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MacCarthy Island Central River Region, Janjanbureh Gambia
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MacCarthy Island Central River Region, Janjanbureh Gambia
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FriendOfPooh wrote a review Apr 16
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom466 contributions130 helpful votes
Too late from us, too, but we stayed here when on an organised trip, during our first visit to the Gambia in 2001. We still talk about how magical and literally 'enchanting' the experience was. Yes it was rustic...this was part of the charm. The organised music for the evening didn't arrive so the staff did an ad hoc performance which was great and if anything, a bit more 'real'. The young man who seemed to be in charge was also very special...very enigmatic . The whole experience of our 2 days/one overnight stay will be with us for ever. So, perhaps too late, but a big thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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caz9537 wrote a review Aug 2018
wales6 contributions5 helpful votes
Albeit too late (we visited quite a while ago) I just want to say that for my husband and I this was one of our most memorable life experiences . We found Bird Safari Camp to be a magical place which provided us with unique opportunities to meet local people and the privilege of finding out something of their lives and culture. Also the thrill of being so close to the wildlife has been unequalled. I would not have swapped any of it for a sanitised safe safari which unfortunately a lot of reviewers seem to have wanted. So Mark, if you read this thank you for giving us the time of our life.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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angler29 wrote a review Apr 2018
Brusubi, Gambia2,603 contributions85 helpful votes
Closed down. Its no longer operating ,its finished,tax reasons,kaput.non longer operating,only janjanbureh guest house left in the area,nothing left here.The other guesthouse in the area is the Boabolong guesthouse,very nice ,situated on the river you can have various excursions including boat trips to see the chimps,crocodiles and hippo,they also do fishing trips for Tigerfish and Vundu Catfish,nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mark T, Owner at Bird Safari Camp
Responded May 6, 2018
Yep, it's all over. But nothing to do with "tax reasons" (where did you hear that?!). Much more to do with a corrupt lawyer / politician who decided to register all the shares in his "nephew's" name, thus defrauding several bona fide foreign investors to The Gambia... and making his own countrymen & women that much poorer :-(
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Paul W wrote a review May 2017
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom14 contributions29 helpful votes
Sadly, this once beautiful camp is now a shadow of its former self. Dirty, uncared for with staff (if you can find any) who have no idea of how to look after tourists. While the camp used to have excellent facilities,now it is run down and just a shell. Avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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CornelisVenema wrote a review Mar 2016
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands16 contributions8 helpful votes
I was looking for a place outside the village and ended up in this place that was now in ruins. Wat was left were a few tents with a stone sanitary part. There was no running water So I got water from the river that I had to purify. There were two men who looked after the remains of once a nice place. I think TripAdvisor should remove this place from their site.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bird Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Bird Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bird Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bird Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.