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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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Good location right on the banks of the river, 3km from Janjangbureh. Choice of ensuite tents or rooms. The tents were a little unstable but very mossie proof. Beds standard african foam so not that comfy if you're not used to it. Solar heated water available (not that you'd want it in that heat). Restaurant was excellent and staff very friendly. Good choice of activities available.
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Bird Safari Camp has nice large clean tents on the River Gambia with clean and functional on suite bathrooms. The location is superb if you like birds and wildlife, the staff are friendly and generally - but not always- helpful and the food was good. Travelling up river on the Lady Hippo seeing hippos, dolphins, osprey and chimps was the highlight for me. I loved that we were in the Gambian National Park and could hear animals moving around and even fighting at night. If you go here for the wildlife, I suggest you make it clear that that is what you are going for. The area is protected in principle but this does not seem to be enforced at all. Talking to people there, illegal logging, bird trapping and killing of animals still sounds common. Many people in the area, and arguably
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I’ve got mixed feelings about Bird Safari Camp having spent five nights there. It’s in a great setting, and having the choice between a hut and a tent was a nice touch. We chose a tent, partly because it looks out on the river, and partly on the recommendation that it was cooler at night. The tents were comfortable enough, with a brick section at the back for the shower and toilet. The shower was disappointingly weak, and the floor tiles were loose, allowing water to seep down through the rest of the tent. Whilst breakfasts weren’t anything special, the lunches and dinners were good. As we were there through a trip organised by Hidden Gambia we had a guide with us – Ibrahim did more than just guide us, though, sorting out early breakfasts, getting drinks from the kitchen when
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We very much agree with uKNat01's review from Jan. 2011. The coordination of overland and river travel by Hidden Gambia to this exciting destination was perfect and truly amazing given the location and possible variables. Congratulations Mark, we enjoyed every stage of it. We chose to stay in a tent. It catches the breeze from the river and cools down beautifully in the evening to the point of needing blankets. The dawn chorus of birds (incl. Verreaux's Eagle Owl) and the sunrise over the river were spectacular. We spent 4 nights at Bird Safari Camp and never ran out of things to do. Many activities were included in the very reasonable price, like morning guided bird walks, half day trip to a bee-eater nesting quarry, afternoon river cruises to search for (and find!) hippos
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This is not the Ritz but it is not intended to be. For birding or just chilling out away from it all the Camp is perfect, it even has a good sized pool.
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GambiaCentral River DivisionJanjanbureh
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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.