Ngala Lodge is a beautiful hotel set in lovely grounds over looking the atlantic. We felt that we were 20 years too young for the hotel which seemed to attract the over 65's. It is luxurious for Gambia and the staff are lovely. The food is OK but more care and attention should be made with the cooking and not just the presentation.
The beach is lovely and clear of bumsters but the sea is very rough and not good for swimming in but great for a dip and jumping the waves - be careful of very strong under current though.
The best thing to do is to hire Habib the taxi driver for a couple of days and ask him to show you "real Gambia" he is charming, honest and everyone in Gambia knows and respects him. Habib for president!
- 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