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Fathala Reserve

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Lions are in great condition!

I'm an animal lover at heart and soul and I've seen plety of lions in South Africa. I was so scared... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Saar V
Great experience!

It was a great experience, the tour guides are well informed on the animals. The Fathala has the... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Aarinola
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Fathala Wildlife Reserve is an area that consists of 6000 hectares of original and protected forest. You have the opportunity to visit the original stretch of the African wilderness. In this reserve, you can enjoy the natural environment of the bush...more
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Foundiougne, Senegal
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Paid a lot of money for a trip to this reserve & were told we MIGHT see zebra, giraffe & rhino in a 2 hour "safari". Within half an hour we'd seen them all in a group where they'd been fed at the side of...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your visit at Fathala Reserve. We are saddened to hear that you found your visit to be disappointing, but we are glad you were able to see everything, including the Rhino which in the rainy season...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

My mother, friend, and I visited Fathala Wildlife Reserve after hearing amazing reviews from friends and the web. We were only staying in Dakar, Senegal for three days and had our apprehensions about the distance (the reserve was a four-hour drive away from where we...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Dearest Nikitadaa, We are really pleased that your experience at Fathala was incredible. We especially appreciate the time taken to write such a lovely review. We will certainly let Amadou, Momadou, Gnima, Daouda, Lamin and the rest of guides and staff know how much you...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Bakary "Bax" Ndure was desperate for money and took me here as I wanted to go to Senegal. It wasn't the worst experience of my life but wasn't good. Boring but the giraffers, rhino, warthog and gazelles.

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Dearest Timothy, Thank you for your review, truly sorry that you didn't find the visit that good. But that you were able to see our animals especially the rhino. Best Regards Fathala Team and Management

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I'm an animal lover at heart and soul and I've seen plety of lions in South Africa. I was so scared that the lion walk would be like visiting the tiger temples in Thailand, but I was so wrong! The lions are in great shape...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Dearest Saar V, We are really glad you enjoyed your visit to Fathala Reserve, and that walking with our Lions was a great experience also that you were happy to see how well we look after them. We look forward to seeing you again. Best...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018

The reserve itself is a basically a very large zoo. The animals are roaming free but they are being fed and frankly while you can definitely see them close and they are real, it's not the same as the "wild" park. However, one thing really...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the Fathala Reserve, we are glad to hear you had such an incredible experience with the beautiful Lions. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards Fathala Management

Reviewed June 14, 2018

we came from the Gambian border, with the idea to stay for one night, however, we couldn't because of our budget, i was somewhat disappointed, because I fell in love with this place as soon as I crossed the door. Nevertheless, we entered the safari...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

ear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Fathala Reserve, we are glad to hear your experience with the Lions was so great, and that you had opportunity to speak with the local guides and found them very friendly. We look...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience, the tour guides are well informed on the animals. The Fathala has the biggest specie of Antelope. The Fathala according to the guide is on 2000 hectares of land. We were able to see all the animals in the reserve....More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your valuable feedback on your visit to Fathala Wildlife Reserve. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Fathala, seeing the animals and the Lion Walk We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Fathala...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

I went to this Reserve from my hotel in the Gambia, which involved ferry crossing and border crossing. It took a while to get there, but once I was there, I had a great time. The staff at the reserve was really good and could...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Fathala Wildlife Reserve. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your game drive and the knowledgeable guide. The Giraffes have a sneaky way of hiding and blending in. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018

We were a couple of hours at Fathala and able to see Rhino, Giraffe, monkey, Eland, Warthogs, Zebra. So a brief visit with some good sightings in an open sided truck. Dusty bumpy and great to see animals in their natural surroundings. Finished off with...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Dear Valued guest, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Fathala Wildlife Reserve. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the safari in the open truck, seeing the animals. The dusty and bumpy road add's to the experience. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Park itself is not very large and has a limited number of animals, but it was still very nice for a few hour trip. Especially our 6 yrs old really enjoyed it. Our guide was also excellent! They also have a very good pizza in...More

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Fathala, Manager at Fathala Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your valuable feedback on your visit to Fathala Wildlife Reserve. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Fathala, especially your 6 year old. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Fathala Wildlife Reserve...More

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Sacha_Gray
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Fathala | Property representative |
Hello Sacha, Please call or send a whatsapp to +221 70 525 06 20 I will give you all the information necessary. With thanks Kate
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Response from Aarinola | Reviewed this property |
Hi booked through Arc tours in The Gambia, they handle all the logistics, I was picked up from fajara then we headed to Banjul to take the ferry, another vehicle was waiting to take us at the other end, we took that to... More
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Hi, Fathala is located pretty much right on the border, we had a rental car in Senegal and to us the biggest expense was getting a visa. But citizens of many countries don't need any visa at all, so it could be free for... More
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