I spent 2 1/2 weeks with the Gunjur Project Lodge and cant begin to explain the fantastic experience I had.
I was welcomed to the lodge by a fabulous Gambian staff team and was immediately immersed in an authentic african vibe.. the music, the food, the hospitality, the surroundings and a strong family feel was truely amazing.
Whilst I was there I was able to become involved in a wide range of projects that The Gunjur project Lodge were involved in. These range from working with young people, offering help with a local womens garden, to helping out at an evironmental project to name a few. Each of these experiences really rounded my understaning of the Gambian way of life. Although getting to know Gambia was fantastic, I was able to relax back at the compound with a beautiful pool, amazing authentic food, plumbed showers, electricity and a very comfortable room (which also included all mozzy requirements). As a european these luxuries really aided my stay!
The staff (and family) were able to explain local culture, areas I may like to visit (which could be arranged for me), and could also advise of steps to take if I wanted to extend my understanding and experience further. They have become good friends - I WILL be visiting again soon!!
Many, many thanks for everything Gunjur Project Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gunjur Project is a lodge with an ethical approach to tourism and works to reduce its carbon footprint. The lodge is set in the heart of the community and is only a short stroll from endless sandy beaches. Accommodation briefly consists of 6 en-suite comfort chalets, restaurant, bar, pool and caters for individuals and groups. The professional staff team help visitors enjoy a real taste of West African hospitality at reasonable prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Gunjur Project Lodge Gambia