in a well maintained peaceful garden with your own veranda and sun beds. The hosts Diane and Lamin are excellent company and cater to your every whim. They... More 

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Costa del Sol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our first trip to The Gambia was amazing, we actually just got back today! Diane, Lamin & the wonderful Mandinka Lodges which they created made our trip even more special! The roundhouse which we stayed in was great, very comfortable & modern but with an African theme. The location is perfect, while situated in amongst the locals it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Spent 10 days at Mandinka Lodges and loved every minute. The lodges or roundhouses are spacious, tastefully laid out and decorated and set within a beautifully planted garden. Breakfasts are great and set you up for the day. Diane and Lamin are extremely helpful without being intrusive and can recommend places to visit etc depending on your interests. In this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Diane and Lamin have built something beautiful. A perfect balance of being in the thick of Kololi while at the same time being an oasis of peace and cleanliness. It's a lovely little walk to the beach and the busy tourist area but you can easily explore by foot or taxi areas farther from the busy tourist area. The roundhouses... More 

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