My partner and I stayed at the Ngala Lodge from 24/10/2013 - 01/10/2013. We had one regret in the whole time we were there - that we did not book for two weeks!
The whole Gambia experience is pure magic from start to finish and the Ngala Lodge is the icing on the cake. Our room was spacious overlooking the pool and the Atlantic Ocean with a huge balcony from which we watched Vultures circling, morning and evening. We have superb footage of a true tropical thunderstorm raging in the evening - an unbelievable sight.
All of the staff from Jenny the General Manager right down to the maids made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we arrived. The food is out of this world, Gourmet presentation, and huge portions. Jonathon the Chef grows many of the salad leaves and herbs in his own garden.
We owe our thanks to Habib, the hotels resident taxi driver for showing us the real Gambia from Monkeys to Giant Prawns on Paradise Beach to Serekunda Market, not to mention Tangier with all its sights, smells and sounds.
One word of warning once you have stayed at this hotel it will spoil you for all others. It is our intention to return to the Smiling Coast and the Ngala Lodge next year. The only difference will be that it will be for TWO WEEKS!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 1995, Ngala Lodge - an intimate, child free, boutique hotel of just 18 unique, magnificent suites, set in tropical gardens, overlooking the Atlantic is the perfect place for a romantic break. Recently voted the 4th most romantic hotel in Africa by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards, with arguably the best restaurant in the Gambia, our guests find it hard to leave.Ngala Lodge - where romance isn't just for Valentines Day! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngala Hotel Fajara
- Ngala Lodge Gambia/Fajara